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Career Advice

There always seems to be plenty of advice out there when it comes to work.  Here are some great tips shared from business professionals at a networking conference when asked what the most meaningful guidance they had ever received was, when it came to business.

Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.”- Confucius

Learn how to create something from nothing and you’ll never want for anything.”

Don’t present problems without solutions.

Most people don’t fail because they dream too big and miss the mark; they fail because they dream too small and hit it.”

Work hard, play hard.” “Do what you love and you’ll love what you do.” (Variation of Confucius quote)

Never get really good at anything you don’t want to do.”

“‘It will all still be here tomorrow.” (As in that pile of work on your desk)

Make sure there is alignment between what you say and what you do. That’s what builds trust.” – Pat Fallon

Take care of your people and your customers and everything else will take care of itself.”

Shared visions and shared goals help build a team. It’s not always how much money people make, but how appreciated they feel.”

We can’t control what happens to us but we can control how we react.”

If the cattle get out, get the cattle back in. If the tractor gets stuck, get it unstuck. Just get it done.”

There are always two sides to the story; be sure to get the other side.”

With each piece of advice, there is a take-a-way.  What was the best advice you ever received?

Source: Staffing Talk – The Best Career Advice You Ever Received