Hey everyone! Welcome back. Today is Thursday week 11.
Today is a full rest day for me. I am, of course, doing some work! But I am definitely taking a physical day off.
Yesterday was a very interesting day! I was invited (with a large group of other students) to a tour through the Microsoft building next to Schiphol (Amsterdam).
This was an initiative set up by a teacher of HU, who invited a group of “interesting students” to introduce them to the company and see how Microsoft is working with student communities and how to advertise towards them.
It was a fun day of touring the building, getting information on the latest releases of Microsoft and having a brainstorm session about what kind of services/apps could be interesting in improving time management for the average Joe.
A fun day overall!
Especially PLOs 4 and 5 of the Self Managing Professional was properly touched upon today, as our service/app creation was done in diverse teams.
It was legitimitely fun to just sit down with a diverse group of students and discuss what our app should look like.
I have definitely noticed in myself that I either am VERY hands on, or I just let the group figure things out without me interfering at all. Today was a hands off day. I just listened to everyone’s opinions and only added my opinion when asked or when the conversation became a loop of the same opinions.
I ended up volunteering for being the photographer of the day, and I think it was a great choice for me!
Even though I now had to carry another bag with a very heavy camera with me, I had a lot of fun finding the right angles and just getting a bit more out of the day than JUST listening to what they are saying.
I have noticed over the years that I am easily bored, and the sales pitch just does not matter that much to me. So this was perfect way to stay mentally active and still experience the day!
I will say though. Because the teacher wanted to paint us in a positive light, we had to come dressed “professionally”. I think I took that a bit too serious after the rule was to “not wear sneakers”. Because I ended up wearing heels all day, and that was just no fun, haha!
My feet hurt today, so I am planning on giving them a proper break.
Today, I also spoke with Sebastiaan. He reminded me of a video that I had to watch about what it takes to be successful in life. A show called “Undercover Billionaire”.
And Sebastiaan’s conversation could not have come at a better time. I was struggling a lot with my self worth, and procrastination due to doubt. But this conversation demanded from me to look at myself and how I view my worth. It made me realize how little I still think of myself. How little I “value” my services on, even though I do seriously good work with solid results for my customers.
So, to make up for lost time, I started watching the show. I am now only 1,5 hours in, but I am starting to see where I am going wrong in life.
I don’t want to give the clue, you need to realize that on your own. But I will give you the video to watch. 6 hours seems like a VERY long time to watch, but believe me. I truly believe it can change your attitude towards life forever.
I definitely know it has for me.