The great thing about having smart friends that don’t blog, is that every once in a while one of them sits down and writes down his or hers thoughts with no personal blog to post it to. Which means, I get to post it here.
This time, A dear friend of mine, Nick Mayants who currently works at a Eli Gervits Law Offices as a Jurist and as a Business Manager where he practice Law, wrote a really insightful and interesting post about “becoming better at what you do”.
For now, I’ll go back to drinking my 3rd cup of coffee for the day and let you enjoy the words of my friend Nick.
6 Ways To Be Better In What You Do
I am a jurist currently working in a Tel-Aviv based law firm. Work can be sometimes overwhelming and I do get to deal with stuff I never dealt before, beyond the law frontiers. I acquired some useful habits along the way that made me better at what I do, I am not a Blogger but I decided to share some of them, so here we go:
1.Don’t make excuses
You know when you have a great idea, but just before going full throttle you find an excuse why not to do it – the idea is not good enough, I am not experienced enough, nobody will read my post, it will never succeed, I’ll do it latter and so forth….
I am not saying that you should not analyze the pros and cons, just don’t let the fear of being not good enough /what others will think of you from stopping you, Instead base your decision on facts and data.
“just don’t let the fear of being not good enough / what others will think of you from stopping you, Instead base your decision on facts and data.”
2. It’s Ok to fail
Failing is part of the process, learning to walk consists of failing, but it is because of this “failing” that we learn to walk. When doing something different there will always be unforeseen circumstances and there will always will room for improvement- It’s just how life is.
3. Don’t make up other people’s minds
As humans we tend to “project” our thoughts on others; our likes, opinions and our way of thinking on others. If you don’t like something, it doesn’t mean the others won’t either.
4. Don’t postpone
If it is something that you can do in few clicks of a button, do it! Otherwise it will probably cost you more later – Just trying to remember what you meant to do in the first place.
5. Allow yourself to think
We are all so busy that we don’t have time to think. Sometimes we just automate ourselves in completing a task. Stop now and then to think, See if what your’re doing is necessary, if there are ways to improve it, think of new ideas. You can even think of things that make you happy and achievements you accomplished this week, it won’t only make you more effective but get your adrenalin going.
6. Learn to Multitask
I don’t like multitasking (not just because I’m a man). It can have devastating effects on you and your productivity . It’s hard to do a good job while you have 3 other things on your mind, plan your day ahead, schedule your tasks and stick to the schedule. Just remember to live time for unplanned stuff.
These are my 6 tips. What are your take-aways? How do you overcome new challenges?