Being the rookie is difficult, but it’s not always bad thing. Susan Gregg Koger says rookie status forced her to be innovative, resulting in her $US100 million company.
When we’re new to a job or a field, we spend a lot of time focusing on learning what’s already being done. Koger is a great example of how being new to a process gives you the unique ability to think of innovative ways to tackle it. You may not get a $US100 million company out of the deal, but you can bring a new perspective to your team.
Embrace doing your new job from a rookie perspective by thinking independently. Don’t go against the grain and be a problem for your peers and bosses, but don’t be afraid to think critically and pitch new ideas, do things differently, and bring something valuable to the team in the process.
You can learn a lot more about Koger, her story and her in the video above.