Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Lessons from The Intern



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Have you ever seen the movie The Intern?  If you haven't already seen it, I would definitely recommend it.  I watched this movie a few months ago and loved it.  There were a few themes woven throughout this story that I thought we could apply in our own lives.  


Here are a few lessons we can learn from The Intern...


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1. Creating a Work/Life Balance

This can be tricky, especially when you're under the pressure of trying to "Do It All".  Whether you're a Super Mom/Dad, a Super Single Mom/Dad, or are a Super Single Person and are striving for Excellence in Every Aspect of Your Life, finding that balance at home and at work can create a happier you.


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  • Make Time for Exercise- Making time for exercise before work, after work, or taking a walk with our loved ones after dinner is essential. A 20-minute walk to get out of our minds and into our bodies is better than doing nothing.  
  • Tech Free Meal Time- We had a life before cell phones, well some of us did.  There is absolutely no need for us to be on the phone constantly texting or in front of a screen watching video after video.  Also, our response to that latest email can wait a minute while we decompress a little with our loved ones talking face to face over dinner.
  • Pre-Plan Meals- Starting out a crock pot meal in the morning will save us time when we get home from a long day at work.  There are also companies like Sun Basket or Blue Apron where we can order organic meals that are responsibly sourced.  Some meal delivery services cater to a vegetarian, gluten-free, and paleo diets that can be conveniently delivered directly to our homes.  
  • Delegating/ Outsourcing- If we are the boss lady or man, we may want to delegate duties or outsource a service.  Delegating specific tasks to members of our team can grant us extra time to work on more important projects and also give our employees more opportunities to grow and shine.

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2. Befriending the Most Senior Professional in Your Company-  When a well-seasoned professional speaks, we know it.  It's in their professional demeanor, acumen, and in the way they dress.  In this movie, he might have come in as a Senior Intern, but he walked in as a very Wise Seasoned Professional.  Have you ever heard of this phrase?  Birds of  a Feather, Flock Together?  When we are new at a company, we don't know everything, but Senior Members do.  It's good to get to know them, let them mentor us and most importantly, Listen. They've been there longer than we have and they know what it takes to be successful in that company's culture.  Making sure we stay humble and ask questions is important to remember.  After all, their wisdom can help build our strength.


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3. Never Underestimate Someone Else's Abilities or Talk Down to Your Team When You Become "The Boss Lady or Boss Man"
Understanding each person's strengths can be the biggest asset to any organization.  Taking an inventory of each person's abilities is key.  They may even do certain things better than you can.  So, if you hire them, let them do what they do best.  Also, showing respect to your team by not talking down to them will make Everyone Feel Like Someone.




Photography: Franz Swantko
Makeup: Elizabeth Jones
Hair: Drybar
Dress: Zara
 Heels: Brian Atwood
Envelope Clutch: Sorelli
Scarf: Simply Vera Vera Wang
Sunnies: Tom Ford
Jacket: Armani Exchange
Satchel: Ralph Lauren


22 comments:

  1. I really like this yellow dress and how you have combined it!
    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena
    www.dressedwithsoul.com

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  2. What a fantastic post, Joanna! Every single one of these are fantastic lessons to take away. I've really been working with my husband on all of them recently...especially the phone-free meals (we're both bad about that one). And The Intern is one of our favorite movies! I couldn't believe I had waited so long to see it. It was just a few months ago for us too that we finally watched it. And I LOVE this outfit you put together as well. So professional and beautiful. :) The scarf really brings it all together! All around awesome post, dear!

    ~Lindsey
    http://have-clothes-will-travel.com/

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    1. Thank you Lindsey! I thought Anne Hathaway and Robert De Niro did an Amazing job in this movie. I have been doing the phone free dinners for quite some time now and it definitely helps facilitate more quality conversations. This is one of my favorite scarves, glad you like it:)

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  3. I love this chic and colorful business attire! you look ready for work :)
    www.samanthamariko.com

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    1. Thank you Samantha. This is a typical work outfit for me.

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  4. Great tips!!!
    You look so chic in yellow & blue!!!

    Kisses, Paola.
    Expressyourself

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  5. Great post, I need to watch it!
    Have a lovely weekend :)
    Rosanna x
    Rose's Rooftop

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  6. I need to watch that movie. You look stunning. I adore that dress.

    www.mydailywear.co.uk

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    1. Thank you Izabela. You should see it, it's a great movie!

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  7. Wow ! You are very elegant. This yellow dress is perfect on you. I have the same bag in black. Kisses :)

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  8. Yellow may be your color, lady! Well, every color seems to be, but this yellow POPS! You look wonderful and all of the tips are so spot on! XO
    Lauren-Blair
    www.gracerock-kellyroll.com

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