Professionalism

A strong work ethic is lacking in people nowadays. Professionalism is a key component, which helps an individual to describe himself and his standards. Good news is, professionalism is a skill which can be developed. A person with higher standards on the job reflects integrity and respectfulness.

Below are some ways to amplify professionalism on the job:

Punctuality

A fundamental quality of professionalism is being on time, no matter what. Even if no one is monitoring him, he comes well on time and finish all the assigned work. He meets all deadlines given to him.

Be Responsible and Accountable

To be more professional, start taking responsibility for your actions. Take responsibility for your problems, assignments, and tasks. If something is not delivered on time to the client, rather than making futile excuses, a person with higher degree of professionalism will take concrete actions to resolve the issue.

Be Structured and Well-Organized

Be well organized. It starts with smaller things such as keeping your desk clean and arranged. Well maintained professional employees value time more than anything else. They know that being organized and structured will eventually help them save time.

Have Professional Appearance

Good hygiene is of highest importance for such professionals. Keep your clothes clean, hair combed, brush your teeth and use deodorants. Appearance plays a vital role in your overall presence and impact over others. Your appearance gives it away even before you say a word.

Be Consistent

Being consistent is another very important trait a professional should have. Consistent efforts give consistent results. Being result-oriented is good, but it should not be achieved with irregular efforts. This might work in short-term, but professionals know it far better that long term impact is always rewarded and provides authenticity to their credentials.

Be Kind

Be aggressive, be motivated, be ambitious, but don’t forget to be humble. There is no point keeping your boss happy with your sub-ordinates looking to get rid of you. Maintain high standards in the way you treat everyone around you. Kind words and a wide smile go a long distance.

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A beautiful dusk in Houston, Texas (USA)

Imagine yourself sitting in a balcony after a hectic day at work. A glass of wine with a view such as this. Connecting to nature is always a great way to flush out all the stress. Isn’t it?

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9 crucial tips for your next solo travel adventure!

  • Trust no one. Always double check.
  • Be aware of the latest updates on your surroundings. Watch CNN 🙂
  • Keep posting on social networks, and don’t forget to turn on the location services on your phone.
  • Keep a tab on the border crossings such as state borders and national borders.
  • Keep some gasoline in spare inside the car trunk.
  • Put 911 and insurance contacts on speed dials.
  • Have some cash inside the car, wallet and luggage bag. More often than not, all three things (car, wallet, luggage bag) would never be accessible at the same time.
  • Prefer “drive-thru” than “park and eat”. Parking is the biggest unavoidable problem while traveling.
  • Don’t forget to enable find your iPhone feature.

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Haunted and humongous

A memorable trip to Los Angeles (California)

I was driving at 90 mph tops on freeways, crossing Arizona-California state border.

There are many things you notice and many you don’t when you are driving with friends and relatives or both. However, I was driving by myself in midst of hot and sunny concrete roads with nowhere to halt for 120 miles stretch. All of a sudden, I saw my fuel indicator dying. To make the situation worse, next to the gas station was 72 miles away. My heart started pounding really hard.

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Meanwhile, these hot sunny deserted roads are haunting me and pushing me to drive fast and faster. In the middle of this chaos, “a beautiful implemented idea in action” caught my attention. There were some 5000 humongous white colored windmills rotating on the sheer mountains on both sides of the freeway. I couldn’t resist checking the normal wind speeds in this particular area and wasn’t surprised at all to find that wind usually flow 170% faster in this region.

Sometimes, these small things make a huge difference. Let’s try to recycle the available resources we have instead of going blindly and recklessly. At least, we owe this much to our coming generations for their better future.

Finally, got a twinkle in my eye, seeing the gas station (as you can see below). I pulled over, had some dark coffee, filled up the tank and got along with my road trip.

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