Starting the New Year off Right at Work

Do you have goals of a promotion, getting out of debt, or even quitting your job to do something else. Work is an integral part of all of our lives. Whether you work from home, in an office, or behind a counter it is important to set some type of goals that relate to your work.

Maybe you are already happy with your job, position, and income.You can still find something to perfect or improve. Maybe you have a habit of coming into work every Monday half awake. Do you spend too much time socializing during your lunch hour. How about forgetting to bring a lunch with you?Start the new year off at your job right. Determine which goals you have that may be related to your work.

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Raise or Promotion:

If you have goals of a raise what steps are needed for you to get one. If you don’t know ask your boss or supervisor. Request a meeting with them to discuss your work performance and how you can make it to the next level.

Are you your own boss and supervisor? Then consider how you performed last year. How can you do a better job this year? If you run your own business check out my article 5 Things to Do For Your Business Before the New Year.

Get Organized:

Look at your work space is it organized, cluttered, do you have balled up papers and used coffee cups sitting all over? Take some time to clean up your space, recycle any old papers, file away the stuff you are not currently needing. Organize and clean your computer files too. If you can’t find what you need how can you expect to work faster.

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Finances:

Even if you are not expecting a raise or a promotion this year look at your budget. Financial goals are excellent sources of drive to work harder or even to keep working on the days when you are just not feeling it. Is your goal to get out of debt this year, maybe you want to purchase a house or are expecting a baby? Do you have an opportunity to pick up extra hours somewhere? Does your job get more busy during certain months? Create a budget. Look at each paycheck. Also examine last years W-2. Are you expecting to make the same, more, less?

If you are planning to quit your job, start your own business, or simply go elsewhere carefully consider your savings and expenses. Determine how much you will need as a safe guard. 3 months worth of bills is best if you are planning to quit without having something lined up. 6 months of bills if you are going to start your own business. If you have a big expense coming up about how much are you thinking it is going to cost? How much have you saved so far? How much will you need to reach your goal?

Motivation:

Maybe money isn’t what drives you. It could be your family, maybe you have a special vacation planned? Keep an image of what drives you at your work space. If you work from home, help kill the distractions working from home often breads  by setting up a designated work space, and changing your clothes every morning. Even if you simply change from one pair of sweats to another,the act of changing your clothes implies a transition is taking place a move from night to day.

Finally, get into a regular evening/morning routine if you do not already have one. If you work from home, set a designated wake up time and bedtime. Develop an order of events for yourself. Brushing teeth, showering, eating breakfast and dinner.

What are your work goals this New Year? Please Share in the comments.

 

 

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