20대는 깨닫지 못하는 20가지의 것들
1. 시간은 영원한 것이 아니다.
Time is Not a Limitless Commodity – I so rarely find young professionals that have a heightened sense of urgency to get to the next level. In our 20s we think we have all the time in the world to A) figure it out and B) get what we want. Time is the only treasure we start off with in abundance, and can never get back. Make the most of the opportunities you have today, because there will be a time when you have no more of it.
2. 당신은 재능이 있으나 사실 그 재능은 과대평가 되었다.
You’re Talented, But Talent is Overrated - Congratulations, you may be the most capable, creative, knowledgeable & multi-tasking generation yet. As my father says, “I’ll Give You a Sh-t Medal.” Unrefined raw materials (no matter how valuable) are simply wasted potential. There’s no prize for talent, just results. Even the most seemingly gifted folks methodically and painfully worked their way to success. (Tip: read “Talent is Overrated”)
3. 우리 인간은 아침에 더 생산적이다.
We’re More Productive in the Morning – During my first 2 years at Docstoc (while I was still in my 20’s) I prided myself on staying at the office until 3am on a regular basis. I thought I got so much work done in those hours long after everyone else was gone. But in retrospect I got more menial, task-based items done, not the more complicated strategic planning, phone calls or meetings that needed to happen during business hours. Now I stress an office-wide early start time because I know, for the most part, we’re more productive as a team in those early hours of the day.
4. 소셜미디어는 직업이 아니다. (Facebook과 같은 소셜미디어는 5년 이후에 어떻게 될지 아무도 모른다,
그러니깐 너의 인생을 걸지 말라)
Social Media is Not a Career – These job titles won’t exist in 5 years. Social media is simply a function of marketing; it helps support branding, ROI or both. Social media is a means to get more awareness, more users or more revenue. It’s not an end in itself. I’d strongly caution against pegging your career trajectory solely to a social media job title.
5. 사업은 전화나 사람과 사람 사이에 이루어진다. 그러므로 컴퓨터 뒤에 숨지 말고 전화를 받아라.
Pick Up the Phone – Stop hiding behind your computer. Business gets done on the phone and in person. It should be your first instinct, not last, to talk to a real person and source business opportunities. And when the Internet goes down… stop looking so befuddled and don’t ask to go home. Don’t be a pansy, pick up the phone.
6. 모든 일을 할 때에는 그 일을 시작하는 첫 번째 사람이 되고 그 일을 마무리하는 마지막 사람이 되라.
Be the First In & Last to Leave – I give this advice to everyone starting a new job or still in the formative stages of their professional career. You have more ground to make up than everyone else around you, and you do have something to prove. There’s only one sure-fire way to get ahead, and that’s to work harder than all of your peers.
7. 다른 사람이 너에게 무엇을 시키기 기다리지 마라
("아무도 저보고 이거 하라고 하지 않았는데.."는 경쟁사회에서는 통하지 않는다)
Don’t Wait to Be Told What to Do – You can’t have a sense of entitlement without a sense of responsibility. You’ll never get ahead by waiting for someone to tell you what to do. Saying “nobody asked me to do this” is a guaranteed recipe for failure. Err on the side of doing too much, not too little. (Watch: Millennial in the Workplace Training Video)
8. 당신의 실수에 대해서 책임을 져라.
Take Responsibility for Your Mistakes – You should be making lots of mistakes when you’re early on in your career. But you shouldn’t be defensive about errors in judgment or execution. Stop trying to justify your F-ups. You’re only going to grow by embracing the lessons learned from your mistakes, and committing to learn from those experiences.
9. 성공하려면 매일 너 자신을 채찍질 하라 그리고 너의 한계를 뛰어넘어라.
You Should Be Getting Your Butt Kicked –Meryl Streep in “The Devil Wears Prada” would be the most valuable boss you could possibly have. This is the most impressionable, malleable and formative stage of your professional career. Working for someone that demands excellence and pushes your limits every day will build the most solid foundation for your ongoing professional success.
10. 직장에서 의미 있는 기술을 습득하려면 적어도 2-3년은 걸린다.
그러므로 1년동안 일하고 직장을 바꾸는 건 바람직하지 못하다.
A New Job a Year Isn’t a Good Thing – 1-year stints don’t tell me that you’re so talented that you keep outgrowing your company. It tells me that you don’t have the discipline to see your own learning curve through to completion. It takes about 2-3 years to master any new critical skill, give yourself at least that much time before you jump ship. Otherwise your resume reads as a series of red flags on why not to be hired.
11. 회사에서 제공하는 비금전적 혜택 (자유로운 근무시간, 무료급식, 마사지, 게임 룸) 보다는 사실 그 회사 안에서 만나는 경험자에게 더 얻을 것이 많다.
People Matter More Than Perks – It’s so trendy to pick the company that offers the most flex time, unlimited meals, company massages, game rooms and team outings. Those should all matter, but not as much as the character of your founders and managers. Great leaders will mentor you and will be a loyal source of employment long after you’ve left. Make a conscious bet on the folks you’re going to work for and your commitment to them will pay off much more than those fluffy perks.
