So I guess the first thing to do is reflect on the year gone by.
5 Lessons I learnt in 2011
1 . Planning is key. Plan your time effectively and you will get so much more done.
2. Always have a contract! When renting any sort of space ALWAYS have a contract. It lets both parties know what is expected of one another. It is also a good indicator of the level of proffessionalism the owners use. If they dont give you a contract, make one yourself and make sure it is signed by both parties.
3. Speak for yourself. It’s easy to get caught up in arguements or debates especially when all you want to do is help, but resist the urge to speak for other people unless they have asked you to. You might feel like your fighting the good fight but in reality if what your saying doesnt mirror how other people feel you will just end up looking like a wolly.
4. Good people skills is one of the most important things you will ever have. Talk to people on their own level and be open and honest about what you expect from them.
5. Dont work too hard. As the saying goes, …No one on their death bed ever said, “I wish Id spent more time at the office”.