Begin the day with a resolve
“Today I will become more aware of one particular action.” Then place your attention on it throughout the day. Some simple suggestions: opening doors, greeting customers or clients, reaching for the phone. This will broaden your sense of self-awareness and can help you to identify aspects of your work personality that you have previously ignored, such as what you struggle with and what you truly enjoy. Check out these tips to help you be more productive during your first hour of work.
Before beginning a new project or meeting or conversation, ask yourself, “What do I most want to see happen from this?”
Whenever stress becomes a distraction nightmare, remember this goal and steer the conversation or workload back in the right direction. These are the steps you should be taking at work if you want to stand out.
If you find yourself straining to think “outside the box,” explore what made up that box
Understanding how you got to where you are is the first step in going beyond that point.