Career Tip #2: Don’t Take Anything Personally At Work

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Don’t take anything personally at work.

 

It’s easier said than done, especially if you find yourself in the following circumstances:

  • You are in the midst of launching a large project and are averaging 4 hours of sleep per night.
  • You gave it your all on a project but your colleagues are tearing it to shreds.
  • You are taking care of a sick parent and you’re getting sweated by a high maintenance client because you are slow to respond.
  • A colleague/customer is being curt.

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All of these moments make it feel as if the world is trying to destroy you, but in corporate rarely are things personal. We are all out here to work hard, earn decent money, and take care of our loved ones. Instead of driving yourself crazy or making it into a “why me scenario” it’s best to take a step back and depersonalize the situation so you can think clearly.

Take a walk before responding to feedback you think is off base, or before hitting send on that draft message give yourself 24 hours to think about it. Then come back, reassess the situation.

 

“Between stimulus and response, there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.” – Viktor E

 

Related Article: Career Tip #1: The Power of Networking

The content here is for informational purposes only, and should not be taken as investment advice. All views contained herein are my own and do not represent the views of any other organization.

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21 hours ago

On occasion, I will get asked by investors about the pros/cons of investing in rental property in various cities/counties in California. Seeing how Alameda County has treated landlords during the pandemic sheds light on how little they value property owners. I understand the need for urgency ordinances to help those who have been financially impacted by COVID-19, but why is Alameda taking this further and prohibiting ALL evictions unless it is related to protecting the health and safety of others (even this small exception is very difficult to enforce)? Let me provide you with some examples specific to Alameda County:

1) Your tenant moves in unauthorized occupants in violation of your lease- you CANNOT terminate their tenancy or evict.
2) Your tenant moves out and sublets your property without your permission. They continue to collect rent from the subtenant while not paying you rent for over a year- you CANNOT terminate their tenancy or evict.
3) Your tenant owes you a large sum of money for past due rent (all pre-Covid). You decide to put them on a payment plan, which they ultimately refuse to honor- you CANNOT terminate their tenancy or evict.

Apparently, a colleague tried filing an eviction because one tenant set fire to another tenant’s car at the property. The judge found that the incident was not enough to rise to an “imminent threat” to the health or safety of others.

(Note: I am not posting this to incite a political debate on my page, I am simply stating my opinion on a county that has taken it too far by stripping landlords of their rights.)
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PK Singh: TY for sharing. Please take the day off, full pay. Everyone: PK Singh is a landlord attorney in the Bay Area, and you can find some of her other excellent work on our blog: svinvestorsclub.com/video/new-laws-affecting-the-ca-rental-market/

1 week ago

My handyman just retired. SAD! Does anyone have a good handyman that works in San Jose? ... See MoreSee Less

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thoughts and prayers

We've just postponed a remodel project because of complete inability to find a plumber (Maine).

My short list is on south peninsula, but the role of a Handyperson is a broad. Any rough idea what kind of projects you are looking for?

I have someone, he is about ~$100/hour. Some say that rate is high but I like him because he is fast, efficient and reliable. Let me know if interested and I can PM his contact info to you.

6 days ago

SVICmates, (I'm trying to find some term of endearment to refer to us as. I can't do the classic tech company cop-out of (Insert here company name) + "er", so if you have any ideas let me know. SVICmates does sound like the word inmates so I don't know if it's the best choice, lmk what you think in the comment section)

Oh ya, now what I was talking about, now that the group is almost 4,700 members, every now and then you will get a person who tries to message members individually pitching their product or deals.

Soliciting folks via DM is no bueno, so if you find anyone doing that, please NARC them out err let me know.

Love always,
Jordan
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umm well personally I joined this group to sell lightsaber chopsticks and other basic essentials, rude

'SVestors' / regular use 'svestors': like sylvester; not to be confused with sinvestors. ... Yeah that isn't great. How about: 'SiVICs' / regular use 'sivics': like civics; sometimes to be confused with cynics. Or classic boring but descriptive branding: 'Clubmates' or 'members'.

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