Why You Need A Genius Day At Work

Published: August 18, 2017
By: Faye Hollands

We’re all better at some things than others, and in an ideal world you’d spend all of your time at work doing the things that you’re great at and love.  But we all know that’s not possible 100% of the time, which is why it’s important to redefine the way you spend your time and create a genius day if you really want to excel in your career. 

So what’s a genius day?

A genius day is when you spend the majority of your time focusing on what makes you great at work.   So instead of flaffing around, spending time on tasks that are peripheral or simply don’t count when you consider the main purpose of your job,  you give your attention to the things that you’re an expert in.

By doing this you focus on the tasks that create the highest payoff – something that’s critical if you want to move your career forward and get promoted.

All of this might sound obvious, but the reality for most is that their week is only peppered with genius time instead of creating a big block where you give your strengths a good workout.

So in order to make the most of your key areas of expertise, it’s critical to schedule a genius day in your diary, and then plan and prepare for it so that it actually happens.

That means blocking time out in your schedule to focus on what makes you great in your job, and then doing the donkey work upfront so that you can give your genius day 100% commitment.

So for example, if you’re great at sales and business development, block a day out in your diary to focus on calling and meeting with clients.  Then plan ahead of time so that all of the meetings you need are scheduled and you know exactly who you’re going to phone and when.

Drawing up a list of clients to call and spending time making appointments on your genius day is a waste because you’re not leveraging the skills that make you really good at your job.  That’s admin, and sales is your genius space.

Having a genius day once a week forces you to plan ahead of time, and focus on what you’re really good at instead of wasting time on distractions.  By doing this you’ll enjoy a significant increase in productivity, and when you do more of what makes you great it’s a lot easier to be really successful in your career.

So spend some time now planning your genius day, block it in you diary, and get organised so that you have everything you need to make that day a stellar one!

Not sure what your ‘genius space’ is, or struggling to work out how you can create a career you love?  Then your next step is easy – book a 15 minute Career Clarity™ call with me and I’ll get you unstuck, fast.  Click here to book a date and time that suits you.  What have you got to lose?


Faye Hollands

About Faye Hollands

Faye is an accomplished Career Coach, Small Business Coach and Productivity Specialist who has successfully coached countless clients on how to create a career they love, get more done in less time, and achieve personal and professional success. To receive weekly articles to improve your career, business and time management skills click here or book your Free Focus Session here.

You can contact Faye on +61 2 8323 4335 or email fayehollands@outshineconsulting.com

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