What Makes For Your Perfect Day?
The biggest mistake executives make is to head into career transition with no thought or plan. Much like your working days you need to plan your work and work your plan. While every executive is different and many will tell you what their perfect day might look like, it is important that you create your own definition and learn to live by it. Whatever your definition is, make sure you know your peak performance periods so you can schedule your most challenging tasks in that timeframe. Start your day early dressed in business attire. After an hour of doing follow-up activities you might schedule a morning coffee meeting to energize yourself to get out the door. Be mindful of becoming a slave to your computer or any other meaningless task. Few have landed their next successful career opportunity while sitting behind their home-office desk. Make it a habit to schedule your office admin time either before 9:00 am or after 6:00 pm. this way most of your day can consist of networking (face-to-face, telephone or group meetings). You may also want to consider time for regular exercise to release stress as well as time to develop your expertise (technical, professional and soft skills). Don’t hesitate to mix things up from time to time because variety really can be the spice in your life.