‘Once you say you’re going to settle for second, that’s what happens to you in life.’ That’s what Mr. John F. Kennedy once said and I believe he’s completely right. It definitely applies to your work life, too. If you say, or even so much as seem to be ok with less than you actually want, that’s all you’re going to get. So how do you get what you want, without driving everyone away from you? Assertiveness is the answer.
Life can sometimes make you feel like you’re completely stuck. You have a stressful job you don’t like, but if you quit, you won’t be able to pay your rent. As long as you have the job, you won’t have time to take a step back and think about what you really want, so you stick to the job that doesn’t make you happy. You forget one thing though: there are always other options.
Some people were lucky enough to learn multiple languages through their parents. Others just seem to have an extra spot in their brain which allows them to understand a new language just by surrounding themselves with it for a few days. I’m not one of those people and since I discover how much I love travelling, I regret I never paid more attention to my language classes at high school. However, my motto is to never ever stop learning, so here are 5 ways to improve your language skills that are still helping me massively.
‘I can’t do it now, the timing is totally wrong!’ How many times I have heard – and thought! – that one sentence. It never seems to be the right moment to take bold actions. This is definitely true when it comes to giving up your full-time job to start freelancing, when you want to move abroad, when you want to let go of a client who drives you insane. It’s simply easier to complain but stay right where you are nonetheless, than to dive into the unknown. Changes are dangerous and that’s why, by nature, we tend not to like them.