Sam Semako Career Development 7 Lessons I Picked Up

7 Lessons I Picked Up

Lesson 1: Don’t Neglect Yourself


Life will demand your time. People will demand your time. In the process of working, I have to come to a point that I don’t care for everybody and neglect myself. I have come to realise that I must have “ME ALONE TIME”. Yes, I create time to take care of myself mentally, spiritual, educationally, creatively, etc.


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Lesson 2: Think Up


The concept of THINK UP is a concept I came up with when I listened to Brendon Burchard. It simply means THINK OF WHAT IS NEXT FOR YOU on the career ladder. It means preparing for my next level. Don’t keep thinking of your current position alone; think of your next level and prepare for it also. Dress for it. Associate with people in that next level. Get coached for that next level. Dream of that next. Just THINK UP!

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Lesson 3: Speak Up!


Silence won’t help you in some situations; silence will rather silence you. You will need to speak up wherever you need to speak up. This will require sensitivity on your part, and wisdom. [bctt tweet=”Silence is not always golden.” username=”SamSemako”]


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Lesson 4: Borrow People’s Brains

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Few years ago when I was out of secondary school, I saw a quote that says something like this, “I don’t use only the brain I have but all I can borrow.” Truth be told, you can’t know it all; borrow other people’s brain.

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Lesson 5: Open Up


We are so scared to be vulnerable. I am too. But vulnerability makes you human. Someone wisely said, a close mouth is a close destiny. Really, when we close up, we deny ourselves some help we could get from friends and others. However, we also need sensitivity to know when and who to open up to.

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6. Stay Humble


That cannot be over-emphasised. Humility comes with respect/regard for others as well as respect/regard for self. Humility comes with not looking down on others as inferior or second class or no-class at all. In other words, don’t get puffed up with your accomplishments or status or wealth. [bctt tweet=”You still need those below you.” username=”SamSemako”] And life can spring a surprise on you.


7. Fight for Your Dreams


Dreams I have heard don’t fulfill themselves; dreamers make them become reality. You will need to fight Resistance (let me use it with capital R as Steven Pressfield will do). For your dreams to be fulfilled, you will fight Resistance. There are forces within and around you that will resist you living that dream. Forces here may mean procrastination, lack of start up capital, laziness, indecision, etc. Except you fight, your dream may remain a dream.


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Author: Sam Semako

I am a Career Development Consultant who mentors those who are confused regarding what to do with their lives, or frustrated about their work or struggling to find what they need to do with their lives. I also help train them to become experts in their fields by providing them with significant career-based information, resources (in form of opportunities and networks), and training relevant to their fields in order for them to live their dreams and make a lasting impact in a space of 1 year and beyond.

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