3 Tips To Be Better at What You Do
Maintaining a sustainable work-life balance is crucial to success for anyone working in the eyecare industry. Whether you’re new to the optical workforce or a seasoned veteran, keeping that balance can make a world of difference in how you perform in your job. To help you make steps towards becoming a better you in the workplace, here are some helpful tips to be better at what you do.
We know—you’ve heard this before. But seriously, are you passionate about the optical industry, or more importantly, your role in your organization? Most people choose their jobs based on things like security, comfort or just whatever they fall into. But that’s not good.
Americans work more than anyone else. We work longer days, vacation less and retire later. Time is precious, and we spend too much of it working to do so just for a paycheck. It often takes big steps to make a change, but it begins with reflection.
How do you really feel about your job? If its predominant redeeming quality is the paycheck, you may need a change. Your success depends on it, and your family, your employer and most importantly, your mental health will thank you.
Be a Friend
I’ve found that one of the quickest ways to energize myself is to reach out to someone in need.
Helping someone in need probably makes you think of volunteering at the soup kitchen or helping the homeless. Those are certainly good things to do, but don’t forget about your workplace. There’s no question that every single person you work with is in need in some way. Maybe it’s the intern who is in need of a mentor, a peer going through a personal difficulty and needs someone to lend an ear over lunch, or a new employee who needs to feel welcomed.
Investing in those who work with and around you will provide a greater sense of purpose for why you come to work every day, and it may surprise you who benefits the most from lending a hand.
Demand Excellence from Yourself
When we were younger, most of our jobs didn’t require excellence. These jobs didn’t demand much creativity, dedication or outside-the-box thinking.
We had to grow up a little bit in order to understand the personal benefits of expecting more of ourselves. When we deliver more than is expected, we feel good about that, and the feelings are exponential because excellence typically gets you noticed—and who doesn’t want to go to a place where you are successful, appreciated and needed?
Even if you don’t feel appreciated or noticed for your hard work, at least you can take personal satisfaction in knowing you’ve achieved excellence.
If you have questions about your current job or are ready to start looking for your next career move, contact imatters today or apply directly via our online job board!