I find regardless of where you are in your career (entry level, mid-level, etc), it is inevitable that we experience periods of times when we fall into a productivity rut. We let emails pile up, we lose our motivation and dread Mondays. If your career is going well, but life seems to be in cruise control and have become mundane, here are 5 tips to becoming more productive in life and career.
- READ. I know we are a social media culture but nothing beats reading an inspiring book to help us rebuild or strengthen our self-esteem. Ultimately, it’s like getting the best advice from mentors we’ve never met but have undergone similar experiences to ours in one way or another. Read here on some inspiring books I’ve gone through this summer.
- SET GOALS. I know this isn’t earth shattering advice but setting small attainable goals and checking them off brings such a sense of accomplishment. Not to mention, it’s validation that we haven’t wasted time nor efforts. It also helps you get closer to your end game.
- TAKE A COURSE. You know I am a huge advocate for education, working in higher-education and all. However, you don’t need to aim at earning another degree to learn something new. There are tons of online courses (free and paid) geared at helping professionals develop and strengthen their skills. CourseHorse, for example, offers over $50,ooo classes for personal enrichment and professional development.
- LISTEN TO PODCASTS. You’re already on your phone, so why not make those hours productive? Podcasts are a great way to add some educational audio to your social media routine. Some personal faves are: She’s Beauty & the Beast, The Read, The Charged Life with Brendon Burchard and countless others.
- BE OPEN TO CHANGE. Some of us may be stuck in our ways and thats the worst position to be in. In order to evolve, we need to be open to moving forward. In order to move forward, you need to be open to change. I tell my students all the time, how can the end result change if the factors remain the same? Accept change as it comes because if often brings you to better experiences.