Tips when starting a New Job

  • You always get what you deserve. See it this way. People, who get less and think they deserve more, will work harder to achieve what they think it is their value. The moment you stop trying to get more, better - you have reached the place you deserve.
  • There are no better riches than knowledge/ degree/ qualifications. Pursue higher studies with all your might. That is the key to your bright future.
  • Maintain your integrity and respond to your conscience. This is what makes you the person you are.
  • Remember, if you do not want anybody to know about it - do not do it.
  • When you are in a ethical dilemma, try this test - would you be able to tell your friends/ mother/ spouse/ children about what you are doing or going to do? If you the answer is 'no' - do not do it.
  • Be the first to say 'sorry' when you have done a mistake. Do not hide your mistakes, they have a funny way of coming up at the worst times.
  • Always have a five year plan sketched and a day-to-day one. No long term plan is worth without a bite-sized plan, and no short-term plan is worth without the larger picture.
  • Have a 'little black book' always with you - where you could list your ideas, and any tasks that have to be accomplished. Once it is written down, you will not miss nor forget it.
  • Be as kind to others who make mistakes, as you would want your boss to be with you.
  • Keep a small part for savings, and another small part for charity. There is always somebody who can benefit from our help, however modest it is.
  • Learn to relax. Work is important. Relaxation is equally important. Without it, you will burn out in half the time you would have had otherwise.
  • Pay attention to your family - your spouse, your children and your parents. The greatest satisfaction is in being a successful family - more than a successful career person.
  • Spend quality time at home; that means when you are at home (unless you are a doctor or something similar) do not let work encroach your time.
  • Read, read and read. If you do not have time to read, get enrolled in audio books, or audio newspapers and listen to that on way to office or while resting at home.
  • Always be ready for climbing higher - in your organization or outside. Growth is a continuous and constant process.