“Career Line” book summary

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  • When having a conversation with your boss, don’t focus too much on the ratings you’re getting, and aim to get the in-depth feedback you need. If you look down on numbers and fractions, you open the door for yourself to receive practical, real feedback.
  • If you don’t actively solicit and take feedback, you’re limited by bounded awareness.
  • Don’t justify or justify those suggestions; don’t blame others; don’t get angry. If you react that way, there is a chance that others won’t give you real feedback. All you need is to receive feedback and think.
  • Sheila’s response also taught us another lesson in being mindful of the feelings of others. Even if you firmly disagree with other people’s opinions, other people’s feelings still matter. “Good things don’t go out, bad things travel thousands of miles.” If you don’t care about other people’s feelings, “notoriety” will spread quickly. You need to ask clear questions, ask others to give specific examples, and then work to change those impressions that seem wrong to you.
  • Keep this phrase in mind when having a conversation with your mentor. The important thing is not to show how much you know, but to show your ability to listen and learn.
  • Applying this law to work requires the right amount of passion (but not excessive or misplaced passion) to ensure peak performance. Lack of passion can lead to inability to concentrate, people lose confidence, and even fear the action in front of them. As you can see from Figure 2-1, if there is no passion, there is no performance. When this happens, perseverance also wears off. On the other end of the horizontal axis, if passion is too high, performance will also be zero. This happens because your decision-making and reasoning abilities are affected, hindering performance improvements. People get overly excited when scared or panicked, which explains why people often experience “stage fright” in certain situations. Likewise, some basic things can be difficult to accomplish if you are overwhelmed by worrying about the outcome.
  • When opportunities arise, you can strategically deviate from your plans, but always keep in mind what your goals are.
  • To have perseverance, you must also be prepared. The Roman philosopher Seneca was 2,000 years ago. His most famous quote is: “Luck is where the road of opportunity meets the road of preparation.”
  • When planning your career line, you must also be careful not to give up control over those important areas. Giving up control may give you short-term gains, but the point of planning your career is to create a plan for lasting profits.
  • Being patient doesn’t mean you can waste time waiting for an opportunity to come to your door. Quite the contrary, you still need to have a certain sense of urgency.
  • Remember, as you grow in the workplace, you must expose yourself to new goals that pop up that you never thought of before. Goals that once seemed unimaginable can quickly become realistic by just following your plan.
  • Think big, start small, act fast” is a strategy that will help you.
  • Like Dick Bass, you’ll find that it pays to think big about your goals. No matter how hard you try, you can’t do it all at once.
  • 1. Having a goal is better than having no goal. 2. Specific goals are stronger than general goals. 3. Difficult specific goals are stronger than easy-to-achieve goals.
  • Makes you more determined in the pursuit of your goals. lose weight
  • Woolen cloth? “Think Big, Start Small, Act Fast”
  • Don’t overthink things. If you find yourself overwhelmed or confused by something, stop overanalyzing. Put it on hold for a while, or do something else and wait until your mind settles down before making a decision.
  • Good military leaders are very good at using the “think big, start small, move fast” strategy.
  • One of the great things about decision making is that it keeps you on the cutting edge. Others will need to spend their time chasing you, figuring out what you’re going to do next. They will see you as a leader. You have to start thinking the same way.
  • Many people have the ability to succeed, but lack strong execution. Much of this lack is due to people not having a clear and realistic plan, and the result is an oversight, a rush to get things done, and a failure to get anything done.
  • In “Small Bets: How Great Companies Enable Breakthrough Innovation and Change” (Little Bets)
  • The company has also used the phrase in the past to express an important part of its culture. That said, IBM realized it had to give employees room to take on creative new jobs, or else the company would become complacent and stagnant.
  • If you’ve ever had this experience, it’s been in a state of flow. It’s like indulging in activities that meet 3 basic conditions: you like it, it requires concentration, and you have the ability to do it.
  • During plateaus, you can develop skills that not only improve your skills in your current role, but also prepare you for your next role.
  • In the classic book On Problem Solving, the late German psychologist Karl Duncker describes a series of experiments he conducted.
  • In many respects, a red ocean strategy is defensive, while a blue ocean strategy is offensive. It’s called the Red Sea because the waters are bloody due to the ruthlessness of rivals. By going into the blue ocean, you can focus more on yourself and focus on the things you think are necessary to innovate and be successful. This allows you to compete internally for more satisfying outcomes without having to compete with others.
  • You have to create and maintain your own premium at work. If you don’t, companies will use you to “exchange” better-performing employees. You have to prevent this outcome by making sure you don’t stand still.
  • In the workplace, you should aim to be an innovator or an expert, and be the first to discover what new skills you must develop so that you can stand out on the job.
  • To avoid stagnation, the hardest thing is to change the way you do things before you become stagnant. This requires you to realize that what used to work doesn’t work anymore, which unfortunately isn’t that easy to do.
  • In fact, if you can learn from your failures, learn new things, and be better prepared, that’s a constructive failure that can get you uphill faster than ever.
  • Americans should be open to taking these risks, advancing knowledge, enriching our experiences, and broadening our field. We believe the risks and challenges identified are within our collective experience and can be overcome.
  • Failure is usually understood as an error, but the outcome of failure should have been more positive. There are worse failures in reality, failure to try important things out of fear.
  • It means that by taking the right first step and performing strongly from the beginning, colleagues and supervisors will have positive expectations of themselves, which in turn will drive the development of their career lines.
  • Extroverts usually talk more than they listen, and introverts do the exact opposite. Introverts are more cautious and thoughtful; extroverts are happy to act quickly and are more willing to take risks.
  • Sean Echol (13) elaborates on this idea in his book, The Happiness Advantage (14), where he analyzes why happiness is the pursuit in the first place.

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