Going to the same place and doing the same work every day can get a little repetitive. I don’t know about you guys, but if I don’t have projects and new, exciting opportunities happening with work, I find it very easy to just slip into auto pilot. And I hate when I realize I’ve let this happen! I always want to be contributing and the one coming up with new ideas or approaches. After all, that’s part of what makes me an asset to those who hire me! If I get complacent, how am I still providing that value (and earning a paycheck)?
This can happen to anyone, so don’t feel bad if this is you – it’s definitely been me. The important thing is to recognize it and turn it around ASAP. Hopefully these five tips can get you on your way to doing just that!
Regular check-ins with your boss
Whether you’re self employed or work in corporate America, there’s always someone to check in with. Basically, a mini review, whether it’s casual or more structured. If you have a boss, schedule time with them – even offer to take them to lunch – to touch base on their satisfaction with your performance. Don’t talk shop the whole time, though. I think it’s important for bosses to see employees as people, so bring up some of your hobbies and ask them about theirs.
If you’re self employed, check in with your clients. Are they happy with the progress you’ve made for them? What recommendations can you make to take them to the next level? Always be ready to offer something new, but be sure they’re 110% satisfied with past work as well....