I went to a barber yesterday.
My purpose to go there is only to have my hair cut short. So I usually go to a 1200 yen hair cut that takes only 10 minutes.
A person who cut my hair spent more than 10 minutes and did a good job. She dyed her hair blonde, looking fashionable.
I guess she felt,
‘This guy just came to have his hair cut, and what a waste of my time. I want to work for a sophisticated place in Omotesando…..’
The other day, I talked about my high school days when I lost my motivation to live proactively.
Actually, it lasted for another 2 years at university (this picture is a university I attended) in Tokyo.
I know you travel to Tokyo and enjoy Tokyo fully. But, Tokyo did not change me. What a waste again…
Students in the junior year had to take a seminar for two years. Among the classes I took, I chose ‘marketing.’
(Actually, I did not go to school much except for exams…)
I was not into marketing but into the professor.
He was a professor but more like a motivator.
There are many good things I learned from him, not about marketing.
He talked about his story when he studied at Harvard. He was not good at English. Harvard is known for a case study where you need to discuss a case with other students.
He had a strategy.
He was not able to understand and speak when a discussion progressed as he did not understand English well.
He sat in front of a professor and asked a professor to call him to speak firsr. He arranged it with a professor before a class started.
That way, he did not have to understand deeper discussions in the middle of the class.
Today, I was watching youtube.
A researcher in the youtube was talking about how to be a leader.
It is a simple way.
If you speak first, others regard you as an extrovert person and a potential leader.
You actually don’t have to be an extrovert. You can be as you are. But speak first.
If you speak first, others evaluate you as a leader, and you will get more tasks. Those tasks make you study or work, so you will be working at another level.
I just recalled my professor after I watched the youtube.
He might have used this strategy,
thank you for reading,