Do you remember Ramadan? The high imaan, the sweetness in prayer, the love for reading Qur’an – nearly four months later, it is just as important to try and keep the imaan high, although this can be hard, especially when we are caught up in work.
For many of us as Muslimahs out in the working world or even at home, it can be a challenge to sustain our spirituality post-Ramadhan. Many sisters I know complain of the need to reform their spiritual habits and I count being in in good companionship as one of the vital ways to continually boost your spiritual development.
Success at work as a professional requires continued effort and dedication. If you’re a Muslim who works in a non-Muslim environment, you may find some situations more challenging, especially when your work requirements conflict with your values and religious obligations. Below are 9 quick tips that can set you on the right track to success in the workplace, In sha Allah.
Honestly complete your own SWOT (strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, threats) analysis vis-à-vis your job and organization.
Find strengths to exploit, weaknesses to work on, weaknesses to hide, opportunities to go after and threats to manage.
Understand how each of these may impact your career.
For example, if public speaking is your weakness, you can either decide that it is an important skill to have and choose to work on it by taking public speaking classes, or you can find a way to avoid ever having to do public speaking.
Do you have a pile of work that needs to be done but you just can’t come around to doing it? And has this got you feeling distracted and overwhelmed?
If yes, then this interview is for you!
Abu Productive brings you gems and tips from the father of modern-day productivity, David Allen. He also explores how Allen’s renowned “Getting Things Done” (GTD) global movement could relate to and practically enhance the productivity of different individuals regardless of their age, profession or position.
Imagine two security cameras propped up in the corner of two different offices, each recording the goings-on in the office in HD. Assuming that the cameras only record images and not sounds, imagine you now see – in both offices – the CEO of the respective companies walking into the office and handing over a file to one of his employees. In office A, as the CEO leaves, you see the employee in question looking bored, perhaps even annoyed. In office B however, you see the employee looking excited and keenly flipping through the file.