The Best Advice a Boss Ever Gave Me
- You must always have a point of view on your area of responsibility, regardless of whether others agree with it or not.
- For Branding and Messaging, it’s always good to ask yourself – Will they care? Will they share?
- What type of marketer are you?
“The thrill of spending money” kind?
(The best marketers are always the ones that make money for the company, FYI.)
- If you are women and want to have a baby, there is no “better” or “best time” to have a baby while working. There are tradeoffs at every step in your career. Have a baby when you want one, not when you think best for your work situation.
- Life is like a three-legged stool – work, family/religion, and health are the legs. If one is out of balance, the seat will not support you.
- Make sure when you communicate internally, that you are not just talking to yourself (marketing jargon).
- Your attitude impacts your altitude.
- Make sure you always understand how the person you talk too wants to receive the information you give and match that. Not everyone wants to accept information the same way.
- In every situation, assume good intent by the people you are dealing with.
- Money does not measure intelligence.
- Avoid conflict avoidance – you regret what you avoid.
- The relationships you make throughout your life will make or break you. Nothing else matters as much as this fact.
- Get comfortable getting uncomfortable. Best results will always have the most discomfort during the decision-making process.