Reflection is a big part of growth – personal and professional. We asked each of our team members if they could give their past selves advice, what would they say?
“Don’t be in such a hurry. I know now that there is no substitute for experience and that simply by living and experiencing things I would be able to grow professionally.” – Maria Nelson, agency director
“Don’t be apprehensive to simply pick-up the phone, versus relying on email, to push work forward.” – Meagan Hardwick, account supervisor
“Be more open to taking risks if you are passionate about something or unhappy about something. If it works out you’ll be better off, and if it doesn’t you probably won’t be worse off than you were before if you were already unhappy. Take risks to pursue the things that thrill you and ditch what drains you even if it’s ‘safe.'” – Karilyn Robinson, content manager
“Don’t tell yourself you can’t do something because you’re afraid of failing. You learn from your mistakes and you will never know how good you can be if you don’t try.” – Danielle Scidmore, account coordinator
“Beware of sharks disguised as catfish! ☺ Serious answer: Settle down, you can handle this.” – Debbie Stephens, agency coordinator
“Take a minute to literally slow down and smell the roses – time goes too quickly.” – Sam Strong, content associate
“The path to success is not always a straight line. Do what you love – work hard and the rewards will follow.” – Carol Ladish, business manager
What advice would you give your past self? Tell us in the comments!