This is my very own blog! I would like to thank you for taking time out for reading my blogs. I will sharing with you here, my ideas, thoughts and some important reads that will assist you in your life.
A little bit about me, well I have spent 10 years of my professional life working in different industries from an engineering company, to a bank, to an audit firm. I have worked in different and difficult groups as a sub-ordinate and as a team leader, for many disgruntled bosses. The experience itself was tough, not that easy, painfully excruciating. But then again, I realized experience itself was not what I had needed to gain a better jump or to get an improvement, or an escape out from my misery. The only solution I had picked was pursuing higher education. So that’s how I got through, never knew at a 20 year old, that I would be ending up with a PhD (solely grateful for getting through such another painful experience). I never knew I would be a better suit for the likes of teaching, as teaching is the only profession I found, where I can constantly improve, learn and develop myself, learn a new skill, gain experience by managing people in large groups in different settings. Teaching is definitely a worthwhile experience, an experience I could not have gotten working in a bank, an engineering company nor in an audit firm. My self-esteem was badly tarnished, my skills and current designations were undermined by my superiors while working in the industry, and in order for me to climb up the ladder of that so-called success which people used to proclaim, was through only sucking-up-to-my-boss. I did my best, I realized, this was not for me at all. I am a social animal, I like to communicate with people, I have a hunger for learning, therefore, this teaching profession betroths me with books, I want to learn how to manage humans, so therefore I have a class of 40 or more students, I make sure, I do my level best to ensure, they leave my classes not with an empty head.
I like meeting people, people are interesting, talking to them, getting feedback from them, over certain topics is very educating, also, we get to know them how they are, how they think, behave, inference, their body language. This is probably the reason why I wonder, why I am able to remember all my 200+ students’ names.
I believe that in order to achieve success, to have a good social life, to enable a sense of learning, one must always be humble as well as aggressive, defensive and yet protective, skilled and always improving and always be self-aware of yourself to the general masses.
I would like to share something from an article:
Executive coach Marshall Goldsmith goes so far as to say that what other people think of you matters even more than how you see yourself. In his book “What Got You Here Won’t Get You There,” Goldsmith writes:
“If we can stop, listen, and think about what others are seeing in us, we have a great opportunity. We can compare the self that we want to be with the self that we are presenting to the rest of the world. We can then begin to make the real changes that are needed to close the gap between our stated values and our actual behavior.”