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Get Out Of Your Comfort Zone, Regularly!

Get Out Of Your Comfort Zone, Regularly!

I was always more intersted in the future than in the past. Although history lessons can give us some valuable advice on how things worked out, but all those events are fixed in time and will probably never happen again, at least that's not likely.

With that in mind, what would you say is your personal pitch as a human, an employee or a friend? Does you list only contain things from the past or do you value your aspirations in the future as well or even more?

"A Mind Needs Books As A Sword Needs A Whetstone If It Is To Keep Its Edge"

"A Mind Needs Books As A Sword Needs A Whetstone If It Is To Keep Its Edge"

Everybody is preaching to practice speed reading and filtering information as fast as humanly possible. Everything is measured by the minute - sometimes you wonder how top managers supposedly live according to the daily press coverage.

As I agree totally on reading as much as possible and as interesting as it gets, I wouldn't agree to read everything fast and furious.

Look For A Mentor - 5 Reasons Why You Should Be Doing It Right Now

Look For A Mentor - 5 Reasons Why You Should Be Doing It Right Now

Just take a minute for yourself here and think about the most influential people in your life. People like your parents, friends, teachers come to mind, they all affect your life and probably taught you a thing or two. You naturally aspire to be like them, you count on their advice and you would follow them to the end of the world (a bit romantic, I know). 

How Hobbies Can Enrich Your Professional Life - 3 Examples

How Hobbies Can Enrich Your Professional Life - 3 Examples

As a part of the generation y my understanding of work-life balance is not to strictly seprarated one from the other, my goal is to spend my time at work and at home with basically the same activitites that give me joy, a sense of fullfilling and help me develop at a personal level. I don't believe in a 9-to-5 work ethic, espeically in modern Marketing you need to be aware of your job 24/7/365. 

That doens't mean to be available all the time or to never sleep or to never go on vacation, it just means that even in times when your not sitting at your desk, there is the possiblity of inspiration or opportunity related to your job. Let me give you three simple examples from my experience that could benefit your work performance: