Week 16 at a Startup

What I’m Learning:

– One cool thing I learned at work last week:

I learned how to put dropdowns in a google doc! You can watch a video of how it’s down here! (It’s less than 2 minutes long, so a very easy watch to increase your google doc skills.)

– One cool thing I learned outside of work last week:

I don’t know how much I learned, but I was interviewed to be on the Thriving United podcast which was very cool. If I had to pick a take away, it would be to stop doubting the validity of my answers to questions that ask for my opinion. Most questions aren’t looking for a fact-based answer, they just aim to understand what’s going on in my head!

What I’m Creating:

– One example of how I created value at work last week:

I finished building out our new Health and Wellness Coaching page. It went live on 1/24/19.

– What project I’m currently working on at my BP:

I really like this list format so without further adieu!

This week my little projects include:
adding topical blog posts to a press slider and embedding it on the related topics page
adding testimonial quotes to our coaches bios
scheduling out blog content & starting to identify people we want to be guest bloggers
reviewing guest bloggers work and building out the topical guest blogging calendar

My bigger projects include:
revamping the corporate sales cycle
upping our SEO game in blog posts and site pages
making plans to shoot company specific stock photos
(this is a much bigger picture) getting the company twitter verified! – that said, go follow us @alvcoaching!

– What I’m doing to become a better version of myself overall:

I started a monthly newsletter for creatives. I’m really leaning into that process and building the network up. It’s got 30 subscribers right now, but I’d love to hit 100 by May! If you’re interested in checking it out and maybe signing up, you can do that here.

Weekly Wednesday Workshop:

– What Praxis Wednesday session did you attend last week (ie. what was the topic & who was the guest)?

Johnny Roccia about how to take your apprenticeship to the next level.

– What was your favorite highlight from the session?

I would say it’s a tie. 1) You never need to ask permission to start doing more people. Especially if it makes someone else’s life easier. 2) If you aren’t doing the job you want to be doing, just start doing it. If you are in customer support but want to be in sales, start selling when you have opportunities.

– What was your biggest takeaway from that session?

Everyone wants to be known and liked. The best thing you can do for your career is give recognition to other people when you succeed.

– How do you intend to apply that takeaway to your life?

I’m fairly good at giving credit where credit is due, but this goes beyond that to giving credit when it isn’t at all warranted. Getting in the habit of making my success the success of others. I want to start crediting my boss or whoever else I’m working with on a project with when it goes really well.

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