How to Stay Visible and Advance in the Workplace

Join Jennifer Lee Inspiration and Remote Work Pros as we bring you an 8-video series with motivational, inspirational and educational tips for those working on or managing a remote work team!

TOPIC #5: Staying Visible and Advancing in the Workplace

 

What Type of Communicator Are YOU?

Join Jennifer Lee Inspiration and Remote Work Pros as we bring you an 8-video series with motivational, inspirational and educational tips for those working on or managing a remote work team!

TOPIC #4: Communication Styles

Your Control. Your Choice!

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Yesterday could have been rough. The last week could have been rough. The last few months could have been rough. But, guess what? You are reading this post at a moment where you can stop, take a deep breath (or a few!) and slow down…reminding yourself about what really matters in life.

You may be going through things that are a really big deal for you, personally and/or professionally, but never forget that we give the weight to what matters in our lives. We control that pressure. We also control how we react to things – even the things that happen to us (or to our family and friends) that we didn’t ask for or don’t believe we deserve.

At this very moment, will you choose with me to be positive and hopeful? Will you choose with me to focus on the beauty in finding lessons learned through difficult situations? Right now, choose with me extra awareness around patience and kindness – both toward yourself and others.

Let’s do this!

-Jen

The “Why? What? How?” Game

Ever play the “Why? What? How?” game? It is a great strategy to help you get to the root of something! You can do this with personal or professional situations.

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Example: “I am so frustrated lately and it’s beginning to impact daily life.”

WHY have I been frustrated? Because my temper has been short, causing me to be impatient over the littlest things and it snowballs from there.

Why has my temper been short? Because I haven’t been getting enough sleep.

Why haven’t I been getting enough sleep? Because I am stressing over work. Poor work/life balance.

WHAT could I do to create a better work/life balance? I could create a better priority list and learn how to manage my workload better.

HOW will I start? By watching a training on how to prioritize a demanding workload throughout the workday and talk to my manager for support.

The root of this situation was not necessarily “frustration” – it was lack of prioritization and difficult workload. Many times, the issue isn’t always what we immediately assume. It is worth taking a step back and digging down to the true root!

-Jen