SUPER IMPORTANT & HIGHLY EFFECTIVE PROFESSIONAL ADVICE TO EXCEL AT
YOUR WORK DAY, MAKE YOUR BOSS HAPPY, AND SHINE BRIGHT LIKE A DIAMOND
📅 Use the first 15 minutes of the day to check your calendar and to-do list.
🍽️ Take an hour for lunch every day. No meetings, just eating – and maybe also walking, TikToking, erranding, and napping.
⛔ Block every Friday afternoon – catch up on projects, plan ahead to next week, or focus on an added value opportunity that you’ve been wanting to get to.
🌴 Take vacations. Check your work calendar to ensure minimal conflicts so you can completely disconnect. If there is a conflict, make sure you are setting teammates up for success in advance of your absence.
📓 When in meetings, take notes of key decisions, questions, and next steps.
💌 Include an objective statement, meeting lead, and required attendees for all invites.
➰ Keep teammates in the loop about what projects you are working on.
❓ When delegating projects or asking questions of your team, share what you need, why you need it, any considerations, and a due date.
🏊 Stay in your own swim lane to help prevent duplicative work and burn out.
🙋 If you have free time, raise your hand to help others with their to-do list (& try out a new swim lane for a bit).
🤔 Be curious, connect dots, share learnings.
⏰ Send emails only from 7am to 7pm.
🌃 Use “send later” for any emails from 7pm to 7am.
✍️ Be clear in emails about what you’re sending, why you’re sending it, what you need next, and when you need it.
📈 Create client deliverables that are actionable, insightful, and digestible.
👀 Always have your internal team review client emails before sending as a double check.
✅ Confirm receipt on emails of projects you are leading within a day with any follow-up questions included.
Not sure if you’re doing the above correctly? Ask your team!
I CAN'T REMEMBER ALL OF THIS!
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You now know how I shine bright like a diamond in a professional setting. If you already knew all of this, holy heck, that's great. If you found something useful, holy heck, that's great too. If you think I would get value from hearing your perspective on this or if you have questions, you can message me on LinkedIn.