Advise, Mentor or Teach - just talk about something that you're excited about to someone just starting it
I realized that on some Mondays, I felt more energized and enthused than usual about work. Right away, I also realized why.
I help with Noogler orientation and on a few Mondays (when its my turn in the rotation), I talk to new Google employees about Google (the culture, what we do, why, how, what it means to be a Googler etc.) and answer some of their questions.
It leaves me incredibly energized for a couple of reasons
- Verbalizing is powerful - "Words become Actions"
- In particular, new employees have an energy, passion and optimism that's hard to match.
Starting with a clean slate, new employees (indeed people that are starting anything new) have an innocence, energy and enthusiasm that often fades for anyone that's done something for a while.