Last week I said goodbye to some great people at my previous client, where I spent two years as a coach, mentor and team lead.
I was blessed to be able to work with some great people and help that client move forward.
As I left, I shared a few things that I learned and found important over the years. Things that I think contribute to a proactive mindset.
Things that I repeat to myself from time to time. Maybe they can help you as well. Here they are.
1. Tell stories.
2. Be respectful.
3. Never give up.
4. Trust your gut.
5. Ask questions.
6. Work together.
7. Use lots of GIFs.
8. Share problems.
9. Be silly, be weird.
10. Jump in, take risks.
11. Accept uncertainty.
12. Never stop learning.
13. There are no shortcuts.
14. Don't forget to have fun.
15. Start before you're ready.
16. Don’t settle for mediocrity.
17. Don’t become comfortable.
18. Surround yourself with smart people.
19. Don’t be afraid to say “I don’t know”.
20. Own what you do, own what you build.
21. Have a plan, be ready to change the plan.
22. Trust the people below you, help the people above you.
23. Process is not a goal, but a means to an end.
24. An incident is a learning opportunity.
25. Aggressively chase your goals.
26. Think about your customer.
27. Stop saying "root cause".
28. Accept challenges.
29. Look for feedback.
30. Change is good.
31. Embrace failure.
32. Be rebellious.
33. Say no a lot.
34. Be on time.
35. Speak up.
36. Stay safe.

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