Work hard and your dreams will come true, right? That’s a mantra that many people have used to pursue their dreams and bring great things to life. However, it’s not always a perfect recipe for success. In fact, sometimes working hard can work against you. Here are three reasons your hard work could actually hinder your success:Problem: You don’t take enough credit for your work Something awful happens when you get good at what you do: you start to think it’s easier than it is. This variant of impostor syndrome strikes when you take your skills for granted, finish assignments quickly and accurately, and accomplish a ton of work without ever feeling like you’ve done enough. Or worse – while feeling like you don’t deserve credit for getting it done. Fix it: Stop taking your work for granted. Start a gratitude journal and make time to reflect on all you accomplished each day, even if it seems really basic. This is especially important for positions that don’t produce tangible pieces of work but rather coordinate and communicate at high levels, like account and project management. Without stopping to appreciate how intricate your work really is, you’ll continue to downplay your achievements and your hard work will feel fruitless. Should I Always Accept a Promotion? (And Other Questions to Ask Yourself)Problem: You overwork yourselfBurnout is real. It stresses you out, costs you money, and damages your health. But ironically, it also dilutes the effectiveness of the hard work you’re doing – which was the cause of the burnout in the first place. Being truly effective (and not just working hard) is the result of strategic thinking, focus, and carefully applied mental or physical muscle. If you work hard to the point of burnout, you train yourself to value work for work’s sake. You lose the benefits of strategy and focus and weaken your mental or physical muscles in a loop of aimless “hard work.”Fix it: If you work too hard without taking the time to decompress or relax, you won’t be the most effective version of yourself and your hard work won’t get you anywhere. Make time in your schedule to relax daily, weekly, and monthly, incrementally increasing that relaxation time accordingly. Don’t think of it as time off – think of it as refueling and regenerating your ability to do hard work.Bosses Reveal 13 Sure-Fire Ways to Get PromotedProblem: You get too much done, but it’s not important stuffSpeaking of getting closer to your goals: deep work is more important than shallow work, yet most of us feel better about inbox zero than we do about spending 30 minutes thinking about a long-term project. That’s a real shame, because it turns hard work into a slang word for working long hours on tasks that may or may not help you achieve the big picture tasks that are truly important to you or your career. In real life, however, nothing good comes from winning the “Responded to The Most Emails Within A 72-Hour Period” certificate. Fix it: It’s tempting to work on small tasks because they’re right there in front of you. But if you spend all your time on small tasks, you won’t make progress on achieving long-term goals. Make intention-setting an integral part of your work life and add specific strategy time to your day for every project you’re working on to make sure that your hard work is focused on things that are important. You may get less done, but it will be more important and of higher quality – and that’s the kind of work that matters.It sounds funny, but don’t let your hard work stand in the way of your success. Use these tips to make sure that the work you do strategically makes your work life stronger and better – not just busier.
Source: Electric Vehicle News Author Liberty Access TechnologiesPosted on September 23, 2018Categories Electric Vehicle News VW Reveals Electric ABT e-Transporter, e-Caddy, Crafter & More Electric vans 43 photos More about e-NV200:“The e-NV200 combines the best features of Nissan’s multi-award-winning NV200 van and the Nissan LEAF, the leading electric vehicle globally. The e-NV200 offers a fully electric powertrain, smart onboard technologies and multiple cabin configurations which can be tailored to meet both private and business needs.Under the new Worldwide Harmonized Light Vehicle Test Procedure (WLTP) homologation procedure, the upgraded Nissan e-NV200’s advanced 40kWh battery delivers 200 km of range on the Combined Cycle and up to 301 km on the Urban City Cycle. This represents a 60% range improvement from a single charge over the previous generation.The upgraded battery’s sophisticated design means the model has retained its excellent cargo capacity and payload, allowing customers to transport up to two Euro pallets or a load weighing up to 705 kg for the cargo van.The Nissan e-NV200 also stands out in the marketplace with its unique bi-directional charging capability. This allows e-NV200 customers to use their vehicle batteries to store electricity, connect to and power their business, or even sell back excess electricity to help balance their local energy grid.This Vehicle-to-Grid Technology (V2G) has been extensively piloted in Denmark and is now becoming a commercial reality. Innovate UK will shortly launch a program of 2,000 charger units for residential and commercial application.”Gareth Dunsmore, electric vehicle director, Nissan Europe, said:“The new e-NV200’s blend of practicality, refinement and performance makes it the ideal tool for businesses to carry out their daily activities easily and sustainably, enabling them to maximize their operational efficiency and contribute to a cleaner future.”He added: “The success of both variants truly demonstrates the appeal and quality of the e-NV200, showing how effectively electric vehicles can be used in a range of day-to-day conditions.“With the van fleet size on Europe’s roads growing rapidly due to the ‘Amazon generation’ online ordering, it’s critical that this impact is mitigated by using smart, zero emission last mile delivery vans such as the Nissan e-NV200.” Ford Reveals Transit Custom Range-Extended PHEV Tremendous improvement of commercial EV sales seems to be related directly to the size of battery packs. The same we’ve noticed with the Renault Kangoo Z.E., which in eight months doubled to 4,955 (+119%) thanks to increasing battery capacity from 22 kWh to 33 kWh.The e-NV200 with 40 kWh is rated at 200 km (125 miles) under WLTP.Nissan e-NV200 spec:WLTP rating is 200 km (125 miles) in Combined Cycle or up to 301 km (187 miles) in Urban City Cycle40 kWh battery80 kW electric motor6.6 kW on-board charger and CHAdeMO inletpayload of up to 705 kg (depends on version) or 7 seat Evalia version Electric MAN eTGE 4.140 Van Debuts At IAA Demand for the Nissan e-NV200 doubled because of its new 40 kWh battery.Nissan is present at the 2018 IAA in Hannover with the e-NV200, equipped with a 40 kWh battery (compared to old 24 kWh version). The model was unveiled in October 2017 and went on sale in Europe in early 2018.According to the latest press release, the Japanese electric van already attracted 7,000 orders this year in Europe, which is 128% more than a year ago at this point. More than 18,000 e-NV200s were sold since 2014.“Among the recent orders, three taxi companies in The Netherlands have ordered a total of 50 new Nissan e-NV200 Evalia, the seven-seat passenger variant, to operate in the Rotterdam area.Across Europe, businesses are operating against a backdrop of more stringent emission regulations and vehicle usage restrictions. For commercial and personal users the e-NV200 has proven to be a versatile and capable zero-emission solution. When taking into account both van and passenger-carrying versions, the e-NV200 was Europe’s best-selling electric model in 2016 and 2017.”