How To Make Drive & Determination Last
Automotive Digital Marketing
At our company we have weekly team building meetings hosted by Heath Panginiban, our Director of SEO & Video Production. The purpose of these meetings is to get together as a group and share thoughts, ideas, and inspiration around a topic of the week. This helps to keep us all as a group motivated, focused, and sharing our strengths with others.
The topic of the week of January 2nd was Drive & Determination. It’s common no matter what job you have that after your initial probationary period ends, you tend to start taking shortcuts, easing up on the gas pedal, decreasing productivity and potentially over all slacking.
We met as a team to discuss the challenges that keep us from maintaining a high level of productivity, energy and enthusiasm in our jobs as time goes on. I will list the bullet points of what I wrote down along with any necessary descriptions for each one below.
- Plan Ahead. By planning ahead you are able to accomplish goals better as well as help to control your pace. Thinking about tomorrow at the end of your day or possibly even planning out your goals for the week on Monday can really help you stay focused on what you need to accomplish.
- Keep A Schedule On A Calendar. This kind of graphical reference really helps to keep you on track throughout your day with visual reminders of what needs to be accomplished and when.
- Focus on One Thing when inundated with work. It’s easy to get so flustered that you don’t even know where to begin. By focusing on one single task you can drowned out the rest of the work and just focus on getting something done. Prioritize your list and then attack things one at a time. Don’t work on multiple projects at once when your feeling flustered already.
- Make lists.
- External Motivations. Sometimes it’s good to read books or watch videos. Getting ideas and feeding off the energies of others has a two pronged benefit of giving you motivation and also educating yourself.
- Send your lists to yourself via email. If you have an email you are forced to read it and better able to hold yourself accountable to the list your create for yourself.
- Seek Motivation on Long Projects. When you start to feel like your butting your head against a wall or you’ve been working on something so long you are going cross eyed, it can help to get an outside opinion. Often something as simple as reassurance or a second opinion from a fresh viewpoint can keep you motivated on your task at hand.
- Call Clients. By calling a client and informing them you are about to perform some work for them you are locking in an outside influence to get that job done. By communicating your intention to do something with a responsible party you are forced to hold yourself accountable to getting it done!
These are some of the things that our team does in order to keep themselves driven and determined to get things done without losing their fire inside for the job.
Please feel free to share with us any ideas or tools you use that can help!
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