In preparing for my big job push, I’m flooded with all the advice I obtained… and it is a lot. There is such a thing as being “over prepared” but I do not think this is the case. Instead of being completely nervous, I’m actually quite excited.
From the world of academia I learned:
Through independent reading and listening to the materials of business leaders, I learned:
It is important to constantly self-assess and make corrections, so I have become very intimate with some of my weaknesses and continue to work on them. I’m not perfect (and I do not strive to be ‘perfect’, as it is an enemy to progress). However, in synthesis of many life lessons over the past 5 or 6 years, I did assemble this undeniably corny and oddly motivational acronym: CLAIM.
- Contribute a healthy body of work to the human race by focusing on my strengths.
- Leave a legacy for my decedents: Financially, ethically, philosophically, emotionally, intellectually, physically…
- Appreciate the brief time I have and was granted; Do not waste time I did nothing to deserve.
- Integrate my body and mind as fully as possible: exercise, meditation, self-awareness
- Mend as many as possible by helping everyone defeat their struggles.
I think if I struggle in at least one of those themes in everything I do, I can die happy. Not everything will be a clear success, but as long as I incorporate CLAIM into each action, nothing shall be a complete failure. I will claim my life and help others in the process. Let’s see how it goes!