“The name’s Bond… James Bond.” For sixty years, the James Bond movies have entertained audiences worldwide with the titular superspy’s adventures. Admit it, we all tried doing his iconic Gunbarrel sequence at least once.
But between charming the ladies and saving the world, we can also learn several lessons from James Bond that can be applied to online work. And before you ask, these lessons aren’t spy-related ones. Sorry to disappoint you.
These lessons may be mundane, but they’re no less impressive. So, what are these surprising lessons? Let’s find out.
Deeds Speak Louder Than Words.
Let’s be honest; despite being what every man wishes they are, James Bond isn’t someone you’d want as a co-worker. Besides the risk of getting shot at, he’s also rude to everyone, including his boss, and even somewhat misogynistic.
However, you can’t deny that he’s the best at his job. One of the key lessons from James Bond is to let your work do the talking.
You may not be quick to socialize, but that doesn’t mean you’re not pulling your weight at work. This lesson is particularly vital in an online job, where your output matters more than who your friends in the workplace are.
But just because you’re competent doesn’t mean you can be toxic toward your co-workers. Being able to socialize well can be just as crucial as your productivity levels.
It’s just that sometimes, we focus too much on a person’s ability to make friends rather than one’s competence.
Know Your Gadgets.
What would James Bond be without his famous gadgets from Q branch? Besides his charm and wit, another reason Agent 007 succeeds in his work is the mastery he has over his tools.
Sure, you probably have neither cars with ejector seats nor exploding pens, but you do have online work tools. Mastering Google Workplace, Skype, and Zoom will help you become more productive and reliable.
Never EVER Give Up.
There will be instances in your career where you will face tough challenges. Maybe you’ve been assigned to present a vital report to your boss, and the internet suddenly fizzles out. Or perhaps you’re still struggling to land an online job.
During these instances, one of the lessons from James Bond to remember is never giving up. No matter how dire his situation is, James Bond will persevere until he accomplishes his mission.
So keep your chin up. The only way to solve your problems is to persevere and keep trying until you find the solution.
Remain Cool Even Under Pressure.
One impressive trait of James Bond is his ability to remain calm and collected no matter the situation. Even when he’s being tortured (or even if his family home gets destroyed in Skyfall), he never lets panic overwhelm him. He remains stoic and with a clever quip to boot.
This ability to keep calm and carry on is something we all should learn. With this, you’ll be able to assess your problems more rationally so you can find the best solution.
Remember, the only thing shaken or stirred when facing setbacks is your drink.
Confidence Will Bring You Places.
James Bond oozes charisma. No matter where he is or who he’s talking to, he makes a great impression on the people around him. This allows him to bluff his way around goons and villains to gain information -or to charm every woman he meets.
So if you want to make a great impression on your co-workers, boss, or customers, learn to project confidence. You can accomplish this by not working in your pj’s all day and regularly maintaining good hygiene – even if you’re working from home.
This is one of the most essential communication skills we can learn from James Bond, especially if you’re working in customer support jobs.
Agent 007, Reporting for Duty.
Besides teaching us how to order drinks or introduce ourselves, there are plenty of lessons we can learn from James Bond, like the ones above. Though they won’t help you earn a license to kill, they can give you killer online work and life skills.
So, if you’re ready for your next assignment, head to Remote Staff’s job page today. You will find various online jobs you can apply to, depending on your skills.
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Good luck, and dismissed.