Every challenge is a new chance! When you take it it’s just as if you were starting everything from scratch, but just richer in new experience. The „Agent – Stars” show (The Mole) convinced me that appearances can be deceiving, victory can be relative and team work is always better than solo. Read on to find out what I learned in Africa!
1. YOU’LL ALWAYS ACHIEVE MORE IN A TEAM THAN PLAYING SOLO
It’s totally the most important lesson that the Agent – Stars show (The Mole) has taught me. Being a part of an alliance was not only the best solution to live through the tiring adventure, but also a great strategy to win. After all, getting as much information on the Agent as possible, was the main goal of the game. Doing it on your own would have been a miracle! Thanks to the perfectly organized team work, Tomek almost made it, I got to the finale, and Antek won the show. All of us achieved that much not only because of our determination and shrewdness, but mainly thanks to surrounding ourselves with the proper people. People who believed in us and cheered on us before every competition to that extent, that we were literally able to overcome our fears 😉 I made friends with the honest and kind Kamila from the very first day. Maciek and I supported eachother not only in Africa, but also after we came back, watching the show on the TV together 😉 I also appreciate the power of team work on a daily basis. After all, I’ve got my amazing creative team working with me on the blog now! It reminds me of an About a boy quote: „People aren’t islands. They can’t be cut off from others”. Instead of proving that you can do everything better, let yourself be helped. When you’re at work, make use of your colleagues’ experience, but also give others good advice. When you’re at home, let the close ones help you with the vacuum cleaning. Let them make dinner. Think of your family like as of an alliance – share information, and stay loyal 😉
2. REAL SUCCESS DOESN’T ALWAYS MEAN A TROPHY
I already wrote about it in my The Mole – Finale Overview article: you really don’t have to always be the first one. It doesn’t mean that focusing on it is bad! Of course it’s good to aim high, as even if you lose, you get what you achieve. It’s important, as sometimes everything that you encounter on your way to success is already the real victory. Random people and small things can make you richer than the biggest amount of money 😉 For me a day spent surrounded by the native South Africa people and every task that I finished with a success was a proof that I’m strong. You have to know how to lose with class. Learn how to respect the rules of the game and accept that there can be only one winner. And it doesn’t necessarily have to be you! 😉 You lost? Rest, take a while to think what went wrong, and then get up, and try once again! My job isn’t always a bed of roses. I encounter problems everyday, but I have my team’s support, and we always manage to overcome them. For me the glass is always half full, and if I lose, at least I have motivation to improve. Make use of this tip!
3. WHATEVER YOU DO, DO IT FOR 100% (OR DON’T DO IT AT ALL)
No matter what it is you’re doing – treat it seriously. That was my attitude towards the show. From the very beginning I was well aware why I was going to South Africa, and what my task will be. Before I left, I had very little time to finish all my professional projects, prepare blog material, and give the tasks to my team. It really was a lot of work and stress – so why would I give up right after the first episode? I didn’t put that much effort into taking part in the show to pretend later that I didn’t care about the tasks. Task orientation is a very important feature. It helps you achieve your goals. Don’t listen to the ones that will tell you that you’re boring, or uptight. I always say: work goes first, fun follows. And nothing makes you more satisfied than the feeling of an accomplished mission! 😉 Learn how to concentrate on what you’re doing. When you’re at the office, try not to think about the party in the evening and the fight you had with your boyfriend – it won’t help you solve your problems, but only make your work harder for you. Take everything “step by step”. Do one thing after the other, as thoroughly as you can. Of course it’s never good to be extravagantly perfect. Try to do everything as good as you can, but also give yourself some freedom. As I wrote above – you don’t have to be the best one in everything. Remember… You’re not a robot! 😉
4. APPEARANCES ARE DECEIVING
I have been discriminated many times in my life – in my childhood, because of my exotic complexion, and now – because of my distinctive and colorful style. No wonder I’m well aware of the problem of stereotypes. In the „Agent – Stars” show I had another chance to make sure how labeling someone based on their appearance can be deceiving. Tomek Oświeciński, even though at the first sight might be associated with a dangerous athlete turned out to be amazingly warm, helpful, and sensitive. Michał Szpak, criticized by some for nailpolished fingers and avant-garde clothes proved that he is very brave. I’m very happy that I could also break one stereotype. I manager to prove that a fashion blogger can do much more than just create looks, and a woman – be as brave as men. I very often say that judging based on appearances is like taking a shortcut. It lets us get acquainted with what we don’t know, but will never give you the full experience. Before you judge someone, try to meet them. Maybe your athlete-neighbor will turn out to be a cinema-lover? And your shy college friend – extreme sports passionate? Everyone has their story. Try to get to know it!
5. INTUITION IS THE BEST ADVISOR
Intuition, not only women’s, is a real treasure. Before taking part in the „Agent – Stars” show, I took into consideration all the pros and cons, but anyway, what was the most important for me was what my heart was telling me! I felt that the show would be a fascinating adventure for me, a test of my strengths, and a new stage of my professional career. It turned out that I was right 😉 Just as I wrote in my reviews, now I can easily say that the show was one of the best things that ever happened to me. My intuition also helped me throughout the game. It let me pick the Mole almost at the very beginning of the show, find the best allies in the world, get jokers, or tubes on the mask market. Don’t forget to use your intuition. Before you make a decision, listen to your inner voice. There’s nothing to be ashamed of! Kayah, Taylor Swift, or Kim Kardashian admit openly in their interviews that they’re drawn by intuition both in life as well as in business. And it pays off for them, doesn’t it? 😉