111: Taking on More Roles and Responsibilities at Your Job



Stretching yourself to try new things isn t always comfortable, but part of the formula of success is continued growth. Real growth comes from new and different experiences. So whether you are an entrepreneur or intrapreneur, give yourself the freedom and grace to risk being vulnerable.

Join Jeff and David as they encourage you to create more capacity for new opportunities.

Welcome to episode 111 of the Executive Minds Podcast.

Links + Resources:

Crushing It by Gary Vaynerchuk

Mindset by Carol Dweck

LYP 106: How to Go From Good Intentions to Reality with Blake Canterbury Purposity


Three Takeaways:

1. Assess what you can hand off.

If you have a team who you trust to take on more responsibility (and you should), see what job duties you can pass to them. Handing off your responsibilities can free you up for the new opportunities. Your success will be governed by the strength of your team.

2. Remember your boundaries still exist.

You should never allow a new role or responsibility to take away from your previous commitments, unless you can hand off tasks as previously mentioned. To help draw boundaries, block your time for specific activities whether it s family time or work-related activities. This way you are less likely to blur the lines.

3. Focus on clarity

The first 90 days of trying something new can look murky. You are in the process of figuring it all out and don t always have the big picture. As you walk through this phase, stay focused on clarity. Ask yourself and the team these questions: What does success look like in the short term? What does it look like in the long term? What is my/our unique contribution? You and your team will go further if everyone knows what success looks like and how they play into accomplishing those goals.

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