(Kalau Bisa) Pilih Boss-mu, Pekerjaanmu, dan Rancang Karirmu Sendiri

“It such a luxury, bro!”

Itu kata teman saya, begitu tahu kalau saya diberikan ijin oleh perusahaan tempat saya bekerja untuk mengajar di salah satu universitas terbaik di Indonesia, di jam kerja. Mengingat rekan saya ini harus mendapatkan ijin dari regional director-nya saat menerima undangan sebagai dosen tamu di kelas Digital Marketing saya. Dan ada teman satu lagi berkata, “Udah, gak usah pindah kemana-mana lah. Jarang banget ada company yang ngasih luxury seperti ini. Stay aja bro!” ๐Ÿ™‚

Mahasiswa, dosen tamu, dan saya (belakang) di kelas Digital Marketing saya (29 September 2017)

Deskripsi diatas menunjukkan kalau ruang untuk bertumbuh dan berkembang sungguh diberikan oleh perusahaan ini kepada saya, salah satu karyawannya. Dari satu sisi saya lihat hal ini sebagai retensi, or simply call itย a ‘perk’, sesuatu yang tidak bisa dinilai dengan gaji, bonus, atau apapun dalam rupiah. Dari sisi saya sebagai karyawan, previlege ini jadi vehicle buat karyawan untuk selalu up date dengan informasi, trend, perkembangan di di dunia digital yang saling berkejar-kejaran antara ilmu dan perkembangan teknologi. Sehingga kita bisa berkontribusi lebih besar dan meaningful ke perusahaan tempat kita bekerja, bisa berkontribusi di bidang yang kita kuasai dengan baik, yang tidak dikuasai oleh banyak orang, forย being unique to stay ahead of the game.

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Great Values from Handry Satriago – CEO General Electric

Siapa tak kenal General Electric?

Salah satu perusahaan terbesar versi Majalah Fortune yang didirikan oleh Thomas Alva Edison, sang penemu bohlam ini punya sosok yang luar biasa yang menjadi salah satu dari CEO-nya di Indonesia. Ya, perusahaan multi nasional ini dipimpin oleh Pak Handry Satriago, atau lebih dikenal dengan twitter handle @handryGE dengan sharing-sharingnya tentang leadership, proses belajar, dan lain sebagainya. Koneksi GE dan Indonesia dijembatani oleh bapak yang satu ini, yang lahir di Riau, Pekanbaru 13 Juni 1969.

Menurut saya, Pak Handry ini sosok yang luar biasa. And It admit that. Bukan saja ia bisa dan mampu menjadi seorang CEO di umur yang relatif muda (41 tahun) dengan kondisi (maaf) diatas kursi roda, namun pemikiran-pemikirannya sangat inspiratif buat saya. Orang yang hebat, namun masih tetap humble. Yes, he’s one of my rock star now!ย I’m his huge fan…

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Dan saat saya nonton acara 1 Indonesia dari NET.TV beberapa waktu yang lalu membawa saya lebih mengenal beliau, yang selama ini hanya sama temui di timeline twitter saya lewat kultwit-nya, yang kini sebagian sudah dijadikan buku agak tebal dengan sampul warna biru, dengan tajuk : #sharing

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I’d say that this talkshow is quite perfect. Marissa Anita is actually perfecting it. So here’s some values I’ve had from this inspiring conversation ย (Oh, and this is the youtube video link, provided by NET.TV #Net_HANDRY :ย https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G6O8mrVWvZ4ย ) :

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August and A Brand New Hope.

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Not to stop questioning…

“Bye July, hello August!”

“Dear August, please be nice…”

That’s what I’ve red in some of my friends’ social media accounts. Whether it is from path, instagram, twitter, facebook, google+ and any other social media. The point is, the ask August to be nicer to them. They ask for a sweeter and more kind August. Well, this early of August went so nice. At least for me.

 

How so?

Here’s the thing. I was invited, asked to be precise, to be one of FISIP ( Faculty of Social and Political Science) Universitas Indonesia – Communication Major lecturer. Well, not yet to be permanent by the way. I was asked to be their temporary lecturer for just 1 semester only. Another intriguing 6 months ahead. It will all start at September 2014 until February 2015. Start quite the same as my master degree class. I’m now at the 3rd semester of my master degree. In Business and Economics. Hopefully, I will be graduated at September 2015. 2 years of college.

