17 Pieces of Advice I Wish I’d Known At The Beginning of My Career
1. Your femininity is a superpower, not a weakness. Don’t shy away from it.
2. You can be smart. You can be strategic. But if you bring empathy? You’ll reach this whole other level. Try it. See how it changes your working world.
3. Give more energy to your goals than your fears.
5. In any difficult career moment, ask yourself five questions, inspired by Sun Tzu’s guiding principles: am I being brave enough? Am I being caring enough? Am I being disciplined? Am I being smart? Am I being trustworthy?
6. Master the art of listening. Master the art of speaking up when it matters. Master the balance of both.
7. Celebrate your personal victories and celebrate them often. Only you can understand what it took to accomplish them.
8. Don't be afraid to want a lot.
10. Be stubborn about your goals, but flexible about your methods.
11. Work friendships can often become real friendships and will see you through some tough moments. Nurture them.
13. All people want, really, is attention. Give them your undivided attention and watch how your professional relationships grow.
14. Your attitude determines your trajectory.
15. Build your online presence and build it well. People will always Google you and it’s your job to make it worth their while.
16. The smartest thing you can invest in is your reputation.
17. Behind you is infinite knowledge, before you is infinite possibility, around you is boundless opportunity.