But the real education is coming outside the university:
In the business books you read after the classes in your spare time. Books, which you read not only with your eyes, but also with your heart and hunger for new skills, hunger for being a better professional and a better person.
In the conversations with real leaders with worth experience in marketing and sales. Have you noticed how brightly shine the real leaders and professionals? I’m not talking about the ones who talk too much, know everything and always use the word “I”, instead of the word “we”. I’m talking about the real worth professionals. They shine with their presence, with their charisma, with their worth experience and they always talk in “we” form, because they are team-players and team-inspirers. I adore this kind of leaders and I’m happy I had a chance to work with such ones. They are really worth knowing personalities and you could learn much from their management style.
In additional seminars, trainings and courses you find and have, in order to improve yourself. Even if your company doesn’t provide you such ones, you have to do everything possible to find for yourself such activities and to take part in them. Don’t wait someone else to think about you – you are the first person, who has to do it for yourself.
In your heart – do it with your heart. Not because you have to do it this way. Not because your manager expects it from you. But because you expect it from yourself first. You have to be true to yourself and your choices.
And while you do the things, mentioned above, there is one thing you should never forget: There will always be haters. But if you can still hear them, then your passion is not loud enough!
This is the magic, which you have to create in yourself and after that to make it shine in everything you do – especially in your job. You have to adore what you do, you have to feel it in your blood, in your soul. It has to be part of you. You have to love it.
Adam Morgan said in one of his books, that “to achieve great things, two things are needed: a plan and not quite enough time“.
And when I think about it I realize how right he is – one of the truths, which I don’t like, because of the second part of the sentence above, but in fact this is the reality! The more time people have, the more they waste it and more often they postpone the execution of their plans.
Welcome to the world of business, where everyday there’s “not quite enough time” and that’s why the time management and the self-discipline are not only important, they are a must.