10 Years, 10 Lessons: Year 10: You Reap What You Sow

Enjoying the wildflowers

Enjoying the wildflowers

The No Asshole Rule and why you should smell the roses

The valley is small.  Your target market is probably smaller.  The internet doesn’t forget, and nor will your network.  More than ever before, people don’t have time to find the perfect candidate.  In this Reputation Economy, inter-personal bridges you have burned will come back to haunt you, and relationships you’ve nurtured will keep bearing fruit.  So, be nice (and helpful). Please.

I don’t know if it’s a function of my age, but I’ve had plenty of reminders recently that life can change at any moment.  This is surely the best reason for enjoying it to the fullest. Don’t take yourself or your work too seriously.

Key Takeaways: Carpe diem and nurture your network.

Sign Posts: Has anyone left because of a difficult co-worker or boss? What is the company doing to help the greater community?

Summary

This concludes the 10 years, 10 lessons.  Hopefully there were a few nuggets in there.  Let me know what you think!

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