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Rise to the Top! Tips for Being a Kickass Executive Assistant

Updated: Jan 15, 2023

As an Executive Assistant, you’re the backbone of your executive’s business goals and aspirations. But how can you make sure that you stay ahead of the curve? How do you balance being a kickass assistant with navigating the ever-changing business world?


Here are some tips for being a kickass executive assistant and taking your career to the next level.



Learn Constantly

The business world is constantly changing, so it’s important to stay up-to-date on trends and developments in your field. Make sure that you are always learning something new, whether it’s taking classes or attending seminars. The more time you dedicate to learning, the better prepared you will be to handle any situation that arises on the job. In addition, it's a good idea to gain a better awareness of what is going on in the industry you're working in


Be Humble

It’s easy to get caught up in the hustle and bustle of daily life as an executive assistant—but don’t forget to keep yourself grounded. It’s important to remember that no matter how successful you become, there will always be someone more experienced than you who knows more than you do. Don’t let ego get in the way of success; humility is key!


My top three 'keep in mind' lines to staying humble would be


1. Don't Let Success Go to Your Head

It's important to stay humble after experiencing success, as it can be easy to let success go to your head. There are a few ways to stay humble after experiencing success, such as remembering that success is often temporary, being grateful for what you have, and avoiding becoming arrogant.


2. Don't Let Failure Define You

It's also important to stay humble after experiencing failure, as it can be easy to let failure define you. There are a few ways to stay humble after experiencing failure, such as remembering that failure is often temporary, being grateful for what you have, and avoiding becoming bitter.


3. Be Humble in Your Pursuit of Success

Finally, it's important to be humble in your pursuit of success. This means setting realistic goals, avoiding taking shortcuts, and being grateful for the progress you make.


Stay Ahead of Your Executive

As an executive assistant, it is crucial to stay one step ahead of your executive at all times. This means anticipating their needs before they even ask for them and having solutions ready when something unexpected happens. By staying ahead of your boss, you will not only save them time but also show how valuable your skills are and how much trust they can place in you.


Being a kickass executive assistant isn't easy—but if done right, it can help take your career further than ever before! Balance is key when navigating the tumultuous business world; learn constantly, remain humble yet confident in yourself, and always stay one step ahead of your boss. With these tips in mind, nothing can stop you from rising to the top!


There is quite a bit to this one, so be sure to check out our post on staying a couple steps ahead of your CEO!


If you liked this post, please let me know! Hope to see you at one of our #ConnectedAssistants virtual coffees soon ☕👋


Stay kind,

Meg

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