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Today, I decided to share my learnings, forging my career path for the last 8 years.
This valuable insight will be super helpful going forward. This is my Lean into Learning article and I hope it helps.


๐Ÿ”ถ Continuous Learning and Skill Development:

Invest in your professional growth by staying updated with industry trends, taking courses, and acquiring new skills. Surfing the internet randomly and picking up random knowledge and inspiration from valuable content.


๐Ÿ’กโ€œEven the littlest of progress will sum upโ€. The only difference is Time.


๐Ÿ”ถ Goal Setting and Planning:

When I started as a software engineer, I knew I wanted more. I knew I love to help people get started and bring people together. The big question was how this connects with my technical background and present role. 

I did research and discovered this span across developer relations, project management, community management et al.

๐Ÿ’กโ€œDiscover yourself and have the grit to get it done.โ€ Chase itโ€!


I set clear, achievable career goals. Created a roadmap that outlines the steps needed to reach these goals. I regularly review and adjust my plans as necessary. This structured approach keeps me focused and motivated. 


๐Ÿ”ถ Networking and Building Quality Relationships:

Building a meaningful relationship opens doors to unimaginable achievement, fast growth and access to quality information. It is a Jewel to behold! Cherish it!


Cultivate a strong professional network, attend industry events, engage on platforms like LinkedIn, and connect with like minds. Networking can open doors to new opportunities, collaborations, and valuable insights.


๐Ÿ’กโ€œYour Network is equivalent to your Networkโ€ Own it.


๐Ÿ”ถ Effective Communication and Soft Skills:

Develop strong communication skills, both written and verbal, as well as essential soft skills like teamwork, adaptability, and problem-solving. These skills are often as important as technical expertise in your career.

๐Ÿ’กโ€œThe more you write and speak, the better it becomes. Donโ€™t joke!โ€


๐Ÿ”ถ Resilience and Adaptability

Embrace change, adaptability and consistency. It's an evolving world, and challenges arise.

It wonโ€™t always get all rosy, you have to learn to adapt to different situations and avoid being weighed down by failures.


๐Ÿ’กโ€œEven the Master has failed several times than the Beginner has ever triedโ€ Own it!


๐Ÿ”ถ Consistency

Incorporate consistency in your Actions and be Accountable for them.

Your consistent efforts will compound over time, leading to significant career growth.

Consistency not only helps you make steady progress but also builds your reputation as a reliable and dedicated professional.


Come rain Come Shine, set a goal with a habit of consistency and a grit for delivery.

๐Ÿ’กโ€œDone is better than Perfectโ€ Donโ€™t play.

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Oct 25, 2023

Great set of tips @Slick S_ Akinrolie!  Thank you for sharing!

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Hi @Slick S_ Akinrolie ,

Thank you very much for great share. These are so valuable and truly very inspiring.! 


BR, Prashant. 

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This was a great share! I love the Own It!

This took me a long time to learn:  "Choice is an option in everything".  I get to choose how I show up every day. I get to choose my words because words matter. I like to say "I get to go to work today". It changes how I approach the day. I get to choose how I respond. Even when I don't like what is being asked when other options, and know this is how it is to be done, I have a choice to make: either to move forward with the ask or move on. 

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Nov 18, 2023 • edited Nov 20, 2023

I love the reminder that ""even the littlest of progress will sum up."" Time truly makes a difference. And discovering your passion and having the grit to chase it? Absolutely essential advice! Your emphasis on building quality relationships and the mantra ""Your Network is equivalent to your Network"" is a gem. Cherishing those connections is indeed a key to unimaginable achievements.Lastly, embracing change, resilience, and adaptability are crucial in this evolving world. Challenges will come, but as you said, we need to learn to adapt and not be weighed down by failures. Thanks for sharing these nuggets of wisdom! By the way, have you checked out the 10 best paralegal programs by state? It might be an interesting addition to your already impressive journey!


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