‘Be good or get out” – Peter Drucker
Recently I saw the movie called “The internship” – a comedy with Vince Vaughan and Owen Wilson (BTW – whom I adore:)
Despite the funny situations, it’s a story about the new paradigm in the work market nowadays. There are a few insights that I consider relevant, irrespective of age and background:
1. Sometimes change is unavoidable – for billions of people on the planet crisis meant danger and opportunity, time to reevaluate who we are and what we want to become. Change seems difficult for many people, but still good for others. It’s a personal choice at the end of the day.
2. Learning is a continuous process – leaders with or without titles choose to learn every day, develop, stretch, grow and perform. No matter what’s your profession, role or life path, learning is process that makes us stronger.
3. Learning means growing and growing means inner strength and self-confidence – immersing ourself in new projects and situations we discover new limits and explore new talents and skills. This is the only way to expand, grow and become better
4. Old and new could combine nicely – no matter that we speak about new stuff and vintage dress or corporate teams with different levels of experience, real life and online environment, the combination between old and new is unbeatable.
5. It’s never to late to start something new – the moment we decide it’s too late it means we are old. Coaching sessions reveal me that lots of people have some secret passions and dreams that they want to transform into hobbies or even professions. Life is a sum of choices, decisions, action plans and work, why not make it as good as it gets…
6. Be passionate about your work and people will notice.
In conclusion, what really counts is to keep on learning, learn at least one new thing every day from books and people, be ready to reinvent yourself… and enjoy the journey.
As far as I am concern after many years of challenges combined with opportunities, good things and bad things, I finally decided to follow the advice of Steve Martin, the comedian:
“Be so good they can’t ignore you”.