The Hearthstone



Being Professional

We millennials are not good at being professional. I have seen my colleagues, from the same age group and hierarchy, wear sport shoes to the team meetings on a Monday! No, the dress code didn’t allow it.

It’s seems as if people above us have probably given up on us. Nonetheless, there are seniors and managers who secretly expect some professionalism from us and appreciate and favor those who do take care of the same. It can help improve others’ opinion about you albeit being minute in terms of the effort needed to execute.

  1. Be Punctual
    I read this line written on a 3-wheeler auto-rickshaw driver’s seat:
    “Please don’t ask me to drive faster. It’s you who’s late, not me!”
    Yes, I know you are running late almost every morning and that the traffic is something out of all our control. But it’s easier if you shift your mental reporting time by 15 minutes – gives you buffer time to settle in and will definitely help you someday to step in that very important meeting with a senior leader when your boss gets stuck in office. Believe me, this helped me get a project which contributed to my double-promotion. Moreover, you shouldn’t restrict this punctuality for work only – this also means you eat on time and take appropriate breaks to freshen yourself up.
  2. Keep yourself updated

The Tipsy Parakeet!

First things first, why the pseudonym (aka pen name)?!

A few of my friends were questioning my decision of not using my own name. After all, one’s online presence adds to the character of the person and the popularity of the blog. Well, that’s exactly my problem.
I don’t want my thoughts to be categorized by who I am nor do I want myself to be defined by what I write here.

I won’t start off here with a list of pros and cons of using a pen name – there is plenty of that online. But I would surely like to say this – thoughts shouldn’t be biased. Everyone today is being judged for their every decision and choice. I can do with a bit less of the same, like you all.

It’s like taking the opinion on how much high heels hurt from a guy (who is paying for the expensive pair) or a girl (who secretly hates the feet’s soreness at nights) or that girl’s mother (who is worried about her posture at a later stage in life); the moment you know who its coming from, you assume a bias and start picking sides/counter arguments based on origin of thought rather than the logic and underlying thought.

Let’s live and let live.

||Mind is a happy place, especially if you are asleep – TTP||