The world according to Kikki

(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:

  1. Dreams are the blueprint of reality.
  2. Expect the unexpected.
  3. Play your own game.
  4. DiN/ DiP (Do it Now, Do it Properly).
  5. Face failure, learn from it and move on.
  6. When searching for partners, search for companies with like minded values.
  7. Set high standards for your self, it will drive you to achieve.
  8. Seek the advice from others.
  9. Apply information from others, work on what works, discard what doesn’t work.
  10. Separate yourself from the crowd.
  11. Work on your weaknesses rather than focussing on your strengths.
  12. Don’t stand idly by when the rights of others are right.
  13. Control your emotions.
  14. Get your anger out of your system asap.
  15. You are judged by the company you keep.
  16. You have to be willing to change in order to succeed.
  17. Find a better way. Don’t take shortcuts.
  18. 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?