This is something to make you think on HOW TO MAKE THINGS HAPPEN
Before you can say that I might have the privilege of accessing any of “excitements” because of this-that-and -those, anyway – to tell you the truth, I believe I have what it is called as privileges because I work on it. Because Action matters to me more than Words. Because I believe that in order to achieve something big, a chance for a change, we should take times to do small things — starting to change ourselves for a better being – for the people that we care most.
My life to me is pretty much a Storybook that I write; design, and have the discipline to make sure that they are happening within the timelines I determined. Not everything happens as planned, but you know you got choices to make things happen. Just the way I have choices to be in Danone and contributing my best for a role that is uniquely design for me to accelerate business and knowledge through digital. This is the first step to know that I can create my own position one day in a multinational company.
And how can I make things happens?? Aside from the fact that I’m a Believer, perhaps you can try my few advices by yourself. It works for me, and won’t hurt to try, I promise. And remember one thing, these efforts go extra miles and years…
And so here they are few things that might be useful for you (works on me in Danone so it might works for you in any part of the world):
1) Visibility matters. Get the awareness to their Top of Mind
This is actually a basic rule of every human being born as a unique individual; we all have our own mixed of personality. Don’t bother trying to find out the formula of a personal branding, do simple things start with something that you like doing best.
This is a simple rule of a marketeer. Those who get the (good) share of mind get the recommendation the most. And yes of course the share of mind needs to be filled with something that is ‘Sell-able’ or ‘Talk-able in a good way’. So go figure what would sell best than the goodness itself? When you do something good, you make yourself happy, make other happy, and win-win solutions. So start with something good about yourself.
For myself, I know I like to express my imagination in style, I’m not a brand-adorer if you might say, but I am a fantasy-adorer. So yes, I dressed up as (my own version of) Minnie Mouse and think of office as my (own-state-of) Disneyland. I dressed up as Japanese because I’m meeting a business samurai, a Cowgirl because I simply wanna wear my new boots, or even wearing a hairpiece just because I feel like it. It is fun to dress up (hey I got this line from one of my daughter’s movies). Why would I do that ? Why wouldn’t I ? I know people (even start when they’re babies) like smiling-pretty faces, nice-looking-happy person, so why not make all of us happy ?Simple rules of human truth.
2) Be contagious! Connect with people.
Visibility doesn’t stop to the awareness level. The responsibility goes all the way to getting people to know you better. To know what you can do best, so that you can help them better.
It came to surprise me when my boss asked if I knew someone having a requirement that I happen realized that is so me! It shocked me to know that I am not known yet for what I do best and love to be doing. I go screaming inside saying, ‘pick me!! Me! I’d love to do that!’ And so I decided to get involved in projects that will reveal my expertise in Digital as part of the CRM mix. I shared my experiences and knowledge to my team, and to anyone I know that might perhaps I could contribute in solving their problems. I’ve come to a state-of-mind that it is not about whom the project owner is anymore, but making sure that what I believe as a good plan will work by itself, because it would do goodness to many people. And see them roll out like wonders..
And how would you build conversations with people, make them to willingly listen to your ideas? For myself – I know I like to have fun, make people laugh in a way to enjoy moments and conversations with them. I take part to become the family of Sarihusada – I sincerely feel like a daytime family. So yes, take part in lunch with everyone, go to celebrations or farewells and mingle with people in dance class, yoga class, even in random conversations.And, we all can start with a smile and say Good Morning
And my desk are always open for conversations and that we do that with fun – like when boys do that over cigarette/coffee break, girls do our connection moments with polishing our nails – doing eyeliners – or simply snacking time. This is one of the skills I learnt in the past to bring out your work conversations to informal events – hence by then you can talk freely about it and surprisingly get brilliant ideas as solution to your problems. What can I say – beauty therapy works as best as yet cheaper than a session with psychologist
And how do I manage my works? Most of the time – early in the morning or later on – or best, try to make meetings with yourself, book yourself a meeting room when you need to be by yourself. You can manage time and yourself best by practicing it
3) Dream, Do, and Discipline.
Lastly and most important of all – Dare to dream and make plans for it. Don’t hesitate to create plan A-Z to manage your own expectation leave that last options as surprise – because everything happens for a reason that you might not yet understood now. But maybe years later – you will.
Don’t worry, I just found out that I’m actually good in relationship business after like 5 years trying to be persistent to myself that I wanna be a strategic planner! Dreams can change as people change. It doesn’t matter as long as you enjoy the journey and learn from it. And Don’t stop on Dreaming, go and DO things. and most importantly be Discipline with yourself to see how close you are to your dreams. Sometimes you just have to do things, because you know you should, and cause by then you learn best by doing things. Simple things I do in these recent days is the wish that I wanna feel like 23 when I turn 32. So I took a challenge with myself to reduce 0.5 – 1kg per week by doing healthy lifestyle. Meaning no fries, no noodles, more veggies and extra workouts. Yes I do cheat sometimes, but as long as the weekly are well-managed then I can manage the longer term. Might not be the fastest way but I’m sure that’s the safest way. So yes, I took my time to enjoy the progress, and it’s worth it. The great thing is that when I start wishing and doing it, I found my surounding fully encouraging me, even to the part of creating my healthy menu
So tell me, what would be sexier and trustworthy than a person who does the Walk of the Talk?
What would be more Impactful that the positive changes that we start within ourselves?
What would be more honest than your own Action?
I think you all know what it takes to make it happen – in Danone, or anypart of the world – and make your life more meaningful. Cause at the end of the day, what matter most is the things that would eventually put a smile on your face. For its learning of life and knowing that you have left a good story on others.
I’m a believer. I believe that Mother Nature doesn’t lie, and that if you’re pulling every effort to make your wish come true at eventually you will make it happen. And I choose to have fun in making things happen.
And so with this – I wish you all to enjoy your rides for today and the rest of the day of our life