When you do nothing, you feel overwhelmed and powerless. But when you get involved, you feel the sense of hope and accomplishment that comes from knowing you are working to make things better.
I just love this quote. It’s so true.
I believe that involvement starts from asking questions and not pretending you know everything even if you do not. When I had my evaluation last week for completing 3 months, boss asked me first “For the past 3 months that you’ve been in this company, what do you wanna do differently?”
I thought for a while….
Seriously speaking, what I am doing now is far different from what I have been doing in the past years. I used to be a PA and being in the marketing division now is a big challenge for me. First and foremost, I need to know the products and their usage. It’s complicated and sometimes misleading. But that’s not an excuse. By hook or by crook, whether I like it or not, I have to learn every single detail of what I am asked to do and market.
Not sure if I made sense when I answered “First, I want to focus on trainings, refresher’s courses and product familiarization. That way, if by any chance I need to talk to people, I would know what I’m talking about and not just blindly copying whatever is written in the book.”
Glad he agreed and even told me “I prefer people who ask questions rather than pretend he knows everything when in fact he does not. I get more afraid when a person does not ask questions. There is something wrong. So, if you have concerns, please do not hesitate to ask.”
Two days later, I was invited to an in house refresher’s course. So happy coz at least I’m slowly getting there. In fact, we have scheduled product demo in Laguna and Pangasinan two weeks from now.
One simple thing I learned from that short conversation with my boss “Never hesitate to ask and always involve yourself to what’s going on within the organization.”
Guess I’m on the right track!