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Old 18th March 2017, 9:09 AM   #1
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key things you have learned

best things I was ever told is to act dim, let others be the big-mouths

do you have any other key ideas?
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Old 18th March 2017, 1:02 PM   #2
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I don't think act dim is the way to go but I agree with talk less & listen more as well as let others underestimate you.

Best business lesson I learned which was also one of the toughest to implement for me was how to network / do personal marketing. Those first few times it's tough to walk into a room full of strangers, shake their hands & try to drum up business. As a woman, especially, I was very worried that if I tried to talk to a man at one of these events he would think I wanted to sleep with him, not get him to buy my business services (I'm not in the oldest profession)
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Old 19th March 2017, 1:53 PM   #3
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The best thing I learnt: Everything is running smoothly because you are under-utilizing your resources.

The best thing I was told: Don't believe people who say yes to your every word.
"If opportunity doesn't knock, build a door."
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Old 20th March 2017, 8:04 AM   #4
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I have learned to ask first, speak second. I find a "help me help you" approach has been very beneficial for me in building relationships.
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Old 21st March 2017, 4:09 PM   #5
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Speaking from the employers side...

Your best ability is reli-ability...


expect nothing and you will never be disappointed..

"If all you do is what you’ve always done, all you will get is what you always got.”
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Old 23rd March 2017, 5:53 AM   #6
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I've learned always to cover your own...well you know how the rest goes.

In politics, a state legislature always told me to arrive fashionably late. I could never understand that. I told him, as a shy person, I don't like to late as all eyes will be upon me as I walk into the room. He famous words said, "exactly." "You want to make a statement."

Gawd! I miss that guy! RIP and thank you for your service. He was our first black Lt. Governor in CA.

When I attend my meet and greets political events, guess what, I show up fashionably late and I seem to catch all the who's who when I'm there and I do make a statement.
~Let go of people who dull your shine, poison your spirit, and bring you drama. Cancel your subscription to their issues.

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Old 23rd March 2017, 6:00 AM   #7
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when all else fails........go to bed and watch a horror on netflix......deb
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born by the lips i lose and lips that I've kissed.....
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Old 23rd March 2017, 2:39 PM   #8
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Always double check the account number you put on deposit slips.

Fortunately, the error was to the employer's benefit.
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Old 24th March 2017, 5:24 PM   #9
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Speaking from the employers side...
Be the first to offer praise and the last to take credit...

Mr. Lucky
Happiness is not a goal; it is a byproduct -

Eleanor Roosevelt
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Old 24th March 2017, 5:26 PM   #10
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Whenever you have a situation that will likely turn to crap, involve as many co-workers in the process as possible.
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Old 26th March 2017, 5:24 PM   #11
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HR is there to protect the company not the employee. Never think they are on your side.
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