Keeping Up and Moving Forward

Do you ever enjoy “people watching”? People watching is the English phrase for observing people from a bench downtown or a restaurant window for example and just imagining what they might be like or creating stories about who they are. Most of the time when we do it, we don’t do it with the actual intent of doing so (like bird watching) but we do it subconsciously. If we are with someone we may even joke about what we see or laugh at the stories we make up.

Sometimes when we observe other people, we can assume that they were particularly happy in a certain era, because they haven’t changed their look or fashion since that time. If we see someone of a certain age wearing a mullet for example, it’s safe to say that they probably haven’t enjoyed any era as much as they enjoyed the 80’s. Some people go on for decades without changing their look, which is up to them if it makes them happy. However, from a professional stand point this can be seen quite negatively, especially if an inability to move forward and adapt is reflected in other aspects of their character. Where some people go decades without changing their looks, others may go decades without advancing their skills or learning to keep up with current technology. Being able to use a typewriter is not as impressive today as it was 50 years ago.


Photo taken by TIP TOP trainer Latasha in Seoul, South Korea in 2012.

We have just made the leap into 2016, and technology has made incredible advancements. Though some people cringe at having to learn how to use some of the new programs required for work today, just like they may cringe about having to learn a new language (or changing our hair), if we tweak our perspective learning can be a fun experience and open many doors of opportunity. Businesses require certain things of potential employees, and in order to remain a good asset; to your company it is important not to get “stuck” in the 80’s per say. Most businesses require a good knowledge of advanced technology as well as certain level of English speaking skills. We at TIP TOP combine the two to give you an opportunity to learn in ways that are comfortable for you as a part of group, but also new and inventive on an individual level.