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10 pieces of advice from my Take Five guests



“What piece of advice do you wish you had been given at the beginning of your career?”


My monthly guest blog has been running since February 2011 and this has been one of the regular questions.  There have been some great answers over the 4 years and I have collated 10 top tips from my guests to you:


1.Be yourself, show your personality through your work, don't give up, and create for yourself a niche, a style that sets you apart from others and makes you and your work instantly recognisable.

2. Make sure you do something you love, regardless of status, money, direction.  It’s easy to be seduced by these things at the beginning. Experience has taught that the process is just as important as the outcome, so you’ve got enjoy it for what it is, and not what it might bring.

3. Talk to as many people as you can in your field and don't be afraid to ask questions to those that you admire and follow.

4. Don't be put off by yours or other people's doubt and anxieties. Fear eats the soul.

5. You've got to make your own way and be prepared to change course more often than you'd expect.

6. You don't know it all yet, you never will know it all, just get on and do it and you'll learn (your craft and your business)

7. Take a day off every week. You work better after re-fuelling and it is so important to fit in time with friends and family.

8. Not everyone has the same standards as you, but as long as yours are high everything you do will have integrity.

9. You get one chance to fill your life with great and meaningful experiences. Give up wanting to win arguments, complaining about stuff, "should-have"s and trying to look good.  Instead, face your fears, embrace the ups and downs, take responsibility and create your storybook. You never know when it will be over and yes it really could be tomorrow. 

10. Don't take yourself too seriously.

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