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.
Take a few minutes to think about how you would like to be perceived at the conclusion of a meeting, an email, or a call
Would you like to come across as fearsome, gentle, resolute, inclusive, open-minded, unwavering? How do you feel when you perceive others that way? Strive to become a coworker that you would want to interact with and more opportunities will come to you. Check out these other simple ways to be a better coworker.