Whether you are going out tonight and celebrating or just sitting home, we all need to draw on mental energy to do our jobs. However, we have all gotten in the habit of running on autopilot in many aspects of our jobs. Just think . . . how many things do you do throughout the day at work that you don’t even stop and really think about what to do or say? How many times do you just whiz through responding to emails to get them out of your Inbox? What about the times you set up meetings for your executive without really thinking through every detail because you have done it one hundred times? And don’t forget your morning routine when you walk into the office. Most people have a routine in starting their work day.
While that may work for you just fine, to be a peak performer, you actually have to put more thought into the mundane things you do every day. You should be looking at ways to increase your productivity, streamline processes, and go the extra mile. [Read more…]