Great advice is worth sharing. We put together some of the best advice we’ve received over the years – and we’d love to hear yours, too!
Managing time is always tricky, but the best piece of advice I ever got from a business coach was that the time to do a task will always swell to the time that is available. Got lots of time? It’ll take a long time to complete your task. Got no time … it’ll be done quick. Puts things in perspective.
Be the master of your own destiny – I’m pretty sure it means go after what’s important to you, which I have always chosen to interpret as ‘yes, you should buy that thing you found on the internet’.
Whenever I’m feeling anxious or stressed about something, I like to think ‘will this really matter in five years’ time?’ Helps me centre myself, and think about what is really important, and what little thing I can do to make myself less anxious in the moment.
If you do what you love, you will never work a day in your life. And one of my Mum’s much-repeated gems – common sense is not common.
I’m a strong believer in treating others how you want to be treated and regularly checking in on yourself to stop you stressing about the small stuff because you can’t pour from an empty cup. You will rarely be remembered for your awesome PowerPoint skills, but you will always be remembered for being a respectful, honest and thoughtful colleague who operates with integrity.