Posted by: jmwilsonmga | October 1, 2013

5 Ways To Be a Better You

5 ways to be a better youWe all have traits that we could work on to improve ourselves.  There is always something that we could do to be a better coworker, manager, spouse, parent or friend.  As I thought about how I could improve certain traits in myself, I came up with the following thoughts…

  1. Don’t procrastinate – This is something I find myself doing that really bothers me and I want to make number 1 on my list of things to “fix”. I will use the insights of one of my coworkers and her previous blog, “Beating The Procrastination Temptation”, to help me on my journey.
  2. Be pro-active – This goes with the procrastination.  Instead of procrastinating on something, hit it head on.  Look for those things that I know are coming my way and go get ‘em. By making this a focus I can handle problems or issues before they become a problem for the next person in line.  We want to prevent any issues for customers whenever possible.
  3. Do what I say I will do – I’m only as good as my word.  This is especially important when someone is relying on me before they can do their piece of a project.  Just ask our social media specialist. I procrastinated, had writers block, everything you can think of and I went past my deadline but I didn’t want to give up. She was counting on me and I didn’t want to let her down.  Next time I will do number 1 and 2 on my list!!
  4. Own my mistakes – This is something that I’m pretty good at. If I did it, I will admit it. I just don’t want to make the mistakes in the first place. But we all make them.  The challenge isn’t just to admit it though. I then need to take the next steps to fix them and learn from them so I don’t make the same one again.
  5. Be 1% better today than I was yesterday – This is going to date me back to the old buzz acronym, TQM,  but this was and is one of my favorite things to attempt to live by.  TQM (Total Quality Management) has evolved over the years here at JM Wilson but continuous improvement is still the backbone of the message that it stands for. We don’t have to make leaps and bounds and become a total changed person overnight. But if I can just be that 1% better today at something than I was yesterday just think how much I can grow.

What could you improve?  Do you see yourself in any of the items listed above?  What are steps that you have taken to improve yourself?  We would love to hear your thoughts, comments and ideas.  I know I will take any advice I can to improve.

Beth-Hughes---Aug-2013About the Author : Beth Hughes, Corporate Services Manager

Beth Hughes joined J.M. Wilson in 1989.  She manages the teams responsible for multiple office duties such as receptionist, claims, mailroom, scanning, and billing.  Additionally, she manages the Underwriting Technician teams who issue and process J.M. Wilson’s policies and endorsements.  She loves the multiple tasks that her teams are responsible for and crunching the numbers every month to insure J.M. Wilson makes goal.  Outside of the office, Beth enjoys playing softball, crocheting, and attending pageants with her daughter, Tori.
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