Have you ever found yourself sticking to a decision solely because of the time, energy, or money you’ve invested in it?
Janine Esbrand expertly discusses the dangers of the “sunk cost fallacy” and how it can hinder our progress at work. She reminds us that it’s essential to choose what we do each day based on the present moment, rather than being tethered to past investments. So go ahead and give yourself permission to pivot when necessary!
Janine also offers invaluable advice for lawyers (and professionals from all walks of life) on leveraging transferable skills and transforming everyday language into professional communication. From turning down work gracefully to streamlining email communication, she walks us through practical strategies that can make a real impact on our professional reputation.
Janine stressed the importance of mindful time management and measuring productivity based on completed priority tasks rather than mere busyness. Discover your energy peaks and dips throughout the day, and use that self-awareness to optimise your work schedule and align it with your priorities.
The main points throughout this podcast include:
– the importance of recognising your transferable skills
– a smarter, better approach to time management
– using a 90-day plan to set strategic career goals and check for alignment
– prioritising personal and professional growth
– saying “no” effectively to things not on your priority list
– tips for overcoming imposter syndrome
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