Shine a light on your unconventional methods and you might receive a standing ovation for your performance. There’s always many ways of doing things, especially if they’re old tasks that benefit from new technology. Your version saves time and money, so it will get noticed by those who are sponsoring your task. Be humble, but accept the accolades and let the energy give you a confidence boost. You earned it.
Don’t be afraid to make improvements on the old or normal way of doing things. Innovation comes in many forms and only requires imagination to see an alternative. In some cases you can simply update the procedures and note the benefits. In other cases, go over your ideas with those in charge and get permission to try the new methods. Use your best judgment, but be careful not to ruffle feathers.
This afternoon the reviews will be coming in and you’ll have something to celebrate with family and friends. There could even be a raise or special reward in it for you. It’s ok to feel pride in your accomplishments. But remember no one goes it alone. So be humble and say thanks. But don’t boast too much or brag to those who you know are struggling in their tasks. Continue reading