“For our class this Monday we’ll have a CHEERDANCE COMPETITION!”
I have no idea what our History teacher smoked that week, but that was the assignment he gave us.
By my last count, I’ve read over 100 books and each one contained precious bits of wisdom that I use (consciously or not) to this day. I may not remember most of what’s written in those books, but they had all been valuable.
I’ve written an earlier blog about how valuable great books are (see “From Books to Riches”), and I’ll say it here again.
Remember: You can achieve ANYTHING you want in life… ONLY when you LEARNED how to do it.
Just recently some of the managers in our company told me to write about what I’ve learned during my few years as a Team Leader, as well as the lessons I’ve learned from the leadership books I’ve read.
Now, I won’t claim to be an expert with all the management and leadership skills in the world, but I was thinking…
Many of what I’ve learned from my experiences and what I’ve read (books written by great leaders and managers) can and WILL help those who are just starting out.
One major part of a Leader’s job is succession and coaching, and it’s our job to teach what we know to everyone who’ll need it.
Being a Leader is fun, I can tell you that, and here are a few short lessons I want to share with you.
You work overtime, work on weekends, and sometimes work at a second job, but you’re not getting any richer. You’re struggling to pay the bills, and you still can’t afford that dream home, that nice car, that international vacation, dinner from that amazing restaurant, and that excellent school’s tuition fees for your children. You probably find it hard to donate even just P1,000 to charity.
You can get pay raises, bonuses, and promotions from working hard… but it’s probably not enough for everything you want in life.
How come some people grow rich and others don’t? How can YOU become rich enough to afford your dreams?