Top 100 lessons you could ever learn

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Based on Wall Street Oasis, these are the top 100 lessons that you could ever learn. Try to live by at least one today 🙂

  1. First impressions last a long time
  2. Never be late
  3. Know your place
  4. Believe nothing is beneath you
  5. Don’t wait for someone else to replace the toner
  6. Never complain
  7. Do everything with enthusiasm
  8. “I don’t know” is a good answer
  9. “I don’t know, but I will find out” is even better
  10. Knowing where to find an answer is often more important than knowing it
  11. Never talk business in the elevator
  12. Never promote yourself; let others promote you; promote others
  13. Under promise, over deliver
  14. Prioritize
  15. Ask for deadlines
  16. Organize
  17. Keep a to-do list
  18. If you think about it, there is usually an easier way
  19. Anticipate
  20. Be proactive; don’t wait for someone to tell you what to do
  21. Know your limitations; ask for help
  22. Give updates
  23. Manage expectations
  24. Manager your manager
  25. Know when the form is more important than the function and vice versa
  26. Attention to detail is critical because someone will notice
  27. Be perceptive
  28. Listen carefully; read between the lines
  29. Ask questions
  30. If it’s a stupid question today, it will be even more stupid tomorrow
  31. Read, understand, and practice the Firm’s Business Principles
  32. Intellectual boredom is the enemy
  33. See out greater opportunity and responsibility
  34. Consider how you can add the greatest amount of value to the greatest number of people
  35. Take a step back and attempt to think of the usual things in a new, different way
  36. Be creative; pursue your curiosities
  37. Investing your own money is one of the best ways to learn about the markets
  38. Initiate projects which are of interest to you and of value to others
  39. Quality is more important than quantity
  40. Seek out mentors
  41. Choose them wisely
  42. Be teachable
  43. A good mentor will answer all of your questions – asked and unasked
  44. He or she will correct you
  45. Build relationships
  46. Some of the most overlooked people are the most helpful
  47. Treat everyone with respect
  48. Be humble
  49. Ingratiate yourself to everyone, but don’t brown nose
  50. Take an assistant to lunch
  51. Do no envy
  52. Make an extra effort to build relationships with those whom you find difficult
  53. If your colleagues want you to succeed, it will be difficult to fail
  54. Never discuss your compensation with your colleagues
  55. You reap what you sow
  56. Build your relationship broadly
  57. The more people that you know throughout all parts and offices of the Firm, the greater your resources and ppportunities
  58. Be a relationship builder; introduce people to one another
  59. I you’re thankful, write a thank you note
  60. Be a team player
  61. Be reliable
  62. Be approachable
  63. Share information, resources and insights
  64. Help everyone
  65. Volunteer
  66. Perceive when others need help
  67. Pick up the slack
  68. If someone needs to be corrected, do it privately
  69. Communicate effectively
  70. Know your audience
  71. Utilize all means: memos, voice mail, fax, email, etc
  72. Be concise
  73. Utilize technology
  74. Learn how to use it
  75. Create new applications
  76. Teach others how to use them
  77. Recruiting is rewarding
  78. The candidates you recommend reflect on you
  79. Mentor your candidates through the process
  80. Diversity is achieved one recruit at a time
  81. Appearances are important
  82. Be well groomed
  83. Learn how to dress appropriately
  84. Keep a toothbrush and toothpaste in your desk
  85. Keep one umbrella at work and one at home
  86. Nothing substitutes for a good night’s rest
  87. But if you’re tired, caffeinate yourself
  88. It is much easier to dress inappropriately on a casual day
  89. Unethical behavior is unforgivable
  90. If you see something suspicious, tell someone about it
  91. Know and practice compliance procedures
  92. Admit error, don’t try to cover up your mistakes
  93. Be honest with yourself and your colleagues and yourself
  94. Live a balanced life
  95. A successful life is more important than a successful career
  96. Set your priorities
  97. Have the discipline to live by them
  98. Care for your family
  99. Make the time to fall in love
  100. Read at least one book per month that has nothing to do with what you do