(No, that Kikki.)
On a consulting assignment recently, I was introduced to Kikki.
This is just a little list of life lessons that one of the part-timers at a jewellery store stuck on to the wall in the office – and updated with little lessons learned; or ‘key learnings’ as she called it.
It felt like peering into someone’s soul, but I thought it was worth repeating and I got her permission to do so. So here (including typos) we go:
- Dreams are the blueprint of reality.
- Expect the unexpected.
- Play your own game.
- DiN/ DiP (Do it Now, Do it Properly).
- Face failure, learn from it and move on.
- When searching for partners, search for companies with like minded values.
- Set high standards for your self, it will drive you to achieve.
- Seek the advice from others.
- Apply information from others, work on what works, discard what doesn’t work.
- Separate yourself from the crowd.
- Work on your weaknesses rather than focussing on your strengths.
- Don’t stand idly by when the rights of others are right.
- Control your emotions.
- Get your anger out of your system asap.
- You are judged by the company you keep.
- You have to be willing to change in order to succeed.
- Find a better way. Don’t take shortcuts.
- Always tell the truth.
- Don’t what happened to #4.
- I don’t understand 13 either
I found it really interesting. It is easy to be patronising or dismissive; but it provided a timely reminder that:
a) we all live in the same world
b) we all live in a different world
Which one is your favourite? Can you learn something – or at least be reminded of something – by Kikki?