3 High-Leverage Skills Career Skills
What if I told you could get more output and higher performance with less effort, would you do it?
This is the concept of Leverage more and more output and value for less and less input and effort. Now let’s take this concept and apply it to our career.
In this article I’ll give you 3 High-Leverage Career Skills I learned as Software Engineer you can start doing immediately to amplify your career.
1. Time Management
“Most people overestimate what they can get done in a year and underestimate what they can do in a decade.” — Bill Gates
At the beginning of my career I though that work more hours will boots my productivity but I was wrong.
Time management is the process of planing and controlling how much time to spend on specific activities.
Good time management will enables you to complete more in a shorter period of time, lower stress, and leads to career success.
How do I manage my time now?
At the begging of my work day I set the goals that I want to archive for that day and also add some extra tasks in case I finish my main goals.
I used to start with the most difficult tasks that I have for that day, so I eat the frog (do the most important task first).
I separate my time in blocks, so I spend about 3 to 4 hours on focus time and the rest of my time at meeting, reviewing PRs, checking DMs, etc.
I take short breaks between time blocks and also every hour (go to walk, stretching, etc).
I take notes. Taking notes is very important because effective note taking helps you to remember information and aids your understanding of that information.
2. Know When and How to Ask for Help
When you don’t know, you don’t know. — me?