How are you preparing for the New Year?
2021 is approaching and there are far too many things to do. Yet one thing is for certain, this is the year in which you can truly concentrate on your professional career. To put yourself in a stronger place this year, I have some ideas on what you should do.
Create a journal
It is one of the easiest ways to drive things forward and build expectations for yourself is by putting ideas on paper. Before beginning your day, spend five minutes visualizing what your day is going to be like. Start with an image in your mind and get it out of your head and write in a paper. Improving your brand and making it a priority to control the way people think about you actively by being intentional when it comes to sharing your successes and outcomes.
Expand your skills and improve your knowledge.
Nobody knows what they need to know about everything! Try to arrange a conversation, or set a calendar invite with your manager to see how they assess your skills and if they have any suggestions for you.
Start connecting with people
Reach out to individuals in your network and reinforce old ties. Doing this now brings you the support you need later.
The key is staying focused. The beginning of the year is a great time to set goals and make contacts, but keep that a year-round practice.