10 Lessons Learned Collection of experiences that helpbalancing my professional and private life
Enjoy your work!Either you like what you’re doing or you’re probably in the wrong place.Help the organization put you in the rightspot where your skills are needed and you enjoy what you do.
Follow a career strategyWhat is your mission and vision? Define a career strategy based on it.Don’t just do what you’re asked for... Help the organization help you.
Embrace a challengeWhen you’re given a challenge, embrace it so that you may feel the exhilaration of victory. Don’t be afraid to fail in the little things,but make sure you learn so that you win in the big things.
Work smarter, not harder Working too much not only will wear you out but also hinder you from surpassing competition. The secret is to work smarter (better and faster results).
Walk the TalkThe best way to gain trust and recognitionfrom your colleagues is to walk along the path with them. Lead by example. Practice what you preach.
Be humble and diligent Don’t be ashamed to use the words thank you, please and sorry. Everybody (from the cleaning staff up to the CEO) deserves equal treatment. Focus on serving others rather than demanding to be served.
Be honest and truthful Speak the truth. Say No when you have to (and always try to provide alternatives). If you don’t know, just shut up! Don’t talk cheap and go creating false expectations!
Put a smile on your face Smile and maintain a good attitude. It’ll help keeping a friendlier and cooperative work environment.
Communicate correctly Privilege verbal communication over e- mails. First speak, then record it in writing. The minutes you save by sending an e-mail can easily turn into hours, days or even weeks of delays and unnecessary hassle due to misunderstandings!
Spend some quality time Occasionally take a break. Give yourself some time to rest, to be imaginative and productive. At the end of the day, avoid taking work to home. Enjoy life with your friends and family.