10 RECENT LESSONS WHICH I HAVE LEARNED IN 2023
- People will often dislike you for no obvious reason. You could try your best to get on their ‘good side’, but ultimately, you have to step back, accept this fact and get on with your life.
- You have to be a persistent person when it comes to accessing public services in Nigeria, especially Nigerian Banks. You have to be bold enough to walk into a banking hall and demand to speak with the Branch/Customer Service Manager when you notice poor service delivery concerning your bank account.
- Try to take naps. Your rest is important.
- At work, document every task that you do. This is important for performance reviews and also, to update your Resume.
- Speaking of Resumes, I feel the simpler the format, the better. Let the information which you are trying to convey be as precise as possible. Use simple fonts.
- There is a thin line between being a person who is ‘quiet’, who doesn’t like confrontations, and being a doormat. In the Nigerian workplace, people will always try to do the moonwalk on that thin line. So once in a while, speak up for yourself, and even cause a scene. Be the person who establishes boundaries.
- Snacks are nice, but so are fruits. Indulge in an apple (or any other fruit) once in a while.
- Making adjustments to how you perform certain tasks could make all of the difference in your productivity levels. I recently got myself a wireless mouse and keyboard set, and all of a sudden, I want to write all the time, and my back does not ache as much as it used to when I write at home. And…they are both pink. Lovely.
- Always speak well of yourself. I do not partake in conversations where the theme is body-shaming, for instance. I appreciate everything about myself.
- Dreams, by virtue of what they are, are surreal and impractical. Do not let anyone tell you that you are not allowed to have dreams. Let your imagination run wild. Imagine what you want your life to look like, and do your best to set goals on how to achieve them.
Have a great week ahead.
Ivie M. Eke 2023.
Love it. Very important lessons. 👏. The part about documenting is very important. It is easier when you are trying to climb higher career wise. Or apply for a job. You remember your work easily. The part about speaking up is true. In our climate silence of often mistaken for treating a person as a dormat or taking advantage of their silence