The thing I need to learn the most? Apparently I need to learn how to golf. There’s a few reasons for this.
The first – I’m the only girl on an all-guys account team. For the most part I can keep up with the boys. I teach them a few things too. Like how to properly use the following terms: btw, ftw, totes, perf, samies and twinsies.(For example, in conversation with my boss on Monday, I yell over – we have offices next to each other – “hey, I’m going to shoot that email over.” He replies “Perf!”, quite proud of himself. I also teach them a little about music. We all (almost all) have a love now for Carly Rae, Ke$ha and the Biebs. But, I need to pull myself together in the sports department. Yes, I can talk Browns, Cavs and Indians. But when it comes to golf and taking our clients golfing, I have no clue.
The other reason I want to learn – well…this Forbes article told me to. After reviewing the list with a couple coworkers, we realized I had all the other ones down except for #9b about golfing.
The nine rules women should follow according to Julie Steinberg:
- Work hard
- Do work no one else wants to do
- Cultivate the people in charge
- Know what you want and go for it
- Promote yourself legitimately
- Network with your peers
- Make your own career
- Leave to get ahead
- Dress well and play golf
So there it is. I’m going to learn how to play golf. Maybe not today, tomorrow or even this month. But I have a couple coworkers who are willing to teach me.
So wish me (and them) luck!