Since I’m trying not to measure my satisfaction based on my achievements but based on the progress that I’m making (and I have to admit I’m still struggling with that one) I would like to share with you my thoughts about skills that you need for solid progress in 2019.
If I try to understand why they keep asking me and why I’m capable of giving decent advice, I come to a conclusion that this is connected to my basic education and knowledge of drama arts and movies. Because, a job interview is actually one big theater show.
Most of us would like to work with fantastic leaders. In practice, we end up with people managers. Those are the guys who are simply in a position above us and they manage a group of people to finish work on time with acceptable results. Depending on the stage of our career and the size of the company, above our managers there can be one, two or ten more people managers. Any maybe somewhere some leaders.
How many times in life have we been in a situation where we were supposed to make a choice, a choice not based on what was good and what we really liked, but to pick the lesser of two evils?
The toughest thing for me is to stop doing things no one expects me to do – just because I’m capable of doing them. You know those people who can’t resist saving poor animals from the streets when they see them? Well, in my case, poor animals are various business challenges.
The biggest problem with talented people is the fact that during most of their lives they listen that they should behave as if they’re equal to others. I can imagine that those sophisticated educational systems like the one in Finland have a solution for this, but the rest of the world is a nightmare for talents.
When someone who was very ambitious and who was very keen on vertical progress in his/her career decides it’s time to let it go – in a way it’s comparable with a top athlete losing a leg or suffering a major career stopping injury.
Nowadays, if you spend 4-5 years in any kind of business environment you will figure out that almost everything happens in cycles.
I know that I’m already a bit boring with my “timing” preaching. It was one of the first things that I learned when I was starting my scriptwriting studies and it is the first thing that I’m trying to teach all young people that I’m coaching.
Frequently you can hear that the only constant in the modern world is change. And probably this is true when it comes to circumstances around us, living and working environment, technology… The trouble is our characters and personalities can’t follow the pace.