How Do I Show My Boss I'm Not an Air-Head?

Dear Experts, I started a new job 3 weeks ago and I feel I haven't been at my best. At the same time I started my new job I began going through some personal issues. Dealing with these problems caused me to be off my game at work. I feel the person everyone has gotten to know in the past 3 weeks is not the real me. I'm convinced my boss thinks I'm an 'air-head' because my inability to concentrate at work has caused me to ask too many questions and make a mistake here and there. Is it too late to change how people perceive me at work? Here is how our T.A.P. experts answered this question: Q#286 Not 2 late; ur awareness now means u can start 2 focus; explain 2 boss now ur better, SHOW ur focus. (@juliaerickson) Q#286 Not too late. Focus on ur work and keep personal stuff for after hrs. Engage w ur boss & demonstrate value going fwd. (@DebraWheatman) Q#286 Ask to meet w/boss ASAP to discuss how you can improve/do better.Focus on the future, not recent past. (@jtodonnell) Q#286 It will be tough, but consistently displaying solid performance will determine how others perceive you. (@beneubanks) Q#286 U may b only 1 that feels this way. Meet w boss 2 find out how u r doing at work, if mention problem, then state y. (@kgrantcareers) Q#286 It's never too late, but it may be an uphill battle. Redouble your efforts and you should eventually see results. (@gradversity) Q#286 Start tdy. B who U want them to C. Lv baggage @ door. Know U won't always ctrl perceptions, regardless. (@dawnbugni) Q#286 Start showing value now. Bring ideas. Share articles of interest. Get ahead of your work and start helping co-workers. (@tmonhollon) Our Twitter Advice Project (T.A.P.) is no longer an active campaign. To find an answer to the above question, please use the "Search" box in the right-hand column of this website.

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