The Best Piece Of Career Advice You Need To Know



“You need to work smarter.”

When I heard this at first, I wasn’t totally sure what it meant. Surely the measure of good work was working hard.

It’s a common misconception. You think you can measure your work by how busy you are, and how much you’re working. But actually, working smart means you’ll be working better, not harder.


Don’t go unprepared


First of all, you have to be innovative and be ready to think outside the box.

If your process of doing a task is too slow, think of what you can do to speed it up and be more effective.

It’s really important to use the right tools. No successful career girl goes in unprepared.

Take it like this for example, if you want to get more customers in your business, don’t spend all your time developing new products. Stop. Target those people and educate yourself on growth first.


Choose your tools wisely


Using an app or a management program to use your time wisely is a good thing, but it’s not a good thing if you haven’t got the one right for you. Otherwise, it could be a complete waste of your time.

The trick to knowing when you’ve got one that works for you is if it actually saves you time. It needs to be simple and effective.

Like for example, it’s super simple to use and helps you manage and communicate with your team easily. But, it’s also great if you’re doing a project by yourself.


It helps you keep track of every step and even lets you change the status of your task.

But in bigger teams, it’s easy to assign tasks and see where your team is with their individual tasks.


Measure your progress


In order to manage yourself and your time better you need to know if you’re using it correctly. If it comes to the end of the week and you’re still struggling to get everything done then you know it hasn’t worked for you.

You need to always be thinking of ways of how to make a task simpler. And there’s always ways you can do it. If you’re struggling with something and don’t know how to make a task simpler ask us in the comments below and we’ll advise you!

Because sometimes, thinking outside the box is better when you brainstorm with someone. Realize you don’t have to think smarter by yourself – make it a team effort and it will be much easier!


Are you struggling with making a task simpler? Want to know how you can work smarter instead of harder? Ask me below and I’ll help you out! 



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  • Love this post! The most important thing is just being PREPARED

    Ellie xx

    • Libby Smith

      Definitely! And no one can be prepared enough!

  • When someone once said to me you need to work smarter, not harder, it was like an epiphany moment! It has changed the way I think about things now and have realised it’s not about running yourself into the ground x

    • Libby Smith

      All it takes is thinking outside the box a little!

  • Such good advice. You can always work really hard, but if it’s on the wrong things you wont be able to go anywhere!

    Eva |

    • Libby Smith

      It’s true, that’s where working smarter not harder comes into play!

  • Love this advice! It really just comes down to self-awareness of what you’re doing

    • Libby Smith

      Couldn’t agree more!

  • heartagirls

    Having to join the workfield after graduating, everything related seems so overwhelming! But now, I truly believe on preparing yourself and continue to study, investing in your formation definitely pays off.


    • Libby Smith

      I couldn’t agree with you more, when I graduated I had no idea how the real world actually worked and was very overwhelmed, but with improving my skills and experience I was fine again!

  • Thank you for your great advive!
    Kisses from Germany
    xx Maj-Britt