Time. It is a finite resource that most of us wish there were more of.
Even if your deepest wish is to advance your career, for most of us, it never feels like we have enough hours in the day. We get so busy with the chaos of daily life in the modern world: attending to the needs of children, spouses, and aging parents; spending 8, 10, 12 hours each day working and commuting; grocery shopping and preparing meals; doing household chores. It can be exhausting.
Do you have personal and professional goals that keep getting pushed to the wayside? When you’re spinning your wheels in this way just getting through the average day, even the thought of making enough time to work on your career seems impossible.
But be honest with yourself – even if you had more hours would you use them to work on tasks that will advance your career? Or, would you just waste them away? How many times have you asked yourself, “Where did the day go”? While you might not have said those exact words, chances are you’ve felt that way more times than you’d like to remember.
This is a sure sign that we aren’t making the most of the time that we have. Maybe it is really only 5, 10, or 15 minutes, but if we can reclaim that lost time, we CAN make progress toward our career goals.
Here then, are 101 career-advancing things you can choose from to do today in just 15 minutes or less. Keep this list handy to refer to whenever you have a few minutes free, pick one action item, and maintain forward momentum toward your career goals no matter how busy your life is.