Prioritize for SuccessMay 2, 2014
Making money comes easier for some people than for others. Why is this? Are they born with more financial sense or are they luckier than other people? No. The individuals who are more apt to earn a comfortable living are those who know how to prioritize for success.
Knowing which activity to do before another is integral to completing tasks on time and is a valuable skill we all should learn in order to be more successful at what we do. We all already have deadlines and timeframes that we have to stick to, whether it is a sleep schedule, an exercise routine or picking up the kids. Even cleaning the house has an order of events. For instance, it is best to dust the ceiling fans before sweeping or vacuuming the floor.
Responsibilities and tasks at work life are no different. In order to earn higher wages you must have an order of events in the workplace. Regardless of whether or not your boss gives you specific instructions about which tasks to complete first, developing a sixth sense for what is the most important to the growth of the business at what time can vastly increase your earning potential.
While staying prioritized it is very important to remain flexible, because the whims of business’ and market place demands can change in a swift manner. Try keeping lists, either in your head or written down, of ongoing projects as well as things that need to be done right away. This will help you feel less overwhelmed by the changing needs of your superiors.
Calendars and planners are excellent ways to stay on top of the work load which is expected of you. Some people prefer the old school method of having a paper calendar, while others find it easier to use their smart phones or Apps to keep track of meetings, paydays, large deadlines and days off. Taking a few minutes out of each day to keep your work calendar up to date can be a lifesaver on those days when everything at work seems to be crashing down at once.
A lot of successful people find it useful to have their work supplies ready the night before, so the morning time feels less rushed. Make gathering your phone charger, lunch, coffee fixings and your outfit for the next day a priority the night before work and you will feel more on top of your assignments while you are working. When you are prepared for work, physically and mentally, it shows.
Bosses continually take note of who seems to have their priorities straight, even if they do not say so out loud. People who consistently show up on time and finish their duties when they are asked to are more likely to gain positive attention from superiors. This can lead to raises, promotions, increased benefits and heartfelt recommendations to your future boss at your next place of employment.