As a coach who helps people find jobs, I frequently see people engaging in behavior that makes me think,"...are you absolutely determined to guarantee that you never get hired? Because if so, thumbs up, Kid! If so, you're aces! If not... oy vey."
Pace yourself. I challenge you to master one of these items every 6 months. On this journey you will learn that "No" is in fact a complete sentence. In order to make room for the things that are really important in your life you will have to become comfortable with saying no.
Demonstrate that you're completely in the moment by fearlessly listening, acknowledging cues in a conversation, and asking for clarification when you need it. Don't be afraid to ask questions. It shows you're unafraid to both acknowledge you didn't understand something and get the insight you need.
It didn't come early in my career (understatement, as 59 years old is a dinosaur in the youth-obsessed fashion industry), but maybe the best should be saved for last... My prophecy at the age of 4 took a bit longer to come true than imagined, but it's all about the journey.
Stock options are used to reward longevity and loyalty, while salary is the benefit you get for doing your day-to-day job. Don't forego a salary negotiation because your employer offers a stock benefit.
In my pursuit of success in corporate America, I found that the game-changers were well versed in a different code: one that was unwritten. I made it my business to glean the lessons along the way and found these invaluable few to be most essential in the proverbial rat race.
I agree that it's important to treat people equally and as individuals with unique needs and preferences.That said, it's also true that men and women tend to embody different behaviors in the workplace.
You have to actually know what you want to get there, right? Awareness is key when you're trying to reach your goals, and I believe jealousy is something that's actually quite a good indicator of where you want to be in your life.
No one wants to follow someone who doesn't know how to lead. If you are a founder, learn to lead. Learn to own your vision and have conviction. Stick a stake in the ground and declare what it is you're doing.
As we work toward a new goal or competence, it can be daunting and discouraging if we only focus on what we still don't know or have yet to master. Periodically it helps to turn around and look back at where we came from. What have we learned so far -- about the task, the obstacles, and ourselves?