Earn People’s Trust

Whether you earn through employment or business, trust is one of the most important assets to have. Think relationship, not transaction. In a transaction, you try to get the most out of it. In a relationship you are in for the long run – be concerned with the other party besides being concerned with yourself. Don’t offend people. Be kind and compassionate to everyone. Avoid … Continue reading Earn People’s Trust

Choose the right profession

Be focused on what gives you the highest income for the next 15 to 20 years, taking into account your passion and talent. Consider the following factors. Odds for success. In many professions although the payoff can be very great, success is a long shot. Even though the rewards are exceptional, only a few people can make it in these niche careers. Examples: international sports, … Continue reading Choose the right profession

Encourage mentors

Mentors can help a lot with your career. They may come in at the critical points in your job progression by giving strong positive references or actually offering you jobs. Identify people who are active mentors. People are either interested in being mentors or they are not. In my consulting career, there were colleagues who developed younger people, while others never bothered. Understand their mentoring … Continue reading Encourage mentors