Tips for Your Best New Year Yet

The phrase ‘Happy New Year’ has the power to stir the emotions of all who hear it, especially when the new year is also a new decade! You may look back on the year and be satisfied with all of your accomplishments, hopeful for 2020, or you may think about how you could have done more, or taken more risks.

Regardless of your New Year’s thoughts, you have the power to start 2020 off great.

If you had a great 2019, keep it up and be proud of yourself. We all need a little push in the right direction for navigating the new year in our ever-changing work climate. Here are several tips we think are helpful when thinking about what you want to achieve in 2020!

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Your success is your team’s success. Sometimes asking for help may make you feel less in control but setting aside some control can become a strength. We all face challenges and your teammates’ wisdom can often be just the solution we need.

As with any advice, acting on it properly is best. Ask for help directly without overthinking, and grow in knowledge with your teammates and superiors. If you put these tips to use, soon you will be able to offer help to your co-workers.

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Most highly effective people will tell you that committing to organizational skills such as writing out weekly or monthly goals helps keep them on track for success. Two main concepts work together to make writing down goals effective: external storage and encoding. When you write goals down you create easy access to them, allowing quick recall and a consistent visual. When you perceive your written goals, your brain’s hippocampus analyzes them, allowing decisions about storage in long-term memory to be made.

We recommend going a step beyond jotting your tasks down on a sticky note by maintaining your plans in a weekly or monthly planner so you can easily refer to previous days, as an example. There are lots of great brands committed to your organization, so go shopping and find a planner to fit your needs!

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Perhaps not taking the right risks in 2019 caused you to miss out on some personal or career achievements. If so, you are not alone. Comfort reduces our motivation and in its worst case, can completely hinder us from striving for our goals.

A great thing about a new year is that it offers a fresh start and a time to implement what we’ve learned as part of our new year planning. So, make room for some new and calculated risks in 2020: make a new financial investment, step up to lead your team’s next big project, or expand your budget for more generous giving opportunities in 2020.

“Every time we are faced with the obstacles that inevitably accompany taking risks, we are forced to either retreat from them or think critically about how to solve them,” said Celinne Da Costa of Forbes. “By doing the latter, we can push ourselves to innovate in ways that we may not have otherwise.”

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Lastly, LinkedIn is one of the fastest-growing social media networks in the world. It currently has over 610 million members and over 303 million users are active monthly.

LinkedIn is not merely just a job-search forum, but rather a place to show off all of your accomplishments and connect with like-minded individuals. There is great benefit in managing and updating your personal LinkedIn account whether you seek other career opportunities in 2020 or just want to stand out in your profession.

FSIoffice shares employee’s posts provide tips and pointers and interact with other professionals in our industry. And you can too with a little dedication and putting your best foot forward in 2020.

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Consider your goals and aspirations for your career and personal life as we embark on this new decade. Ask yourself what changes need to be made to flourish in 2020!

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