Hey babes – you should always always be learning and evolving into a better version of yourself every. single. day. So that’s why on this little blog I am going to be interviewing people who can share wise words about their successes, failures, or what makes them just feel confident day in and day out.
My very first interview is with a business professional who works at PwC. Never heard of PwC? Well that’s okay, that’s why I’m here to break it down. PwC is a professional services firm and their employees help other businesses become better businesses through a whole host of different services. See? Even they think it’s a good idea to be your best business or your best self at all times.
For this interview, what I really wanted to find out from this PwC profesh was:
#1.) What has been the most important lesson that you’ve learned from your career?
#2.) What has been the most impactful professional development experience you have had?
I can talk for hours about both questions, because I have had a very unique experience regarding development and lessons learned from others. But, I’ll try to sum up my thoughts and keep them succinct for here.
1) Follow the golden rule. Treat others as real, living, breathing, feeling human beings and you will benefit from their positive responses. But, it must be genuine. Try to help others and expect nothing back. Dealing with a jerk? Maybe there’s a reason why they are being jerky… try to understand the person and connect with them. All business has one element in common: people. Once you get the people on your side, the rest is easy.
2) I have a mentor, and I would recommend everyone to get one (or multiple). He has different perspectives of things than I do and it helps me keep an open mind with how I perceive the world. I owe a lot of my current success to him and what he has helped me achieve, whether he knows it or not. From my relationship with him, he has helped me grow intellectually, culturally, emotionally, physically, which ultimately affected my professional life in a very positive way.
In general, I feel I’ve been extremely lucky with whom I’ve met and interacted with over the years. Relationships with others are one of the most important things to create and maintain. Without the help from others, you will never achieve great success. To tie in the first point, treat others genuinely well and they will do the same to you.
These are some really wise words. Thank you so much to our PwC professional for his time and thoughts so that we can all learn a little more from each other. Now take what you’ve learned and be fabulous!