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2013PETS阅读:没明白的20件事IV
Pick an Idol & Act “As If” – You may not know what to do, but your professional idol does. I often coach my employees to pick the businessperson they most admire, and act “as if.” If you were (fill in the blank) how would he or she carry themselves, make decisions, organize his/her day, accomplish goals? You’ve got to fake it until you make it, so it’s better to fake it as the most accomplished person you could imagine.
挑选一个偶像,并用心模仿——你或许不知道应该怎么做,但你的职业偶像知道。我经常教导我的员工去挑选一位他们钦佩的商业人士,并模仿他或她行事。如果你是某某人(请任意填空),那你就想象一下他或她将如何做事,如何决策,如何安排一天的工作,并最终实现目标。你需要假装自己就是你的偶像,直至你真正实现你的梦想。所以,你最好挑选一位你能够想象的最有成就的人,然后假装自己是他/她。

Read More Books, Less Tweets/Texts – Your generation consumes information in headlines and 140 characters: all breadth and no depth. Creativity, thoughtfulness and thinking skills are freed when you’re forced to read a full book cover to cover. All the keys to your future success, lay in the past experience of others. Make sure to read a book a month (fiction or non-fiction) and your career will blossom.
多读书,少发微博/短信——你们这一代人通过报纸头条和140个字符获取信息,这些信息源无所不包,但缺乏深度。当你不得不一页不漏地读完一本书的时候,你的创造力、思想深度和思维能力都将被释放出来。你未来成功的关键在于,你是否汲取了其他人过往的经验。每个月务必读一本书(小说或非小说),你就将拥有一个无比灿烂的职业生涯。

Spend 25% Less Than You Make– When your material needs meet or exceed your income, you’re sabotaging your ability to really make it big. Don’t shackle yourself with golden handcuffs (a fancy car or an expensive apartment). Be willing and able to take 20% less in the short term, if it could mean 200% more earning potential. You’re nothing more than penny wise and pound-foolish if you pass up an amazing new career opportunity to keep an extra little bit of income. No matter how much money you make, spend 25% less to support your life. It’s a guaranteed formula to be less stressed and to always have the flexibility to pursue your dreams.

花的比挣的少25%——当你的物质需求达到或超过你的收入时,你实际上是在破坏你真正实现成功的能力。不要给自己套上一副金手铐(购买一辆豪车或一套昂贵的公寓)。在短期内愿意并且能够减少20%的花费,有可能让你未来的收入增加200%。如果你为了保持额外多那么一点点的收入而错过了一个极好的工作机会,那么你就跟那些“捡了芝麻,丢了西瓜”的人没有多大区别。无论你现在挣多少钱,请减少25%的开销。这样做的话,你的压力将大大减少,而且会始终具备追寻梦想的灵活性。

Your Reputation is Priceless, Don’t Damage It – Over time, your reputation is the most valuable currency you have in business. It’s the invisible key that either opens or closes doors of professional opportunity. Especially in an age where everything is forever recorded and accessible, your reputation has to be guarded like the most sacred treasure. It’s the one item that, once lost, you can never get back.
你的名声是无价的,不要损坏它——久而久之,你的声誉将是你在职场上最有价值的通行证。它是一把无形的钥匙,会打开或关闭职业机会的大门。尤其是在这样一个一切信息都被永远地记录下来,任何人都可获取各种信息的时代,你的声誉犹如最神圣的宝藏,你必须全力捍卫。你一旦失去它,就永远无法找回。

Time is Not a Limitless Commodity – I so rarely find young professionals that have a heightened sense of urgency to get to the next level. In our 20s we think we have all the time in the world to A) figure it out and B) get what we want. Time is the only treasure we start off with in abundance, and can never get back. Make the most of the opportunities you have today, because there will be a time when you have no more of it.
时间不是一件无限供给的商品——我很少发现年轻的专业人士具有那种要达到下一个高度而产生的高度紧迫感。当我们20多岁的时候,我们一天到晚都想A)搞清楚某件事情,B)获得我们想要的结果。刚迈入职场之际,时间是我们拥有的唯一一笔充裕,但永远也不会失而复得的财富。最大限度地利用你今天拥有的机会,因为时间并不是一件你可以用之不尽的商品。