I just read a great article called “Ten Things to Do Every Workday” from The Business Insider. In this article, it talks about things that you need to do to grow your career. This article talks about J.T. O’Donnell from Careerealism Media. We talked about this website in earlier posts about their great articles for assisting you with resumes, interviews, networking, and getting hired.
J.T. O’Donnell, CEO of Careerealism Media, offers a refreshing approach to the “how do I get it all done” problem. Her solution: Limit your daily to-do list to ten things, and don’t beat yourself up if you don’t get them all done.
O’Donnell’s list comprises a balance of job tasks, social chores, and developmental goals:
- Read something related to my industry.
- Read something related to business development.
- Send two emails to touch base with old colleagues.
- Empty my private client inbox by responding to all career coaching questions within one business day.
- Check in with each team member on their progress.
- Have a short non work-related conversation with every employee.
- Review my top three goals for my company that are focused on its growth.
- Identify and execute one task to support each of my top three goals.
- Post five valuable pieces of content on all of my major social media accounts.
- Take a full minute to appreciate what I have and how far I’ve come.
Are there any of these tasks that you would change? Do you think Ten Things is enough? Is it too much with your other work? For me, I would say that I complete most of this list every two weeks. I don’t network as much as I would like. Other tasks, I do every day in regards to my current position.