Here are this week’s Life Pro Tips.
1. Don’t be fooled by the “working for a dream company” ideology. You’ll be much better off with an amazing boss at an average company who champions your work, allows you to develop mastery in your field, and gives you autonomy.
2. Most of your friends will be temporary and that’s ok. Not every friendship needs to be “I’ll love you till the end.” Some of them only last a few months and that’s an upright reality.
3. When asked at the last minute to work late or on a weekend, simply reply, “I can’t.” Don’t offer reasons that can be countered, you’d be surprised at how effective it is.
4. Apologize to your children when required. Admitting when you are wrong is what teaches them to have integrity.
There are a lot of parents with this philosophy of “What I say goes, I’m the boss, everyone bow down to me, I can do no wrong”.
Children learn by example, and they pick up on so many nuances, minutiae, and unspoken truths.
You aren’t fooling them into thinking you’re perfect by refusing to admit mistakes – you’re teaching them that to apologize is shameful and should be avoided at all costs. You cannot treat a child one way and then expect them to comport themselves in the opposite manner.
5. Never compliment someone for losing weight unless you know it’s intentional.
I’m just saying don’t lead with “you look great!” Say “wow! Great to see you! What have you been up to?” People will usually respond with an answer that lets you know if they have changed their lifestyle. Then you can say “yeah! You look amazing”