How to Work Better, Not Harder
A Strategic Approach
If you want to have the best credentials in your chosen field, you’re going to have to be strategic about it. You won’t buff up your credentials by simply obtaining them and allowing them to remain static.
You will have to do a little footwork to properly expand them. Following are several tips to help your career solidify, expand, and increase in profit – by working better, not harder. Such steps will simultaneously expand credentials.
1: Learn All You Can
If you don’t continuously learn, you’re going to steadily become more irrelevant.
Technology and society continuously march forward. It’s true that “the more things change, the more they stay the same,” as the old saying goes.
And one thing that will always be true is that increased knowledge is often necessary for success. Additionally, it’s good to think long term and invest more time in retirement planning by coming up with the ways to stay competitive in the job market.
So continue to study about your chosen field, and that which your field relates to. If you’re a doctor, expand beyond your primary discipline as possible. Keep studying after school so that you can provide more services for your patients.
Or perhaps expand your business such that you can employ more specialists. How you expand and why you expand will depend on what you learn, so keep learning in order to make the best possible choice in this regard.
2: Ensure You Can Choose The Best Employer
There are many different jobs, different practices, and research institutions out there. If you’re a developer or an engineer, you don’t want to just choose one because the pay is good—what if you ended up as part of a legal team conducting experiments? It could substantively tarnish your reputation as well as your credentials.
Neither do you want to end up in some bottom-dollar companies because you don’t know where else to look. No, what you want is a means of diversifying your options such that you can choose the best one, not allow yourself to be funneled one way or another out of necessity.
3: A Reliable Living Situation
You don’t have to have a mansion to have a trustworthy living situation, a reliable apartment will do.
Granted, an apartment will funnel away wealth continuously rather than build it, as renting rather than owning doesn’t increase your financial standing. But if it’s reliable, it may be worth considering for a time.
Figure out what kind of living situation best represents your interests, and acquire it. Then you can concentrate on credential establishment rather than treading water residentially.
4: Create Passive Income
To free yourself up for the greatest expansion of skills, you want to ensure you’re have established a source of passive income.
Is it better to invest in shares or in property? Many people choose to invest in properties and create a valuable source of passive income to support their careers and give them space to grow professionally in an easier way.
5: Obtain Requisite Training From Trustworthy Professionals
The best way to buff up your credentials is to avoid “reinventing the wheel” by getting advice from those who have successfully blazed a trail before you. This will help you avoid pitfalls and enhance existing knowledge such that you are able to obtain the best results for your efforts.
If you want to have credentials that recommend you as a career professional over peers and competition, you’re going to have to put in the footwork. Certainly, this is easier said than done, but if you strategize your forward steps beforehand and stick to that plan, you can see the success in credential amplification that you seek.