When I started with my blog seed4future.com in January 2016, I had only one passion: Write to help with my professional experience the greater number of people possible.
Three month later, I discovered that I could also write to share the testimony of the life changing power of the Bible : Seed4futurepublisher.com was born!
At my third year as a secular and faith-based writer, I noticed that the key to help others is in the ability to learn everyday. As someone said: if you want to master a topic, teach it to others.
This week, in the Jethro’s Wisdom serie, I would like to share with you something new from experts in the professional industry crafted at LinkedIn, the largest professional network in the world. Their experience could trigger your knowledge, sharpen your skills and bless you with a more positive attitude towards moving to the next level of your productivity.
1. “Learn to cherish your mistakes as:
Reminders to stay humble
Opportunities to accidentally stumble on a better idea
Ways to understand the depth of your inexperience” (Bruce Kasanoff)
2. “Every successful entrepreneur has to work hard because although someone is a successful entrepreneur, they still can’t be perfect in every aspect.” (Purple Cow Startup Fund founder Sheng Fu)
3. “Maybe vulnerability — and being able to show it, share it, reckon with it, and emerge the better for it — is what makes us strong.” (Bonobos CEO and Walmart SVP Andy Dunn)
4. “Most people are bystanders–not because they don’t want to stand up, but because they’re afraid to speak up, afraid of repercussions, don’t observe the world around them enough, or simply because they don’t know what to do or say in the moment. To be an upstander among bystanders takes courage and conviction.” (Jennifer Merritt, Editor in Chief, Digital at PwC)
5. “People often don’t sufficiently consider … why they’re doing what they’re doing. We repeat standard processes, received wisdoms and orthodoxies, typically because they work. By asking why, we might find a better way or even new destinations.” (Kellogg professor Robert Wolcott)
6. “There is one thing we all can do to have a healthier relationship with work: don’t be too hard on yourself. Self-criticism is terrible for your productivity. Compassion is way better than self-judgement.”(BBC’s José Luis Peñarredonda)
7. “Don’t overlook or dismiss anyone — you never know who they know that could give you the warm introduction you need to the company you’re interested in.”(Glenn Leibowitz, Head of Communications at McKinsey China)
The first motivational speech helped me understand that behind every mistake I make, there is a huge potential to become better by correcting and improving myself. So I am not afraid of making mistakes but rather, enjoy what I learn from them.
Which of the above declarations helped you in growing your potential to achieve your goals?
Hervé Ngaté. Author/Writer/Cross-Cultural Psychologist and Communications Trainer