Monday Mojo for Caregivers – A Better You – Habits That Will Make You More Successful

Monday Mojo for Caregivers – A Better You – Habits That Will Make You More Successful

Monday Mojo for Caregivers – Habits That Will Make You More Successful

habitIt doesn’t matter whether you are just starting out as a caregiver or if you have years of experience behind you – making sure you have the right attitude and approach is vital.

If you want to be someone who is always looking to move forward and better themselves then you need to have the kind of working habits in place that will lead to success. Here are a few examples:

Self-motivation

There is an old saying that says if you’re standing still, you’re going backwards. This is especially true in career terms. Are you somebody who is happy with your current skill set, or do you actively look to improve? If you constantly look to improve, then you are exactly the sort of person most bosses look for. Put yourself in training courses, learn new skills – the more you push yourself and expand your skill set, the more valuable you become to your current and potential employers.

Commercially minded

This is basically about being proactive and removing yourself from your individual bubble. Think about the big picture. Where could things improve? Where more value could be added? By having the overall vision in your head, you will find new ways to reach your goals.

Ownership

There is nothing better for a boss than to see his or her employees actively taking ownership of projects. Equally, nobody wants to be seen as someone who passes the buck. If something falls under your responsibility, ensure you are the one who sees it through – even if you inevitably have to delegate certain aspects of it.

Focus

This means being able to prioritize between the essential and non-essential, and focusing your energies on things that add the most value. Too many caregivers tend to get caught up in the “nice” activities rather than things which are more critical to the patient’s care. The other advantage of prioritizing your workload is that the quality ends up being far better

Self-reflective

Throughout your career, you should get in the habit of regularly assessing your work and personal performance. At regular intervals, analyze what you’ve done, how well you performed and what you need to do differently. By having this ability to reflect – and sometimes criticize yourself – you are making sure lessons are learned every step of the way.

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