This past year has taught us a lot about ourselves. Some of us have been on our journey with Loan Vision since the beginning and some of us have just started. No matter what has come out way, one thing we can all agree on is that we have become closer as a team. We’ve also learned a few things along the way that helped us grow as both people and employees.
1. Don’t limit yourself.
Too many times, people see a difficult goal as the peak of their journey and not merely a checkpoint. This year really taught us that every goal we hit is just one step in our adventure. Many of us in the office were taking leaps and bounds once we let go of the worries we had and pushed forward. The moment you stop trying to go further or climb higher, you’ve limited yourself and you are no longer an asset to your company, your team, and yourself.
2. Have Fun!
While you’re constantly growing in your career, you should always leave time for a little fun. During work hours, work comes first, without a doubt. However, that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t have enjoyment during that time. Am I saying disappear to Disneyland for the day? (See evidence) Not necessarily. However, having a joke or two with your coworkers helps keep a positive environment and boost morale. But don’t just take my word for it; check out these 8 ways laughing creates a better workspace: https://ccbtechnology.com/go-ahead-and-laugh-8-ways-humor-creates-a-better-workplace/
3. Support others when you can.
You and your coworkers are a team. Regardless of if you are in separate departments, you cannot succeed if one of you fails. For that reason, you should look to support each other wherever you can. Whether it’s a second pair of eyes looking at a problem, proofreading an email or even stuffing envelopes on your lunch break, helping each other succeed will help your company succeed.
4. Lean on each other when you need it.
Support goes the opposite way, as well. When someone is drowning in water, the chance that they’ll take the “I can do it myself” approach is very slim, so why would you do it at work? While your coworkers may not be able to help take the brunt of your workload, it’s okay to ask for the occasion handup. Just as above, a fresh pair of eyes may see a problem and a free set of hands may be able to help.
5. Everybody makes mistakes, so relax!
Everything won’t always be perfect, but that’s what practice is for! If you aren’t getting something on the first go around, do it again. However, stressing that you won’t ever get it is not going to help. Step away and take a breather. You most likely aren’t performing emergency surgery (if you are, I think you’re on the wrong blog), so a five-minute break will help you more than it will hurt.
Now that we are older and wiser, we’re excited to see where 2020 takes us. We hope to see you on the road.