5 Surprisingly Simple Ways To Be Your Best Self At Work

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Being your best at work means not only putting your best foot forward but also continually working to better yourself.

This doesn’t always mean turning in the best project or attending all the professional developments. Keep reading to learn basic ways you can show up with your best at work every day.

Get to Know Your Colleagues


Learning about your colleagues has many benefits. You don’t have to be out to make friends, but learning about others can benefit you in many ways.

First, it shows you care, and people like it when people are considerate.
Second, it will help you find things in common that you can come back to when work gets tough.

Finally, getting to know people will help you learn how to work better.
Derek prefers exact instructions and asks lots of questions, while Suzy is a big-picture type of person who tends to skip over minor details.

Getting to know your colleagues better means learning how to work together better.

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Stretch Your SkillSet

Stretching your skills as well as learning new ones allows you to continue growing your work value and career prospects.

Look for and seek out opportunities to help others with tasks, learn new systems, and integrate lateral responsibilities to contribute towards a cohesive workflow.

This will make you a more valuable team member and will help you if you ever decide to look for a new position elsewhere..

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Mentor Others

Mentoring can be done in and outside of the office. The new intern that seems lost? Take that person under your wing and help them find their way.

You will be a valuable friend and show that you are willing to help others.

You can also reach out to others if you have specialized lnowledge. Know MS Teams like a pro? Help those that don’t by creating a quick video tutorial or sharing your favorite features.
it can also be done remotely through messaging or phone calls.

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Workplace Culture

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Be A Friend

You don’t have to be BFFs with every person in the office but be friendly.

Ask how others are doing, encourage, start a meal train if someone is sick or on parental leave.

Not only will others appreciate and remember your kindness, but they will be willing to return the favor if the need arises.

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Don’t Be A Karen

No one likes an office Karen, except maybe the other office gossip.

Getting caught up in drama can be a distraction and can earn you a bad reputation with your coworkers and supervisors.

You want to be someone that can be trusted with information. Keep your business to yourself and remember, loose lips sink ships.


Being your best at work is not something that you can achieve in a day. It’s a constant stream of small and conscious decisions that you will make daily. These decisions will build upon each other and allow you to create a work culture and life that will be fulfilling and beneficial.

Courtney Jones
Courtney Jones

Hi! I’m Courtney Jones, a speaker and trainer with more than 30 years of experience in client services who has been committed to the customer journey since my first teen job as a telemarketer selling apple scented trash bags for the Handicapped at $11 a pop!

Combining my day job skills with a lifelong experience with writing and speaking, including a career as a spoken word artist, I’ve utilized my lifelong interest in the creative arts and a deep understanding of the non traditional career path. to help solopreneurs, online business owners, and late career professionals refine their definition of success and how that fits into their ideal lifestyle.

I have been passionately speaking and writing for more than a decade about flexible and remote work options for employees as well as entrepreneurs seeking a healthy, enjoyable work-life balance.

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