Your career is more about just your career
Career Advices that will transform your life
Over the past two years of my stay at Cambridge, I noted down the best advises from my teachers and instructors. It would be better if I call them life changing habits. But let me make it very clear that these advice’s are so much simple that you will be like “Uh..!? Is there anything that I don’t already know about?”, and you are likely to ignore them. Keep reading. If you bring small changes in yourself, your life and your career will drastically change.
Listen. You have got two ears and one tongue. Use it in that proportion. We learn more when we listen.
Be Passionate. Warren Buffet, while hiring people, always seek the people who are passionate to do the job whether they are paid or not. If you are passionate about something, you will do it any cost.
Lead the squad. If you can inspire and motivate the people to do the job, whey will look up to you for confidence. Instead of saying, ‘May be I can do it’ or ‘I think I can do it’, tell them, “you can definitely do it.” It easy to follow. It takes courage to lead.
A good teacher can explain a complex question in simple terms. She knows how to keep it simple. No matter how complex the equation is, she always breaks it down. Be a good teacher. Keep the things simple. Keep the things straight.
Be modest. Arrogant people rarely stay at one place for long. Arrogance is ridiculous and utterly absurd. Talent is God-given. Be humble. “A great man is always willing to be little.” ― Ralph Waldo Emerson
Figure out what you are not good at. And it’s totally Okay to be not good at something. Be blunt rather ruining the whole scenario. Have someone, who is better at it, do the job.
Remember who your boss is. If your boss is happy with you, he will have your back. An angry boss will always find a reason to drag you or, more likely, fire you.
Be more likable. Be polite. Be kind. Be generous. And be more likable. It’s not that hard.
Trust comes at a price. Treat people with respect. If someone plays a bluff, never give them a second chance. Let not the trivial things ruin your relationship with other people. Be patient.
Break out of comfort zone. It feels good to have a cozy place beside the fire and a warm cup of coffee in your hand. But sometimes, you got to get out of your comfort zone. Be a man. Get up. Face it. Challenge it.
More the alternatives, better the negotiations. The conclusion of negotiations is entirely based on your alternatives. Think of more than one alternative. Know what your best shot is. Hit it.
Just when you think it can’t get any worse, comes along someone to prove you wrong. Prepare yourself for the worst.
When in doubt, don’t trust your gut feeling. And it’s not bad to talk the things out with your boss and team members.
Discipline yourself. Clear the ambiguities, set the goals, make a schedule, a timetable, and start working towards your goals. “It is not enough to have great qualities; we should also have the management of them.” ― Francois de La Rochefoucauld
In the end, it’s all about you. Quit smoking. Avoid eating junk food. Drink plenty of water. Take your vitamins. Exercise daily. Hit the gym. Go hiking. And learn to relax. It’s going to be fine. No one gets out of life alive.