Friday, May 27, 2016

Axiom 81: Learn to Work for Others First

You must learn to work for someone else first before you can ever successfully work for yourself. If you can learn to give someone else your all at work then you will certainly be able to do the same for yourself someday in return.

Here are the 10 commandments of working for some one else: 
  1. Always stay busy. Learn to make the most of your time at work. Your boss will notice if you are wasting the company's time.
  2. Don't be late or miss work. This causes others to have to pick up the slack for you.
  3. Always tell the truth even when you screw up. Covering up something with a lie will make it some much worse for you and your reputation in the long run.
  4. Be a sponge and understand how the business works, follow orders, and observe intently. Make yourself indispensable
  5. Work fast. Be more productive than everyone else. 
  6. Offer to do more than expected. Even if you don't get more tasks by asking your boss will take notice.
  7. Avoid gossip and conflict. Keep it professional. Always.
  8. Complete every task assigned by your boss asap. Keep the ball moving.
  9. Dress nice and maintain good hygiene. Dress for the job you want, not the job you have.
  10. Make as few mistakes as possible. Learn from your mistakes. Never make the same mistake twice.

Friday, May 13, 2016

Axiom 80: Explore Boundaries

"Every dreamer knows that it is entirely possible to be homesick for a place you've never been to, perhaps more homesick than for familiar ground." -Judith Thurman

In wisdom gathered over time I have found that every experience is a form of exploration.” 
-Ansel Adams

It is in our human nature to be explorers. From the moment we are born we start exploring our world. It is this exploration that helps us grow and learn. It is when we stop exploring that we stop growing. 

Maintaining a pristine static bubble in which we often live seems like a good thing. The stability brings us comfort. However, the world is not static. The world itself is exploring. It is growing, changing. You must learn and adapt with it. 

Those who explore and push their boundaries will stay successful in life. Those who do not will become stale and outdated. Don't be afraid to embrace the exploring nature you once had as a child.