Nikita Walwani

Software Developer
About Me
Focused and determined towards my goals , love working in challenging environment. I started my new career journey in ProDT as software developer. I have experience in designing for 2 years but wanted to switch as a developer and explore my skills. ProDT gave me this opportunity to step into exciting and challenging journey of mine.

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Nikita Walwani

The 8 Most Important Work Habits

Be punctual and professional:  one of the things that frustrates boss a lot is being constantly late to work. Nothing drives them crazier than this, if you really want to be in their good books, stop getting late to work, aims to reach 10 mins early, although it's harder to be punctual while you are working from home but still manage to login on time. Scheduling and attending meeting on time is important regardless of your job position. Professional habits help in building a productive work environment. And the best way to include this habit in your life is to schedule your time or hours.  

Respect and achieve deadlines: Achieving task deadlines can leave best impression of yours on your leads it shows how effectively and efficiently you can work in tight project deadlines. It shows that you are countable and can be chosen to perform task within deadline.  

If your struggles with your tasks then you should start setting up with short term tasks for yourself and team it can you be your action plan to be experienced enough to work on realistic deadlines.

Take initiative on projects: Once a need has been identified of the project, you can take the initiative to the project to strengthen the impression on you manager. To do good work and climb the success leader you must work on your skills, if you do not have required skills, take a note of it and start learning the new skill to enhance your professional skills and fill the knowledge gaps. If you do not have task, ask for it even if it is not in your job description this will make you different among your peers.  

Ask smart questions: Asking questions is the best way of showing your worth at work. It's fine to get nervous before asking something that is relevant to your project, but it's very important to show what’s going on your mind about the present situation. It will show that you are putting your efforts and are interested to know what going on.

Admit mistakes and learn from it: It’s normal to make mistakes in your task at your workplace, but the best practice is to learn from your mistake and don’t repeat the same mistake again. Admit your mistake, apologies for it, work on it and try not to repeat it follow these steps and you will able to convince the other person that you are sincere towards your mistake and capable enough to handle it and avoid the similar situation in the future.  

Communicate effectively: Communication is the way of conveying your thoughts to other person and at work you do need to more careful about it. Most of the times you may have great ideas to represent but your Commnication way may not good enough to convey it in the way you wanted it to be, that can leave a bad impression on your manager for the future. Organizations appreciate the employees with good communication skills. Whether it’s by engaging in the meeting of updates, your regular tasks, discussion the things with client and so on. Your ability to communicate effectively can catch the eye of the manager.

Take criticism well: Criticism is the part of everyone’s life whether it's your personal live or professional. One should not take it personally or always be frown at it rather accept it and work on it. “No one is perfect” if appreciation is important for one to get confident, giving or receiving negative feedbacks also plays important role in your growth and it is something that you need from time to time. Feedbacks is to help you to focus on the things and finding the best version of yourself. Handling criticism depends on the emotional part of person, the easiest way to handle it by holding back your initial reaction, asking question and feel free to put fourth yourself with a positive attitude.

Say no to procrastination: Sometimes your present task becomes so tedious and lengthy that you postpone it to later, but postponing important stuff just make it worse and before you realize it you pass the deadline which is not good for the project as well you. If task is bothering you too much and you also want to get over it, just commit to a task at hand and finish it don’t postpone it at later time.

Nikita Walwani

Growth Begins at the End of Comfort Zone

Growth, something that’s required in every field whether it's in the workplace or in our daily life. Of Course, it comes with experience but one more thing that is equally important is passion for learning new things.

Your daily life challenges and the process of facing those challenges decide your growth, it's a journey from a starting point to a conclusion of a situation you are dealing with.

You are the only person who is responsible for your own growth, nobody else. Your choices, ability to make decisions precisely and at the right time, not working in the same way, finding new ways and challenging ways of sorting things out, adapting to new changes etc.

Let's dive into how you can start growing, leaving your comfort zone behind.

How I Begin My Journey  

I started my career as a graphic designer. And I always wanted to be a developer as I enjoy learning different programming languages and working with them. So, after having 2 years of experience as graphic designer I finally decided to switch my career as developer, Initially it was challenging for me to leave my comfort zone that I had been in for 2 years',  but as we all know that growth begins at the end of comfort zone, so I geared myself up and started working hard to achieve my goals. and as a result, I have gained confidence in myself and am willing to learn new skills every day.

Real Growth Begins at the End of Your Comfort Zone

Often people like to work in their comfort zone, complete things leisurely and don't feel the need to change their routine. They don't like to push themselves, brush up their skills because they don’t want the headache or panic of learning new things due to which they don't feel challenged by their work. As a result, they stop their growth and progress.

In the growth zone you may feel the opposite. We all are invested with incredible potential, but we always like to cling to the things that are familiar to us, remaining stuck in our comfort zone, not willing to take risks, not willing to push ourselves to think out of the box, to take new challenges.

Each and every situation has endless possibilities, but they remain undiscovered because of our negligent behaviour and not taking the opportunities seriously. It's fear that is holding us back from trying new things, to take risks and to discover new ideas and weaknesses that inhibit our growth. It is our responsibility to find out that fear and free ourselves from that fear and