Update your brag sheet
I've stolen the concept of a brag sheet from Julia Evans. Every Friday, I spend a couple of minutes reflecting on what I did at work that week. Not only does it help during performance evaluations, but it also centers my thinking around what I actually got done.
If you find yourself not having much to write down, consider:
- Write down everything! You do amazing things, even if you don't think they are that great.
- Are you working on what's important? Is that evident?
As a manager, I remind my team weekly with a Slack reminder to update their brag sheets. Their success is my success!