Be open to starting again. “Throughout my career, I’ve allowed myself a chance to start over – sometimes it’s a case of being in the right place at the wrong time.”

Have a backbone. “Know where you come from and what you stand for because that’s what will hold you steady when the going gets tough. Stand tall for what you believe in – even if things don’t work out, you would have spoken your truth.”

Foundations are important. “The things you let slide in the early days will determine how people treat you throughout your career. Keep your standards high, and your values even higher. Once you throw those away, you will have nothing to hold on to.”

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Surround yourself with “sounding boards”. “Those are the people you can always bounce things off. Listen to them with the intention of understanding. It won’t only be one person – author Timothy Maurice Webster once said to me that one needs a ‘personal board of directors’.”

Pace yourself. “In your twenties, you may want everything to happen when you want it to. Achieving certain goals much later on is just as good. I’m not saying walk like a tortoise. But keep in mind that if you rush yourself, you might crash, burn and miss out on key lessons along the way. We can’t dodge ‘the process’, for growth lies in it.”

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