Week 3 was another great week!
What I'm Learning.
One cool thing I learned at work this past week.
It’s so simple, but I learned how to change the cell formatting in Excel. I’m a bit more excited about this than I probably should be, but it’s the little things in life that count.
One cool thing I learned outside of work this past week.
I went to a music workshop today and I learned that all of my inner struggles are not uncommon. It sounds cheesy, but I honestly thought these frustrations were unique to me and getting to talk to other musicians who feel the same helps me have a better perspective moving forward.
How I'm Creating Value.
One example of how I created value.
Last week, I overheard someone on the phone talking about the fact that it was difficult to find photographers and graphic designers. So, I knocked on her door and I told her that I can do both of those things. I sent her my work later that day so she could look over it, but nothing really came of it.
This past week, she remembered and then asked me if I was comfortable doing designs for marketing. I then told her that I’ve already created some designs for my boss and she got excited. There’s a chance this could lead to another opportunity soon - I’m hoping it does!
What project I’m currently working on.
I’m still currently working on the same project(s) as I was before. For work, a marketing plan. For myself, a 30-day photography challenge as well as some more YouTube content.
What I’m doing to become a better version of myself overall.
I’ve been reading a book called “Smartcuts” by Shane Snow. To briefly explain the overall concept of the book, it’s about “hacking” your way into your next opportunities. I’m only a few chapters into it, but so far I’ve been finding it very interesting and helpful for keeping the right perspective.
Praxis Wednesday Re-cap.
Topic & guest.
“How To Write Your Own Ticket” with Nick Rundlett.
My favorite highlight.
Always do 10% more than what’s expected. Because you want to be remembered as someone who does so, and because you want to keep pushing yourself to become better each time.
My biggest takeaway.
One of the subpoints from his last point was to avoid adaption to inefficiency. His last point was “don’t be afraid to change the game”. Meaning, just because there are certain systems set in place at your job doesn’t mean you can’t come along and fix things that should’ve been fixed a long time ago.
How I’m going to apply that takeaway to my life.
It doesn’t just have to be in the work setting, but taking the proactive mindset even further than solving problems would bring you to making good ideas great. I want to keep an eye out for ways in which I can do that and not only focus on issues that can be solved.
The exercise was during the call where we split up into pairs and practiced a sales pitch. We’re not all in sales roles, but the point was to practice selling benefits. That’s a skill we’ll all need no matter what kind of position.