THEY ARE NOT YOUR FRIENDS: WATCH HOW YOU MAKE WORKPLACE BUDDIES

Four Person's High-fiving Each Others

“Don’t bring them too close.”


friendly workplace

At work, we all would like to think of ourselves as these very friendly people. But we must sit back and think to ourselves and realize we are all in competition as well. It’s good and all to be nice, but you have to understand that we may be going for the same position. That is tough because how can you be friendly with someone who is your nemesis at the same time. And I know I know, you probably saying, “Nemesis, that’s a bit harsh.” But you really are when you look at it. We all want to make a comfortable living, yet this friend of yours is standing in the way. So now you have to make a decision.

kept at arms length

I have been guilty of this type of behavior. I am known to be the guy who either don’t say much or the one who is the aloof good quiet guy. So people may look at this and take it a certain way. As for me, I don’t want to get to close to the people in competition. The reason being, you guys are friends up to a certain point in life. You are not besties that are going to raise your children together. And hell you might be, but it shouldn’t truly show itself. Keep yourselves at a certain arms length.

trouble comes and fingers point

when it’s all said and done, we all have bills to pay. No one wants to lose their job over workplace bullshit. So when drama starts, rest assured, the fingers will start to point. And no matter how good of friends you are with someone, they will rat you out. They are not losing their job when they have children, spouse, food, and a mortgage. They will dime you out, so make sure they are too close to know too much. This way anytime anything gets started around the office, you are never in the conversation. I have always been in conversation for work, never something that could get me fired. Be aware of those close to you.


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PUT YOUR HAND ON THE BUTTON: CAN YOU MAKE TOUGH DECISIONS WITH OTHERS CAREERS

Man in Gray Suit Playing Chess

“Can you make the decision?”


some people gotta go

We all have these dreams of being this boss of our own or even another company. But what happens when you are the one that has to make the decisions to let go of someone, or better yet many people? Then you have the feeling of do I really want to become the boss making the decisions. Because no one with any shred of humanity would think to get rid of someone, putting them in a position to sleep in the street. Yet, we all have jobs and that job may require you to perform that task. But what happens when the task is eliminating thousands of jobs? How do you go about making that decision?

nothing personal just business

Try not to take your job too serious. Because if you find yourself in that role, you have to look at the situation from it’s business and never personal. But that’s hard to assume because why did they choose this 1,000 people to lay off and not this bunch. Was there some sort of blind draw, or were there a group of people who were considered the under-performers? And hey, easy for the boss to say whatever, they have a job still.

your day may come

Never get too comfortable in your boss position firing people. Always have that empathy because you never know, you could be next on the chopping block. There are plenty of top bosses that lose their gig and are left with their hands in the hand not knowing what to do.


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KNOW WHO IS IN THE ROOM: HOW WORKPLACE ETIQUETTE AIDS IN YOUR SUCCESS

Two Persons Hand Shake

“Watch what you say or do.”


know the room

So many of us when we are working don’t understand the environment in which we work. We converse and interact without really knowing the people that are in our immediate surroundings. And this is becoming more and more evident the more time progress. In the years past, you knew who the boss was in the building. You knew the name of “Mr. Big,” sometimes they would call him. Now, Mr. Big could be in a sweater and jeans with sneakers and unshaven. You just have to be aware that this person could be in a bathroom stall next you, our at a vending machine. Places where so many improper conversations take place. You should and have to really mind your manners.

stop looking for the boss

Instead of trying to figure out who is the boss so you can learn to curb your persona, just be that person. Because of you are just putting on for the boss, then other people will see that and word will get around the office. People will talk and eventually the boss will see that you are not one of these genuine people you make yourself out to become. And that will hurt you more than if you were to just come outright and say what you’re about. Faking it will only make the boss like you less once they do meet you. And depending on the boss, they might actually approach you about your behavior.

learn from others mistakes

The people who used to be there and got the boot names will surface. And when they do, you will hear why they got fired. This should be enough to get you to change your ways if you are a similar person. The way these people are talked about, you would think they were individuals you knew personally. So be mindful of the people who used to be you and it didn’t work out for on the job.


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THERE REALLY IS AN I IN TEAM: HOW TO CONTRIBUTE TO A COMPANY AND STAND OUT

 

Group of People Raising Right Hand

“How to stand put in a crowd.”


the one on the team

When you are on a team and want to get a promotion for yourself, how do you stand out so that you can advance. Because when you are building and want to grow within and organization, you need to stand out. Yet how do you do such a thing with so many other people of the same mind-frame as you? Everyone, from the moment they walk into the office space, has this one thing in mind and that is climbing that ladder to the top. How is this going to pan out for you if you feel you are the one of many to make it happen?

know everyone

As you are making the rounds and knowing everyone in sight, you are going to need some type of ally. And the reason being is because you want your name to make the rounds of people that will be getting to know who you are in the office. They will speak highly of you which will then in turn aid in you being the chosen one for the promotions as time goes on. And what’s also going to happen is people will not hold as much animosity for the role being given to you. You will then also be the guy people want to impress for their chance to rise up.

stay behind

Working late nights really makes you stand out in the crowd. You show up early and leave later then everyone else. But make sure you’re doing something that requires your time and not the impression you are doing something. You don’t want to fake the part, but be the part. It’s so easy to get caught up in the idea of being what you want instead of actually doing the work. And when you are getting work done, it makes it easier to promote you forward. Once again, you need allies as much as possible for when you get in that role you have people with the least amount of resistance.

compliment don’t hate

How to kiss ass and not appear desperate. Man wouldn’t that be a great book to be written because it’s what it is. You have to be willing to compliment the work of others as much as possible. Let your work stand on its own and talk great about others. Trust and believe there will be people who reciprocate. And worst comes to worst, the people who you compliment might walk away with the promotion. But they will be told how you aided in your complementation. So guess who’s name is in the strong race for the next step up. Now is this a guarantee, no, nothing is, but you are and will be remembered moving forward.


