Aristotle might as well have been doling out career advice when he said that “we are what we repeatedly do.” This aphorism has taken on contemporary resonance in books like Charles Duhigg’s The Power of Habit. The hope is that if we sculpt our daily to-dos, we sculpt our workdays, and we can sculpt our careers.
But what are we to do every day? Careers expert J.T. O’Donnell recently shared her list. Head over to LinkedIn to check out her full managerial daily doings–we’ll discuss the most career-expanding ones below.
If you want to develop in-demand skills, you need to know what’s being demanded–being informed is part of career planning.
O’Donnell says that while her full list could be much longer, she sticks to the same 10 because she can accomplish them consistently, which is one way of gathering momentum. And if your list unfurls out of your reach, you might want to hack it with the 1-3-5 Rule.
What’s most important for you to get done every day? Let us know in the comments.
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