A Google manager shared the career advice she wished she had known in her 20s
The girl understood some important things only by the age of 30, but they would have been needed even earlier. Photo: LinkedIn / Tomi Gbeleyi-Curtis, Depositphotos
Often we all miss someone's good work advice. And it happens even more often when it comes to inexperienced workers. The head of Google's sales department decided to help with this and shared the career hacks she learned with experience. She explained that a person does not get what he deserves, but what he agreed on. And, unfortunately, understanding this can take a long time.
Paying for coaching is fine
The girl herself moved to Canada and tried to do a lot on her own. But this is not always beneficial.
“I've been a do-it-yourselfer for so long, but now I know it's okay to get help, and there's nothing wrong with paying for it,” the Google employee wrote.
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Be kind to yourself
Tomi believes that it is good to have ambitions, but in the career marathon you should not forget about yourself and your well-being. “You can get stuck on a hedonistic treadmill without awareness or self-compassion.”
She reminded that each person is unique and therefore has something to offer the world without constant comparison. Because everyone goes their own way. Although, of course, you need to learn from the experience of others.
Living is life outside of work
The girl advises to develop in areas that are not related to work. Have some hobby, skills and be a person. Yes, working on something new or improving an already acquired skill can “unlock” a growth mindset. It will help to achieve success in both personal and professional life.
“If your work is your identity, what happens when you no longer have it?” – said Tomi.