I love this. You make really important points. One habit that I've learned from having two older brothers, is to be religious about listening and absorbing others' opinions, but always take everything with a grain of salt. In other words, question everything because every other human is only going to have a small sample size of experience to pull from. This point was reinforced by Dale Carnegie in one of my favorite books "How to Win Friends and Influence People", in which he offered the following quote:
"If there is any secret of success, it lies in the ability to get the other person's point of view and see things from that person's angle, as well as your own." - Henry Ford
EXACTLY. Perfectly worded.
That book is on my reading list :) And bonus points for the Henry Ford quote - as a fellow Michigander & someone who shares his birth day! (There's some useful knowledge my brains held onto, ha!)
Whoa! You are too lucky. I wouldn't mind even a tenth of his brain, not to mention his birthday.
I cannot stress enough how important that book is for anyone in any job. It will help you to think of things that you already know, but have never really thought about (if that makes any sense).
I would buy the whole world that book if they'd read it. I digress, great article Kim! Glad I got to read it.
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