I am one of those truly lucky individuals who genuinely loves her job, and I haven’t been quiet on the subject. In fact, I’ve already written about what makes my role so unique and such a perfect fit for me.
As I come up on my first workiversary, I’ve started to reflect on the last 300something days in a more general way. Entering the professional world has granted me so many opportunities to learn and grow. In this post, I want to document some of what I’ve extracted along the way.
Feel free to jump in and let me know what I’ve missed or what I have to look forward to learning in the next year!
- Take initiative.
- Know when to ask for permission, and when to beg for forgiveness.
- Know when and how to ask for help.
- Check, double check, and triple check emails! Both what you’ve written and who you’re sending them to.
- Reply all is a privilege.
- Know when to tune out and turn off. Time at and away from work should be respected.
- Set boundaries. (This can and should be interpreted a number of ways…)
- Don’t let your paycheck be your only barometer for success.
- If you want something done right, do it yourself.
- Coffee helps.
- Take walks during conference calls as often as you can.
- Maintain grace under pressure.
- It’ll get done.
- Confidence is everything.
- Remove the emotions. Level with yourself if you find that you’re taking things at work too personally. Business is business.
- Strive for efficiency.
- Don’t muddle your professional and personal life.
- Working smart ≥ working hard
- Don’t dwell on criticism; use it to your advantage.
- Be honest.
- Use temptation bundling! Pair something you don’t want to do with something you love, like writing reports while listening to a new album from your favorite artist.
- Stress and anxiety are not productive.
- Don’t dwell on the negative; amplify the positive.
- Share your strengths and utilize them.
- Track your progress and achievements.
- Everyone is busy.
- Don’t be afraid to speak your mind.
- Don’t complain unless you’re willing to create change.
- Have a yummy lunch.
- Dietitians don’t need to begin their careers in the clinical world.
- *Multitask if you can do it well.
- Keep a Tide To Go stain stick, a hair tie, bobby pins, and gum/mints at your desk and in your purse!
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