And it all start from a facebook message that told me this :

“Hi Harwindra, my name is Titut. I’m working at S1 Komunikasi – UI. And I would like to ask you to be our lecturer, in Digital Marketing for one semester. You’ll be teaching regular S1 students. Would you do that ?” (Ms. Titut is a nick name of Head of Communication Program, Ms. Clara Endah Triastuti)

And I instantly said : “Yes, with pleasure!”

 

Now, being a lecturer is a kind of my hidden log time dream.

Felt like I’ve been given talent and everything but still got no room or space to use it. And now here’s my chance. Here’s my opportunity. To make it all come true. One step at the time! I can not hide it. I can ย not hide my joy and happiness. Surely. I used to say that during my senior year, I will be retiring at the age of 45. Meaning, I will no longer working 8 to 5 just like what I did until today. Joining the rush every morning just to get to the office right on time. Back to the road again at the end of the day. Every single day, Monday to Friday (and sometimes Saturday).

See, everyday I’m not just stock-piling (saving) money and other materials, but more important things are I also stock-piling, collecting experience, new people/networks, skills, expertise, knowledge, and stuffs. And try to stay healthy everyday (although it’s hard being healthy – eat clean train dirty).

Being a regular lecturer ย is a new experience for me. But if it is just lecturing, or being guest lecturer, I’ve done that before. You can follow my story here. ย Oh, surely it’s gonna be so much exciting!

Just wait for my next story, about this ๐Ÿ™‚

 

 

 

 

 

So, Why Not?

Why not?

Why Not? :)
Why Not? ๐Ÿ™‚

 

That is the question that I always asked to my self whenever I heard someone called “why bother [something]” or “I think it’s ok if we only do this, without no extra thing. Why should we do anymore of that?”

See…ย The question that being asked by those (likely) afraid to come out of their shell, afraid to jump out from their well being, afraid to loose their comfort of current situation, afraid of steping out of their comfort zone.

Or just feel like there’s no point of doing such thing.ย Simple as that.

But, the attitude of always seeing things differently in logical, sometimes make someone can do more than it used to be, usually. Start with this question : “Why not?” But never instantly do, think first, before doing. Be pro active. Find the reason in not doing the given option.

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Leadership in My Leader…

What is leadership?

I sometimes asked myself this question. What’s that? And I sometimes define what’s leadership through what managers or supervisors around me, or anyone whom has subordinates treat their subordinates. How they treat their team. How they give them commands, orders, instructions, guidances. It’s what’s leader do. Giving orders.

What’s leader?

In my opinion, if someone called leader it surpasses his/her title. Whether he/she is only a coordinators, junior managers, middle managers, top managers, or a CEO. It means that he/she is acknowledged as someone that other person trust.

Now you see my value of leadership? It’s trust. Followed because he/she is trustworthy.

Everybody grew up looking up to somebody, as their role model. Someone I want to grew up like.

When I grew up, I want to be like Michael Jordan! Or Larry Johnson! Or Charles Barkley!

I used to said that when I was a teenager. I want to play basket ball all day long, famous, rich. Imagine that all you ever do all day long everyday through years is just playing basketball and you get paid for that. You get paid for making points, blocked some shots, do some rebounds, make a sweet pass so you’ll let your team mate scores easily. You get paid for dribbling, pass, and shoot the ball around….

Said, If I grew up with skills and body like Michael Jordan, or Charles Barkley, or Larry Johnson. If…

But what if…

You grew up with average basket ball skill. With average height?

What if someday, when you grow up, you realize that being a basket ball player is not really…. you! Yes, it didn’t suit you, ย at all. So you must walk on, find another dreams to make it come true.

And find another role model! Someone you want to grow up like.

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Be Happy (or Fall In Love) with Your Job First :)

Choose a great job

 

I saw the message on the pic, then instantly loved it!

It’s not the job that choose us, it’s us to choose the job that we loved.

It’s not other person to decide we are happy or not, it’s our decision to choose to be happy.

So, the power is within us. The power to choose. To act. To do.

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