I saw an awesome Twitter thread recently about called The Top 50 Things that Shaped My Worldview. I got to thinking about some of the things on this list that has affected me in my job. So here are my top 10 things that I have shaped how I do business. Maybe a few of these can help you as well:
- When you get information, use what you can and file the rest. You may be able to use some of it one day.
- There is a fine line between paying attention to details and nitpicking.
- It’s not what you know or who you know – it’s what you do.
- Work on the issues that others ignore. You’ll provide a solution for what may have been an unknown problem.
- Always be willing to learn more. You can never discover what you never knew if you don’t seek it out.
- Efficiency is the cornerstone to excellent customer service.
- Be aware of your limits. Set deadlines accordingly. Leave notes for yourself. Ask for help.
- Don’t just market your company; market yourself as well. People don’t buy from companies. They buy from other people.
- Be prepared. Whether it’s making sure that you have your office supplies or going over extreme cases of potential problems, preparation is always necessary.
- Shoot for the moon, but don’t worry about “landing among the stars.” When you set a goal, focus on the true goal. Don’t settle for less.
BONUS: Be kind. People don’t like jerks and you will earn a reputation either way.