If you know me, you would know that I know entirely way too much about pop culture. Most of it is useless and used for entertainment purposes only. However, sometimes the powers that be drop a couple of gems that can serve as productive, life lessons.
If you have been anywhere near social media lately, you will know that a whirlwind of Kardashian drama has hit the airwaves once again. I will spare you the time and insanity of going through the timeline and instead provide you with a link to divulge as you please -> goo.gl/ZvRcB4
The truth of the matter is today the drama will be about Rob & Chyna, and next week there will be a whole new wave of people and drama that grasps the attention of millions. Like it or not, we live in a very connected world due to technology and it is easy to get sucked in. However, all entertainment doesn’t have to be useless.
Even if you aren’t entertained by the constant barrage of new gossip, I’m sure you can still learn a thing or two from this list. Or, possibly re-enforce some of your own professional beliefs.
Here are six solid things a young professional can learn from Rob & Blac Chyna’s public relationship:
- What you put on social media can haunt you forevaaa *Cardi B Vocals
Ever since the beautiful technology of the “screenshot” stepped into the spotlight, nothing you text or post is safe. It’s a press of maybe two buttons and you can consider your message, video or photo saved indefinitely. That’s why it’s important to watch what you post and say. You may think it’s all fun and games until it comes to bite you in the butt. When it is that time to apply to a job, ask for a referral or make a new business connection, you can almost be sure someone is looking at your social media accounts. Unfortunately, there are few ways to hide your digital footprint effectively.
- Don’t make permanent decisions off temporary feelings
Some actions can’t be reversed or changed just because your feelings towards someone or something changes. Be conscious of making decisions with a clear mind. Take time to think about the consequences of your actions to hopefully avoid many unchangeable regrets. Quitting your job because your lunch break got cut by 5 minutes, one time isn’t really the smartest move to make when you’re living paycheck to paycheck.
- If a person shows you who they are, believe them the first time
It’s not hard to read people if you pay attention to their actions. If it is someone you are around on a consistent basis, time will reveal who they truly are. Once you are shown this, take note and act accordingly. Sometimes your intuition saves you the time and speaks for itself. When this happens, listen to that undeniable gut feeling. The workplace is full of people who you may not get along with or mesh with, but you can still be cordial, firm and unattached.
- If you don’t establish your limitations for respect, someone will for you
If you allow yourself to be talked down to and disrespected, most people will do just that. You must establish your boundaries and make sure they are clearly stated. I’ve seen many people taken advantage of in the workplace because they simply do not know their worth. If you don’t value yourself and allow others to put a price tag on your worth, you will be treated per their scale. It is essential to know your worth and defend it, if need be.
- Secure your assets before making risky decisions
As millennials, we are always looking for the next big thing. Our eyes are always on what can make us bigger, brighter, better and hopefully richer. However, you should make sure that while making your next move, you have built a solid foundation to grow on. Make sure you can survive financially and emotionally before you make decisions that could leave you in an undesirable position.
- Don’t burn bridges that you may need to cross later
There are some people you are going to have to deal with rather you like it or not. This is not an excuse for you to allow people to cross you or disrespect you. However, sometimes you have to put on your grown up panties and leave petty-betty at home. If you are in a predicament that exposes you to someone that you don’t like for an extended period, it’s better to leave the shade at home and just do what you got to do without the added drama. Especially if it is a job that you are getting paid to do, it’s no use in burning a bridge that will have to stay burning for years to come. You can stand firm in your opinions, thoughts, and ideas without going low for your temporary satisfaction.
& That’s all folks! Hope you enjoyed!
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