TIPS & REFLECTIONS

A series of short articles on everything, from practical ways of getting things done, to how to handle your feelings and find peace in a hectic world.

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12. Getting Ahead at Work (2)

Taking time to educate and develop yourself If you read my last tip you may have been surprised to find the list of work-related activities that I listed there, as they are not always the things that spring to mind as being most important at work. Building relationships, for example, is not something that appears on many people's 'to do' lists. Similarly, 'reflecting and planning' or 'taking care of yourself'. They are the activities, however, that really add value to your work, both for yourself and the people you work with/for. If you have read tip No. 3: More action, less angst, where I talked about 'rocks', these are some of the 'rocks' that I was talking about. One of these 'ro

11. Getting Ahead at Work

How do you spend your time at work? 'Being busy does not always mean real work.' Thomas Edison Whether you are young and setting out on a working life, or have been around for a time and have perhaps have achieved a degree of success in your career, there is something we all like to have at work and that is to do well. It's human nature to want to feel that you are doing the best you can and that people value you. Jobs in which you feel either inadequate to do the job, or unappreciated when you do it are the worst kind of jobs. It's probable that you are pretty good at your job. It is also probable that you could do the job even better than you are now. Y