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woman-at-workYeah, we know, the recent three-day weekend has been nothing short of amazing and you’re dreading heading back to work. You’re not alone! Your first day back to work doesn’t have to be a drag. Try using this time to increase your productivity at work. Check out these 10 tips to energize your work day.

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  1. Read something related to your industry.

  2. Read something related to business development.

  3. Send two emails to touch base with old colleagues.

  4. Empty your private client inbox by responding to all career-coaching questions within one business day.

  5. Check in with each team member on their progress.

  6. Have a short non-work related conversation with every employee.

  7. Review your top three goals for your company that are focused on its growth.

  8. Identify and execute one task to support each of your top three goals.

  9. Post five valuable pieces of content on all your major social media accounts.

  10. Take a full minute to appreciate what you have and how far you’ve come.

Of course there could be a ton more added on to the list, but you don’t want to set yourself up for failure or intimidation of getting the laundry list crossed off. 10 items are manageable. This is not to insult you either. You may very well be doing all these things and more, but the point of these tips is consistency. Consistency is a sure-fire route to success. It offers growth in your career.

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So even when you don’t feel like doing anything on the list, you remember that you’ve seen the benefits in your raise, your latest award or a simple “job well done” from your boss. It’s worth it. Take the challenge with us!

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