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WORKING SMART NOT HARD: WHAT TO DO NOT HOW LONG YOU WORK ON IT

Grayscale Photography of Man Stretching on Chair in Front Computer Monitor

“Doesn’t take all day to get the job done.”


pulling long hours

You might think that working for hours on hours will be the best way to ensure you become successful in your career. But the reality is that working smarter doesn’t always mean the one who works more time. Because you have to think about what your time is spent doing. For me, my long hours are not continuous work. My long hours is me trying to come up wit ideas for writing and also putting together my various projects I will be working on throughout this year. So that is the long hours that I spend in the computer lab. All the while I am working my day job in pursuit of my dreams in life.

keeping an open sound mind

My mind is open, so open that when I am writing I have to be careful that it does not wonder too much. Since I am creative writing, I like to get into these scenarios when I am writing, and tend to go off and lose my time. There have been times I have been locked into a scenario for hours and didn’t realize the time lost until the sun was going down. So this may be a case of working smart because I am into the scenario. But at the same time, if nothing is written then you can realistically say that time was lost and that wasn’t smart at all. It’s why I try to manage my time by keeping my mind focus.

what’s the task

You may be sitting down working on trying to complete your task. But you have to think to yourself what it is you’re exactly putting all this time and effort into to make better. The task that you are working on has to be worth the energy otherwise it’s considered lost productivity. And when the productive time is lost, it was a waste to even sit down in the first place. So know that the there is a sound problem that is worth you tackling before continuing forward.


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WE CAN DO IT: WHY YOUNG GIRLS AREN’T PUSHED LIKE THE BOYS

People Sitting Beside Brown Wooden Desk Near Flat Screen Tv

“Encourage them young.”


when they’re young

For some reason, we don’t push girls in school like we do the boys. And for that reason, I think that boys are way more prepared than girls are when it comes to entering life. That doesn’t mean that girls are not capable, but we don’t push them out there like boys. We encourage them to lay in the cut and take orders rather than make decisions. They are told to be lady like and remain quiet. This can stunt a person’s growth considering you have to be willing to stand out and stand up in order to be heard. And if you don’t, what is that saying again, “A closed mouth don’t get fed.”

we cripple them

“Oh come on, you should be doing something less difficult.” I have heard these words told to girls growing up. “You’re so pretty, get yourself a rich man and let him take care of you.” We don’t tell young boys this same thing because we want and expect our young boys to stand out and be great. So there is no leaning in for boys because it’s what you’re supposed to do your whole life. As for the girls, you should be more silent and docile. And that will get you nowhere in life. We act as if girls are fragile little creatures who can’t fend for themselves. And when they try and fail we say, “I told you so.” “Stop trying to be like the boys.” But failure is the only way to become successful in life.

biology is not society

Men are the greater physically and that means when dealing with us women have had to be thinkers as a creature. Which means women are in better alignment to learn when placed in academia than we are as guys. But when a young girl is told at a young age or not encouraged she now as to catch up to the opposite gender that she was born to be ahead of initially. So society has norms that cripples the mind of a biological creature that has been given the awareness to exist at times better. I am not saying women are better, we just have our skill sets. And when it comes to thinking out of a situation, women have to in nature. It’s not that much of a jump in school and in career.


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YOU DESERVE IT PROVE IT: NOTHING IN A CAREER IS GIVEN

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wanting more of a career

I deserve to be in a certain position, but are you willing to do what it takes to put yourself in that place of success. So many people want to be in this place they call success, but they come at night and sit in front of the television. And nowhere is it more evident than in the generation we see now. And a lot of it has to do with this view of our social media accounts where everything is right there in in front of us. We can see it and it’s close enough to touch. But then, when it comes to work, you say, put in the 10 – 15 years, and people look at you like what did you say. But that’s the time you must be wiling to put into your career.

post, like, follow

I recently checked my Instagram and saw that I had likes pertaining to some of my posts. Then I realized that I am in pursuit of a career in writing and photography wondering why nothing is happening. It’s because getting better at these crafts take a lot of time and a continuation of learning. but the posting of photos on Instagram and waiting for the likes can really hold you back. Because you might post something and say, man that was good. How come more people didn’t jump on to the wave. Well, you need to build a lot more and longer. But also, create outside the social landscape with people to expand your name. That is what a career is about, going beyond just the title of your duty and seeking validation from a group of outsiders that know nothing you do.

nothing is given

You want something in this world, you go get it. This idea that somehow, you’re going to get it because you feel entitled to it is not real. Understand that no one “deserves” anything worth having in life. That is something you must be willing to put time and effort into. You feel you deserve go prove yourself.


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