For this #25th edition of The Compressed Interview, I wanted to make something special before a short pause is made to improve this blog. One of my favorite questions I always ask everyone is “What are the biggest life lessons learned in your personal life and professional career?”. People talk to me about many different things they have realized through time that helps them in both their personal life and their professional career, so I decided to gather as many lessons as I could along the past 24 interviews.
So, the life lessons that many of the interviewees consider are:
Acknowledge everything, either good or bad. Everything happens for a reason, and everything makes you learn something. Appreciate what you have and nourish it.
Take care of yourself
Spend time with your loved ones and do what makes you happy. Talk to your peers if you are having a tough time.
Be nice and have meaningful relationships
In this industry, attitude is very important, and we cannot work alone, so try to be someone that people would like to work with. Connections that we make are much more meaningful than any project. Real connections can sometimes evolve into friendships, and many people prefer to work with people they know, like and trust.
Teaming up with others who have a different skillset than I do and let everyone do what they’re good at is the road for success. Help others succeed is also important.
Be humble and always keep learning
Ask questions, there’s always something you can learn to improve in your life and your work. Be open and accept feedback gracefully, put your ego aside.
Patience and consistency are important
Move forward, meet people, take part in different communities and the door will begin to open. Following that path will lead you to achieve what you want. Never give up and never settle. Forge opportunities if you can’t find them. Without methodology and discipline, talent is useless.
Enjoy the journey, love what you
Balance your personal life and professional career
It’s good to work hard but also have fun and make real friends along the way.
Shake off your fears
Don’t listen to personal or professional fears, be sure of what you know and trust in yourself.
Hope you liked this special edition! I really appreciate everyone who has taken part in these interviews and everyone who has read them.
We’ll be back in January with more interviews!