Keep A Kudos File To Boost Confidence At Work

Keep A Kudos File To Boost Confidence At Work

We all have good days and bad days at work. It’s easy to get caught up in the bad and lose confidence on the job. To help boost confidence on those days, workplace expert Lynn Taylor suggests keeping a kudos file of your achievements on hand to remind you of your accomplishments.

The idea is pretty simple. When you’re having a shocking day it’s easy to succumb to that, but looking back on your accomplishments can turn a bad mood around pretty quickly. Talking with Forbes, Taylor suggests keeping a separate file with kudos from bosses or peers, thank you letters, or other praise in a folder you can glance at when you need to.

The collection of letters ends up having two purposes. First, it boosts your moral. Second, it’s great for job hunting. Taylor explains:

Refer to the file regularly for a reality check of your talents and a personal pat on the back. It’ll also come in handy when you launch a future job search.

On top of giving you a mental boost, it’s handy when you make a new cover letter or resume with your skills. This collection of positive notes helps when you’re looking for concise ways to describe yourself. Hit up the link over on Forbes for a few more ideas to gaining more confidence at work.

How to Be More Confident at Work [Forbes]


  • If you’re looking for a way to cheer yourself up you should keep also keep a file called ‘n00b.txt’, to remind yourself of the silly mistakes that so-called ‘experienced’ support staff make. And if you’re prepared to, you can look back on them and laugh at your own mistakes, not just those of other people.

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