Happy, engaged employees are productive employees. An engaged employee can outperform a disengaged employee by 202 percent, according to Dale Carnegie Training, so you owe it to yourself to be passionate about your job. Whether you work from home or an office, tips from the pros can help you unlock your professional potential.
Do Your Least Favorite Tasks First
Test the “fun factor” rule and your day will feel a lot more productive. Dr. Carol Kryder, Ph.D. and mental health expert, told Woman’s Day that prioritizing from worst-to-best tasks helps most people feel more accomplished and self-disciplined. After all, it isn’t fair to eat dessert first.
Measure What Matters
Charts, lists and measurements work. Bob Parsons, CEO of GoDaddy, wrote in his “16 Rules for Success in Business and Life in General” that measured metrics get results. If you feel like you’ll never be able to get through everything on your agenda, you’re not measuring and prioritizing right. Sit down, make a chart, check it off and you’ll be surprised how accomplished you’ll feel.
Force A Sense of Purpose
If your job is your calling, you’re very lucky. If not, there are ways you can help it align better with your core values. Elizabeth Lombardo, author of “A Happy You: Your Ultimate Prescription for Happiness” suggests you focus on the good you promote within your job. If you work for a medical billing company, you’re contributing to healing. If you work in a restaurant, you’re helping nourish people. The secret isn’t finding the perfect job, it’s making the best of what you have.