Brand Yourself Consistently
Considering yourself a brand you need to develop, improve and constantly promote makes goal achieving much easier. We’ve talked about the significance of personal branding for any career before. People are more likely to trust you when you have a strong, solid brand. In 2014, make it your priority to learn new things, improve on what you already know and network smartly so as to extend your professional impact and become more successful in what you do.
Planning and Organizing Better
As you bid hello to 2014 promise yourself to become better at organizing yourself and your environment. Plan ahead for months not just the next day. Make lists for everything and use technology to become more productive and efficient. In the era of smartphones and constant connection, not being organized is incomprehensible.
Work Smarter Not Harder
You’ve been working harder and didn’t pay off. This year do things differently; work smarter instead. Forget about working more or harder. 2014 is all about finding smart ways to be as efficient as if you’d be working double the time. Don’t go to pointless meetings and do easy tasks before hard ones, because its better to have a bad draft than having nothing at all! And also, do you really have to respond to every single email? We think not.
Technology Skills Boosting
Web development, coding and social media are skills that will become as indispensable as knowing how to touch type. In 2014 learn or improve on at least one technology skill, from learning how to create newsletters to how to professionally edit images.
What professional resolutions are you setting for 2014?