10.30 AM: Reorganising the network drives in a more logical manner. It’s important to be honest and realistic about expectations and reality. No matter what company you work for, what stage of your career you’re at, be prepared to roll up your sleeves and be a team player. Our expectations are built on the career highlights of those that came before us. Before going out to negotiate your first deal or evaluating an opportunity, you need to earn your seat at the table.
Here is the greatest opportunity for all graduates: Solve the problems that everyone is too busy to put energy into but live with on a daily basis. Put your hand up to do the work that isn’t “sexy” that no one else wants to do but needs to get done. Look for every opportunity to fulfil the gaps to potential and don’t settle for “good enough”. At this early stage in our career it’s not just about what we impact deliver, but also, if not more importantly, how we deliver it. I don’t promise much, but I am willing to promise if you do that there will be no shortage of exciting opportunities heading your way.
12.00 PM: Time to hit gym. I teach group fitness (any Bodypump fans out there?) at the gym in the next building a few times a week and half the class is filled by my colleagues too. There is nothing more energising than being in a room full of people who are dedicating all their time and energy to becoming the best versions of themselves. I take that energy and feel good vibes back into the office and run on endorphins for the rest of the day.