12. 당신은 당신이 하기 싫어하는 것을 해야 될 때가 올 것이다. 그 때마다 그 상황보다는 멀리 당신의 성공을 생각하면서 현재의 책임을 다해라.
Map Effort to Your Professional Gain – You’re going to be asked to do things you don’t like to do. Keep your eye on the prize. Connect what you’re doing today, with where you want to be tomorrow. That should be all the incentive you need. If you can’t map your future success to your current responsibilities, then it’s time to find a new opportunity.
13. 직장 내에서 불만이 있으면 동료나 인터넷에서 가십하지 말고 당당히 맞서라. 그리고 무엇이 개선되어야 하는지 대화하라.
Speak Up, Not Out – We’re raising a generation of sh-t talkers. In your workplace this is a cancer. If you have issues with management, culture or your role & responsibilities, SPEAK UP. Don’t take those complaints and trash-talk the company or co-workers on lunch breaks and anonymous chat boards. If you can effectively communicate what needs to be improved, you have the ability to shape your surroundings and professional destiny.
14. 당신의 Resume에 "MS오피스 능숙"이라고 쓰는 것은 이제 더 이상 경쟁력이 없다. 대신 일반인들이 흔하게 접하거나 할 수 없는 기술들을 익혀라.
You HAVE to Build Your Technical Chops – Adding “Proficient in Microsoft Office” at the bottom of your resume under Skills, is not going to cut it anymore. I immediately give preference to candidates who are ninjas in: Photoshop, HTML/CSS, iOS, WordPress, Adwords, MySQL, Balsamiq, advanced Excel, Final Cut Pro – regardless of their job position. If you plan to stay gainfully employed, you better complement that humanities degree with some applicable technical chops.
15. 될 수 있으면 당신의 시간을 많은 사람들과 Networking(인적 네트워크) 하는데 쓰는 것은 당신에게 큰 자산이 될 것이다.
Both the Size and Quality of Your Network Matter – It’s who you know more than what you know, that gets you ahead in business. Knowing a small group of folks very well, or a huge smattering of contacts superficially, just won’t cut it. Meet and stay connected to lots of folks, and invest your time developing as many of those relationships as possible. (TIP: Here is my Networking Advice)
16. 인생에서 성공하는 한가지는 당신이 갈망하는 그 분야의 전문가를 최소한 3명이상 아는것이다. 그들과 친해지고 조언을 구해라.
You Need At Least 3 Professional Mentors – The most guaranteed path to success is to emulate those who’ve achieved what you seek. You should always have at least 3 people you call mentors who are where you want to be. Their free guidance and counsel will be the most priceless gift you can receive. (TIP : “The Secret to Finding and Keeping Mentors”)
17. 당신의 우상을 한 명 고르고 그 사람처럼 행동해봐라. 그리고 이 상황에선 그 사람이라면 어떻게 대응 할까라는 물음을 던져보자.
Pick an Idol & Act “As If” – You may not know what to do, but your professional idol does. I often coach my employees to pick the businessperson they most admire, and act “as if.” If you were (fill in the blank) how would he or she carrys themselves, make decisions, organize his/her day, accomplish goals? You’ve got to fake it until you make it, so it’s better to fake it as the most accomplished person you could imagine. (Shout out to Tony Robbins for the tip)
18. 페이스북, 트위터, 혹은 문자메세지 하는 그 시간을 책 읽는데 써라.
Read More Books, Less Tweets/Texts – Your generation consumes information in headlines and 140 characters: all breadth and no depth. Creativity, thoughtfulness and thinking skills are freed when you’re forced to read a full book cover to cover. All the keys to your future success, lay in the past experience of others. Make sure to read a book a month (fiction or non-fiction) and your career will blossom.
19. 당신의 꿈을 이루기 위해선 당신이 버는 월급/연봉 보다 25% 적게 써라.
Spend 25% Less Than You Make – When your material needs meet or exceed your income, you’re sabotaging your ability to really make it big. Don’t shackle yourself with golden handcuffs (a fancy car or an expensive apartment). Be willing and able to take 20% less in the short term, if it could mean 200% more earning potential. You’re nothing more than penny wise and pound-foolish if you pass up an amazing new career opportunity to keep an extra little bit of income. No matter how much money you make, spend 25% less to support your life. It’s a guaranteed formula to be less stressed and to always have the flexibility to pursue your dreams.
20. 당신의 평판은 매우 중요하다, 특히 일 관계에서는 그 중요한 평판을 더럽히지 마라.
Your Reputation is Priceless, Don’t Damage It – Over time, your reputation is the most valuable currency you have in business. It’s the invisible key that either opens or closes doors of professional opportunity. Especially in an age where everything is forever recorded and accessible, your reputation has to be guarded like the most sacred treasure. It’s the one item that once lost, you can never get back.
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