6 Tips on Professionally Reaching New Heights in 2021

  • Feb 22, 2021

Can you believe 2021 is here? We can’t either! 

Incorporating positive habits into your workweek is the perfect way to grow professionally.  Here are five tips on what you can do to professionally reach new heights in 2021. 


Focus on strengths, not weaknesses.

You were hired for a reason, so take advantage of your strengths. Focus on honing your skills rather than taking on a task that isn’t in your wheelhouse. If you work with a team, lean on them for tasks that may be out of your comfort zone, this will only give you more time to showcase your talents. 


Don’t Dwell 

What you do after 5 pm sets the tone for your next day in the office. If you had a bad day at work, try not to bring those emotions home with you. Your time at home is meant for you to unwind and relax, even if "home" is a short walk down the hall from the office. Have that glass of wine. Go for a long walk. If you are consumed by the problems at work that day, it’ll only increase your stress levels and cause you to carry that negative mood into the office the very next day.  


Follow Up on Your Work 

When you turn in a project, do you follow up a week later to see if it’s working? Especially if you are in sales, advertising, or marketing, it’s so easy to finish up a project and move on to the next one. However, are the strategies and concepts you implemented into the project driving sales? Generating leads? Following up is imperative to grow professionally and understand what is working and what is not working. 


Curate a Vision Board 

Remember when you made collages in elementary school? This is similar! Throughout the next few weeks, start to collect different articles, images, or anything else that inspires you! Once a month, open up your vision board (saved on your desktop) and see what you can be doing to make those visions a reality.   


Ask for Help 

Sometimes asking for help is the smartest move you can make. In areas that you are unsure of, there’s always another employee that can answer your questions. If you are assigned a large task on top of a mound of other projects you’re working on, splitting up the task with another team member will help you complete everything on time (and stay sane while doing it). 


By following these 5 tips and turning them into weekly habits, you’ll approach your job differently, have a more positive mindset, and fuel your success in 2021.