are you super-busy?

How do you feel like you’re super busy?  It feels like you’re a key piece of the puzzle, like if the company _depends_ on your skills. It might happen from time to time to be extra busy, but if your go-to answer for any question or request for help is “I’m too busy” then you […]

what if you don’t agree?

There might be times when you don’t agree, maybe it’s a decision that will backfire, or maybe you feel like you’re risking the face of the company. Whatever the reason is fine if you disagree. But is it fine to _always_ do it? It all boils down to choosing the battles you really care about.In […]

why it matters

Working might feel like trying to help a ship going forward with no idea on where we’re going. No information on where we’re heading. It’s easy and sometimes required to hide information. To share less of the task to avoid people trying to do something they’re not supposed to. This is a way to control […]

how to write a cold sale email

This is a short howto in case you’re wondering how to get the attention from a person you don’t know. Let’s say you want to engage with a popular youtuber to publicize some of your products. Usually what happens is this: You write an email to the youtuber asking please help me bla bla bla. […]

work-life balance

What is work life balance? For some people it means that at 5pm you go home. But would that be enough? Work life balance is much more than that.It represents how much your work is intertwined with your life. Let me share an example: You come home at 6 pm, everything is fine.But then your […]

it’s your damn job

It happens, you get stressed, a little bit depressed.Suddenly the job you love so much doesn’t seem so appealing. You start wondering: What should I do? Should I leave? Maybe it’s time to switch jobs, maybe this is not for me, it’s not the right time. We all got to that point, I did multiple […]

don’t ask others to do your work

There are many many ways to delegate work. For example one common thing is that when we got more responsibilities we stop delegating, instead we abdicate. The main difference between the two options is that when we Abdicate we’re simply handing over the task to do without any added value, nor help. It’s like when […]

can you do it?

There was a story along these lines that I always loved: A man goes talking to a big Hotel and ask the owner if they would have the space for an event. The owner promptly replied “yes”, then the man asked if they have a place big enough to accomodate 1000 people.  The owner confirmed, […]

public congratulations, private criticism

I will always remember one time when I saw a dear friend of mine being humiliated in front of other people in a discussion. I remember the other person was angry, furious, and made him look like a stupid. I felt bad for my friend, but more than that I felt bad for him when […]

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