Life is not truthful, particularly within the workplace. In edge: Turning affliction into advantage, Laura Huang offers a new strategy for unique value in the face of obstacles. “It’s hard to beat a person who never gives up”. Yes, it’s true – Persistence always wins!
There is a very famous story of WALT DISNEY who dreamed of becoming a popular cartoonist, but he was failed in his first attempt for testing his skills and he was fired from Kansas City Star for lack of imagination & creativity.
Then he left the Kansas City Star to attain an animation study called Laugh-O-Gram, which he drove directly into insolvency. Finally, he moved to Hollywood and opened Disney, which led to his ultimate win of 22 academy awards.
Walt Disney said it best himself; “All the affliction I’ve had in my life, all my troubles and obstacles, have enhanced me. You may not realize it when it happens, but a kick in the teeth may be the best thing in the world for you.
All the things that hard works needed are money, time and connection. Few myths of diligence proof this statement for example: “If wealth was the irresistible result of hard work and enterprise,
every woman in Africa would be a millionaire.” But there is a story of Adenike Ogunlesi who is the founder of LELA has a very inspirational story. She is that the founding father of Ruff ‘N’ Tumble, a children’s vesture line in Nigeria.
From a small look together with her and her mother as the main staff, Adenike turned Ruff ‘N’ Tumble into an instantly marked brand. she has built a reputation for being one of the best manufacturers of children’s clothing in Nigeria.
1. OWN YOUR CONSTRAINTS & ENCOURAGE OTHERS TO SEE PAST THEM
Constraints will look like the last item you’d need for an artless project, however they are actually useful when it comes to doing good work. we love trying things that seem unreasonable at Buffer, but we especially love example of how unreasonable approaches can produce great result.
Instead of freaking out regarding these constraints, embrace them. allow them to guide you.
2. FOCUS ON WAYS TO DELIGHT OTHER
Waris dirie have a real inspiration story. she lived a unsettled life in the deserts of African nation and at a very young age of six suffered the horrific genital mutilation. This did not stop her, instead, she grew to become a very successful model and writer in NY and has now devoted her life to fighting this archaic ritual.
I have friends and acquaintances who come from privileged backgrounds, however they usually complain regarding this or that state of affairs. I invariably tell them to stop trying to looking for excuses but rather seek for ways of improving it.
3. GUIDE HOW OTHER PERCEIVE YOUR WORK & WORTH
You might have the best employees in the world, make your contribution with them noticed and speak positively. Share wins openly, and sharing credit with co-workers and team members. Tell success stories and celebrate accomplishments. Just find a name for being memorable, create your personal brand and work hard to make that name become known name.