My Brief Guide To: Professional Power-Ups

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It’s been years since I’ve done a blog post.

Every year I make it a New Year’s resolution to jump right back into blogging, but but time and time again I've put this part of my brand on the back-burner.

Then something happened.

While folding my laundry, I thought to myself

I am looking forward to speaking at the Young PR Professionals event on Saturday.

That one thought brought me back to where I started—sharing advice on my LinkedIn blog.

On Saturday, I will have the opportunity to share some of my experiences as a seasoned professional. This is exciting because I am passionate about two things: 1. elevating brands and 2. giving back.

That’s why in this blog post I want to share books, quotes and habits that have helped me succeed as a professional.

3 books I recommend that are #prgoals

  1. Leave Your Mark by Aliza Licht

  2. For Immediate Release: Shape Minds, Build Brands, and Deliver Results with Game-Changing Public Relations by Ronn Torossian

  3. If You Have to Cry, Go Outside: And Other Things Your Mother Never Told You by Kelly Cutrone

The books above were written by seasoned PR professionals. Each book gives you real examples of working in the field. Each person journey was different, but all of them are successful in the field. I recommend all aspiring publicists to read these books and learn!

3 pieces of advice that keeps me going

  1. Do the work, the results will come

  2. What you focus on grows.

  3. Enjoy the journey

Everyday will not be a great day so there’s some things you need to know. You must enjoy the journey, continue to do the work, and stay focused. In your career, you will encounter both peaks and valleys— but at the end, it will all work out as long as you keep going.

3 Best Habits to increase my PRoductivity

  1. Getting an early start

  2. Practicing Efficiency

  3. Lists

Have you ever heard the saying, “work smart not hard?” After years of managing multiple clients, I had to figure out my own system of habits that would assist me in becoming a smart worker. my top 3 is waking up early to start my day, create to-do lists to get a grasp on my workload, and create systems to get all of the work done.

I would love to hear from you:

If you’re an aspiring professional, does any of this information help you?

If you’re a seasoned professional, what advice would you add to this?

About Teia Harris

Teia Harris is the founder of Love Publicity, a full service creative public relations agency headquartered in Detroit. With over 10 years of experience she leads a team that works across many sectors including lifestyle, sports, nonprofit, and hospitality. 

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