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You can create a new job in your current job. You can show up differently. You can take on different tasks and tweak the process to get them done. You can automate your most mundane work to focus on the value-enriching work. You can cancel that update meeting and work through whatever you were going to talk about it and send out the update in an easy-to-read update or post to the team. You can’t…

Some say you immediately start looking for your next job the moment you get the current one. But that means you’re not focused on giving your best in your current job, instead, you’re focused on what’s next, what’s after, and where are you going afterward. It splits your focus on what you need to do and where you want to go.  And it sends the signal you aren’t happy where you currently are and missing out…

Then go to the backlog and work on it. Ask your Product Manager what you can tackle. Look ahead to the next sprint. If your plate is clean, fill it up. Stop waiting for work to be assigned and start assigning it yourself.

There are one of two things happening today. You are resting on your laurels, basking in the glory that everything you set out to do you got done. You are scrambling to get everything done in one day thinking it will make a difference and you can check that you got it all done. Neither is right, and neither is wrong, but no matter your goals, one or maybe both of those are happening.  When…

New Plans are wrought from failed plans. They are built from the ashes of things that have gone wrong with the original plan with the hope to start again. Everyone loves a new plan when it finally comes into effect. But what hurts them, what holds them back is the admission that they were not needed until it was simply too late to put them into effect.