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Lessons Learned After 35 Years in Business

April 20, 2022

Filed under: uncategorized — Terry Wohlers @ 14:10

The following is some of what I learned over my years in business. It is not comprehensive, so perhaps I will do “Part 2” at some point in the future. In the meantime, I hope you find the following useful.

Treat everyone with respect. You may not agree with someone’s views, but that is not an excuse to be disrespectful. Be kind to others and remember the Golden Rule: Do unto others as you would have them do unto you. Luke 6.31

Give credit where credit is due. It is sometimes easy to take credit for someone else’s work. Almost without exception, recognizing someone’s work results in a win-win for them and you.

Be honest with everything you do. I cannot say more than this.

Improve communication skills. Most professionals communicate regularly. Constantly hone your writing, speaking, and listening skills. You and your organization will be judged on how well you come across.

Don’t be wasteful. More than ever, we need to recycle and reduce our trash and carbon footprint. I believe most of us want to leave a healthy and happy planet to our kids and their children.

Consider the upside. It is sometimes easy to be negative. Looking at the upside to an otherwise unpleasant situation is admired by others and can be contagious.

Exercise daily if you can. A good workout can help the mind as much as the body.

See the world. Meeting people in other places can be inspiring. Also, it gives you a better appreciation of others and their ways of life. It can result in an improved perspective and outlook.

I hope these eight lessons help. I do my very best to apply them every day and hope you will too.