I’m currently sat in my dressing gown, make up less, surrounded by a burrow of tissues that I can’t be bothered to put in the bin and slowly coughing a hole into my stomach lining, but apart from that, I looked pretty last Saturday, huh. *bulk updates profile picture on all social media accounts*.
Despite feeling a pretty disgusting and grotty version of my better self, I’m still feeling positive and waking up for a job that I love, and I’m honestly so excited for each new day and the opportunities that are on the horizon. So, that’s nice.
As my career continues to grow and evolve, as do I, I feel like I’ve already learnt some core business advice that I might be asked about one day when I have that multi billion pound business that I’ve always dreamed of having… I joke.
I think everyone needs a life mentor/career mentor at any stage of their life, particularly as that young girl who is continually trying to break through that glass ceiling and the one that often doubts their own worth.
Whilst my last job has seriously affected the way I have thought for a long time, my mindset is finally beginning to shift, and surrounded by some seriously inspirational people and armed with these three pieces of business advice, you’re gonna have to hold me back. No, seriously.
01. There Are 2 Things In Life, Jealousy & Resentment
Is this true, or is this true? It’s something I have really had to reassess and actually did last year with the friends I was leaving behind in 2017. Have you ever noticed that when things go wrong everyone is around you, but the minute things start going well for you, no one wants to know? Well, that.
But it doesn’t stop there, when people in a workplace or friends give you the VIBE, or they don’t like you for absolutely nada, zilch reason? The answer every single time is they are jealous, and when they become jealous of you or your situation they then start to resent you. You don’t have one without the other.
I’ve seen this so much in the last few years and it really used to get me down, because I thought it was a reflection on who I was as a person. But these days it continues to reiterate to me that winners focus on winning and losers focus on winners. Focus on yourself and you really can’t ever go wrong.
And if you are jealous, go out there and do something about it. The only person it hurts is yourself.
02. You Need A Nice Bag And Watch
Honestly, can’t go wrong. I constantly find myself ignoring people who preach they’d rather have experiences than materialistic things, and that’s fine BUT what is wrong with having materialistic things that make YOU feel good about yourself?
That trip to the Bahamas was nice, but when I’m about to do the biggest presentation of my life how is it going to make me feel good in that moment of time? It ain’t.
I mean, it’s not rocket science to work it out really. I’ve long been buying nice clothes and accessories because it is the foundations that make me feel good and confident on a daily basis when I leave my front door.
When you’re in a business meeting, networking or whatever you’re doing in your career, the first glance someone makes always goes; watch, bag, shoes and you want them to be going DING, DING, DING. Never, ever underestimate the power that a nice watch or bag can hold. They’re 100% worth the investment and I’m not saying you need to get a Rolex, because lets face it, we don’t have a casual 6 grand lying around.
It will honestly change your life, it’s like going into a meeting without foundation on, YOU CANT. Well, I can’t. It’s the invisible layer of confidence that makes you feel like you can do anything.
03. Jack Of All, Master Of None – Do One Thing Well
Sometimes we think we can do it all, and how amazing is it to have SO many ideas that you want to run with. But if there is any saying I absolutely love and can apply to a few situations it’s ‘a jack of all, master of none’, and no truer words have ever been spoken.
Instead of having your finger in 10 different things at once, do one thing well. It’s what I’ve always thought, doing one thing well is worth 100 times more than doing 10 things half heartedly or badly. Rome wasn’t built in a day.
I don’t know if it’s an ego thing, (especially where I used to work) with people that have 10 projects/job titles on the go at once, it doesn’t make you a good business man/woman, it means you can’t do business.
Focus on the most important thing first, and the rest will follow. We’re not super humans.
So, there we have it. The 3 pieces of business advice that I live by. Whats the best piece of advice you’ve ever been given?
On a side note, really think I oughta invest in a new pair of jeans- NOT STOPPED WEARING THESE.
Polka dot top – Topshop (similar from River Island)
Blazer – H&M
Mules – Office Shoes
Straw Bag – & Other Stories
Watch – Cluse
Sunglasses – Rayban