If life taught me anything, one of the best gem in life is when you realize, self worth and value comes from you. You have the choice in life to make decisions, and when you do, if you put as much energy, time and focus you do everything else into yourself, you are doing something major.

Here are a few pointers:

  1. Do things you love to do. (If you don’t know what you love, ask a close friend or family, what makes you glow and excited and engaged, based on what they have observed.
  2. Weekly/Monthly reflections. (As time goes by you may learn, you change, you grow. If could be for the better or the worse, but you should be able to see your habits and what those results of habits or choice create for you. Measuring your successes and failures, will put you on a grand road to how you are as a person.)

Hopefully my basic tips helped you see something special about yourself today. 🙂

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I am a very proud man when it comes to my work. I try to innovate, I try to disrupt, I try to humble myself. I am very competitive inside and out. I just don’t show my true face outside. You can read my ambitions at face value, but you will never see the depth I think things through.

So I felt it was going to be a important year or half of year for the last remaining months of 2019. I forecasted change, I ramble a few trees and leaves, and the same things I wrote, I spoke, they came to be.

The theme for today, was I walked into a tree and the leaves fell. I got a promotion at work this year, and it was told to me, I wasn’t going to get another increase in pay. I was not fine with that. I accepted the fact that they said it, but as I go to work I can’t help just excitedly limits and bounds, and was going to figure out a way to be recognized. If the most talented person in the room and person who bought back the best results was winning for you, would you deny their worth? I felt it was a no. I remember 2016 when my general manager for a store I worked at, said to me, I was capped from a raise, or my pay would not change, and I told him at that point, what’s the point in staying.

I told him give my worse position in the store no one wants to do and I will change it around. He didn’t believe I was serious, and gave me the chance to fail. I thanked him. I went on to break records and succeeded at that role and 3 other roles in the organization and received 3 raises in that one year. We were the best store in the region and highly competitive. The difference makers was me.

I love to win,
I fight to win,
I fight for my team to win,
I don’t stop until I win,
I enjoy the struggle,
I pop bubbles,
Even when I stumble,
I still go hard.

I wrote this to say, never give up on yourself. Trust the process, take risks, always count on yourself. I shake trees for money and growth in every single thing I do. You can too. So when they say it’s impossible, show them that it’s not.

So today, I walked into work and was welcome with a letter for a raise. My manager fought for my increase as I told him from when I got the promotion I am here to delivery a team culture and success. I will create a vision and watch his back and put him higher in other’s eyes knowing that, if he just steps aside, I will help us climb far ahead.

I got my promotion in March, and 6 months later, I turned our team’s culture as the best team in the company. Everyone wondered what was this magic sauce that was happening at the worse team in the company in those times. I help create a champion team, even with our flaws and deficiencies, I knew that with transparency, empowerment, wisdom, drive and confidence, we would overcome.

I talked it into existence as my post yesterday spoke about, but I also put in the work. #action

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I got promoted today at work. It’s a good feeling. I wasn’t there personally for the announcement but hey, I was active working at another company with the same title I just received. Life is so funny as times.

Have your ever being promoted at work? What’s the first time you thought after being promoted?

For me, as soon I am promoted, I am oh god, all eyes is going to be on to to hope I mess up. Promotions at any job for me is just weird, I know I was the guy good for the title, but never got it when I worked for it, it’s always after and no one else they wanted to promote came further, ha ha, Okay that could have been a joke and also could be true.

I do have to give it up to one manager in life that gave me the opportunity to be promoted 3 times in one year. He is going to be remember forever for taking a chance on me and let me do what I do well, which is take on the worse job in the workplace and blow it out the water in success.

I must admit, I do have an anxiety problem with climbing up the ranks in a company to a top position I want. It never works out well. I always tend to reach the position I wanted for a higher level at another company. Why is that though hmmm?