The year 2020 has been a long and stressful ride, but through all the ups and downs, I have learned some incredibly valuable life lessons that I will carry with me into the new year and beyond.
Lesson #1: the importance of flexibility. The world quite literally came to a halt in March, however, we continued to trek forward by adapting our business best practices to serve our clients. Being flexible allows us to be more responsive to change. The Moery Company sales team pivoted our support to different accounts, jumping in wherever we were needed. We took the opportunity to learn about a new industries and clients and to collaborate more internally, which has allowed me to grow into a stronger business development manager. This has been a year of change – from in-person to virtual meetings, in-office to remote working, and more. I feel confident that I can tackle whatever is next, no matter what it is.
Lesson #2: always be a team player. Our team has daily calls with leadership that are part “pep rally” and part strategy. We discuss challenges, wins, and come together to connect in the virtual world. I am grateful for those meetings – especially as a new employee – when the pandemic hit. The daily calls allowed me to cultivate relationships and bond with other team members.
Lesson #3: it is okay to slow down. Just because you are busy, does not mean you are productive. The pandemic taught me that. To be productive and creative, you must take care of yourself. This year taught me that and allowed me to take care of myself and be the best version of myself at the office and home.
What lessons did you learn this year? Connect with me on LinkedIn and let me know!