Reading Time: 2 minutes When new office tasks come your way, you need to follow along. However, if the little "ifs and "buts put, you stand in your own way. In five steps you will manage to deal constructively with self-doubt and to inspire yourself.
New tasks in the office? How to inspire yourself
Do you know the? "Ms. Bertram, you have such an inspiring way of dealing with our customers, we hear that all the time. Now we were thinking that you could create a little guide for the department. With good formulations for the start of the interview and also which words to avoid. So something very practical. Just what you think is important from the greeting to the end of the call."
You are certainly happy to hear the praise, but you are not entirely happy with the new task? "It’s appealing," you think to yourself, "but it’s also a lot of work, and anyway, how am I going to do it??".
New tasks? Yes, but ..
Many office workers complain about too many routines in the office. However, when new tasks are brought to them, they often tend to react with skepticism and reluctance. Often this is less a general rejection than self-doubt. As a rule, these self-doubts are unfounded. But first there’s the uncertainty about whether you’re up to the task, for example, in terms of content and expertise.
Or lacked the idea how to solve the task. After all, you haven’t even dealt with the new task yet. Because actually you know about yourself: Once you have started, it will work out! Here are my tips on how to ease your way into the job so that you not only feel confident about the new task, but are actually enthusiastic about it.
The 5 steps on the enthusiasm thermometer
When the self-doubt comes, then motivate and inspire yourself. With these five steps you start powerfully into the new challenge and are mentally well "set up".
- Remember your successes.
Praise yourself for a past project or task completion. Tell yourself what you have implemented well. Example: My strength is dealing with customers on the phone. I have certain phrases that go down well with the customer and clearly structure the conversation. Even bad news I can get across well.
- Set yourself a goal.
This goal should be appealing to you. Example: I transfer my approach and my formulations as a shortlist into the guideline.
- Check your inner "okay.
Clarify advantages and disadvantages, fears and expectations, opportunities and risks. Take your concerns seriously and consider – even with others – how you can address them.
- Admit to your own solutions.
Allow yourself to do this task in a completely different way, despite your prior experience. Be open to your own creative ideas. Use your experience to improve, optimize, streamline, or come up with new ways of doing things. For example, by not only using your own tried-and-true solutions, but also experimenting with new approaches and wording. In this way, you create something entirely your own and benefit yourself from your ideas.
- Make an agreement with yourself.
Which steps have to be done concretely, when and with which result? Get specific and put important points in writing. Above the lineup or list, calmly write the words "I am holding the following: 1., 2., 3.
Now it’s your turn – tackling new tasks with enthusiasm
Check for yourself the tips presented. When you have a new task, don’t just think about the cons. See the opportunities to make your working day interesting and to develop yourself further. Bring your enthusiasm thermometer to the desired temperature.
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