What Kind of Office Costume Do You Have in Mind?
This post is by Julee Russo, a dog lover who focuses on living life and savoring every moment
without messing up the next.
The office party might be the biggest double edged blade in American corporate culture. Even though reports from Careerbuilder.com indicate that employees who partake in happy hour are more likely to advance, mixing with co-workers during a happy hour offers the potential for disaster. Add in the pressure of coming up with a clever costume or outfit, and the anxiety of attending the office party can become outright frightful. But cheer up party-goers, the minefield of the office party can be cleared with some preparation.
Know your Limits, Don’t Test Them
Knowing one’s alcohol tolerance should be the first step prior to stepping up to the bar, but even experienced drinkers should remember that the office party is not the same as a weekend with friends. The ability to chug a pitcher faster than the starting left tackle might have been social gold in college, but the ability might raise questions about maturity in the eyes of your superiors. Just because the office paid for an open bar does not mean that the goal of the party should be to drain it of every drop. Indulge and mingle without forgetting that you’ll have to face these same co-workers again when the party stops.
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pure focus and productivity
In the realm of freelancers and entrepreneurs, your productivity is a key element that separates you from success and failure. Yet, to most, our productivity is a big sticking point that keeps us from creating and producing the work we desire. Fortunately, learning and applying productivity boosting techniques will increase your output, leading to more income and more time for all areas of your life. By increasing your productivity, you’ll be able to produce higher quality work in less time and have more time for yourself, giving you the time to do what you truly want.
Understanding How Focus Affects Productivity
To improve our productivity, we first need to understand how focus is a major determinate in improving our productivity. By taking our focus and amplifying its quantity and quality, we are able to drastically boost our productivity beyond what we currently have. Focus comes in two forms: quantity and quality.
Focus Quantity: Focus quantity is easily measured by asking yourself “how long can you focus on a single task for?” By answering this question, you’ll be able to get a baseline on your focus quantity. For example, if you were working on a project with multiple tasks, are you able to work on each task till the task is complete? Do you tend to jump around from task to task or get distracted by email or social media apps? How long can you focus on a single task for?
Focus Quality: Focus quality is measured by what you focus on. Are you focusing on high leverage work, or do you tend to be overwhelmed by minor tasks that do not make a huge impact to your work or business?
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