Achieving Quick Wins

Building Confidence With Quick Results

Quick Wins

Build confidence with early wins.

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Do you remember the last time you started with a new organization, picked up a new client, or were promoted to a new role?

You might have felt the urge to prove you were up to the task at hand, and you probably felt some pressure from your boss or client to provide quick and noticeable results.

Many of us have faced situations like this at some stage of our careers, and there's no doubt that it can be a nerve-wracking experience.

This is why securing a "quick win" is so useful for building your own self-confidence, and for boosting your boss's confidence in you. We can all benefit from securing these early achievements when we step into a new situation.

In this article, we'll examine what quick wins are, we'll look at when they're most beneficial, and we'll think about how to achieve one when you really need it.

What Are Quick Wins?

Quick wins are visible successes that you achieve early on when you start a new job  , transition into a new role  , or start working with a new client. They're usually made within the first stages (30-90 days) of the new role.

In today's breakneck business environment, there's a lot of pressure on leaders and managers to prove that they have what it takes to get the job done quickly, which is why quick wins are so important.

They're also beneficial because they boost your confidence, and they help to establish authority within your new team. When you prove that you can get results, you gain respect and credibility with your colleagues and team members. This, in turn, can pay off when you begin working on long-term projects. Any fence-sitters, cynics and doubters will now know that you "walk the walk," and that you're willing to work to make change happen!

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