Seven steps to master the art of staying on top in your profession

The most productive time is when you can focus entirely on the task without getting worried about other things waiting to be attended. Each one of us wants to get relaxed and enjoy the work since it increases our productivity that ultimately leads us to happiness. Try these simple steps to stay on top in your profession.

Do not keep a stack of work waiting

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If you get more than what you can finish in a day, you would rush through things, will never be affective in your work and would surely enjoy it comparatively less. So keep only as much work on your table as you can finish. Do not be kind to take up more work from colleagues to crib afterwards and if you are already preoccupied, never raise your hands to volunteer for more work juts to impress your manager.

A to-do list would be great

A to-do list would be great

A to-do list always works like a magic wand for all, regardless of occupation. If you have ten things on your list, prioritize accordingly as it would make you job easy. Get to the work the very moment you step into your office. Takes time to relax and attend to other things too, but only after finishing off at least half of your to-do list. It would always keep you ahead of deadlines.

Do first thing first 

Do first thing first

A tendency to finish off the easy stuff first is quite common among all, but it proves to be a big mistake at times. Start with the important task first, even if it is the toughest one so that in case you can’t finish all, you complete the high priority tasks first. Another aspect of it has to be with your productivity, you can sit back and relax once you are done with the important tasks.

Follow a routine of work

Follow a routine of work

Do you always attend to those things first that come your way; follow a perfect routine of work. Following a perfect schedule of work minimizes all your chances of missing your targets. It might demands you to do some extra efforts like going through the details which you actually be using a week after, but it is certainly is a full proof plan to be all prepared at work.

Say no to time stealers

Say no to time stealers

Call it a bad habit or human tendency, but all of us unknowingly get engaged in things that steal our time or waste it. Taking little coffee breaks makes a sense but putting off all your work to be with your colleagues in the cafeteria is a bad idea for sure. Every time you leave your desk, you should know when to come back to finish the rest of the work.

Deadlines

Deadlines

The best way to meet the deadlines is to have a deadline of your own. It would make you able to finish day before the real deadlines. Another benefit is that you would never get stressed out. You can even take out time for emergencies too.

Doing that extra bit

Doing that extra bit

All of us hate the idea of taking our work home with us. However, if you give extra two hours of your weekend, you can save some extra time at your office. You can easily invest this time to focus on other priority task.

Giving your best at you job a tough task but not impossible, if you move on with a correct mindset and high spirits. Divide equal time between work and fun even at your workplace, it really helps.

Dr Prem Jagyasi and Team (C)

Dr Prem is an award winning strategic leader, renowned author, publisher and highly acclaimed global speaker. Aside from publishing a bevy of life improvement guides, Dr Prem runs a network of 50 niche websites that attracts millions of readers across the globe. Thus far, Dr Prem has traveled to more than 40 countries, addressed numerous international conferences and offered his expert training and consultancy services to more than 150 international organizations. He also owns and leads a web services and technology business, supervised and managed by his eminent team. Dr Prem further takes great delight in travel photography.

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