【S】Starting from the Bottom

As mentioned in my recent post, one of my goals this year is to be more purposeful with my time and life outside of work, and spend more time to learn, read, and write about the topics I’m interested in. Recently, I came across some learning opportunities that address how we can pivot our mindset at work (especially as junior members on the team) to help us succeed–and feel happier.


One challenge that I sometimes face at work is how to feel motivated, accomplished and valued, when I work with people who are evidently more experienced than I am. Most of the time, I feel grateful and inspired to work with many smart individuals (this might sound silly, sometimes I even feel my eye light up just observing how brilliant some of my co-workers are…). But I have to admit, it does get to me sometimes and makes me doubt myself. The below tips are inspiring to me, and I’d like to continue to remind myself throughout my career:

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【S】It’s Not About the Coffee- Howard Behar (II)

Continuing my last post on my takeaways from the book It’s Not About the Coffee by Howard Behar-

Principles #6-10:

6. Be Accountable: Only the Truth Sounds like the truth Continue reading

【S】It’s Not About the Coffee- Howard Behar (I)

I’ve met Howard Behar (former president of Starbucks Coffee Company International) for quite a while now, and since I’ve learned so much from him, I figured it only makes sense for me to read his book, “It’s Not About the Coffee”. In a nutshell, it’s a book about his ten principles that guided his leadership and success

I kind of wish I read this book earlier. It makes so much sense to me and is very inspirational.  I highly highly recommend it, but if you simply don’t have the time, I’d like to share some of my takeaways here. 
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