4 Lessons from 4 Years at Buffer

I recently celebrated my fourth ‘Bufferversary’ and couldn’t be happier to have spent the last four years with such a unique and inspiring team and company. This is the longest I’ve worked at one company and I’m very grateful to feel just as excited about Buffer as I was when I first started.

The Buffer values and culture are one of the top reasons I wanted to work at Buffer and over the years, they’ve continued to teach me lessons and help me grow as an individual. Here are just a few of the things I’ve learned from working at Buffer:

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What My To-Do List Looks Like

It’s not a secret, especially if you listen to the MakeWorkWork podcast, that I am an avid to-do list maker.

I use one task list app (Todoist) to run almost everything in my life. I recently reflected on how I keep my tasks organized and realized that there are several specific things I do to stay organized that I can pass along to anyone, regardless of the to-do list platform that they use. (Sad to report that these might be slightly less relevant if you are using pen and paper, though.) Here they are: 

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6 Simple Things That Have Had a Huge Impact On My Career

I’ve been quite career-focused ever since I was in University. I quickly realized that I wasn’t going to be a student forever and that the end goal of all of this studying was to get a job when I graduated and start building a career. Once I did start getting jobs and building my career, I was sure to advocate for myself, find ways to advance, learn, and grow.

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What Several Speaking Engagements (and Twitter) Have Taught Me About Public Speaking

Unexpectedly, 2019 turned into the year that I did more speaking engagements than ever before.

It started in late 2018, where a friend asked me to speak at an event she was helping to plan for work. I tried to turn her down citing that I was too busy but she was persistent and insisted that it would be a great experience and they would cover flights and accommodations. It turned out to be an incredible decision. 

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