WHAT 15 YEARS IN THE IN­DUS­TRY HAS TAUGHT ME

True Love - - COVER STORY -

1. Save. There’s no need to be sav­ing for some­thing spe­cific. Rainy days will al­ways be there.

2. Be easy to work with. A great work ethic has taken me places. It makes ev­ery­thing that much more fun when you are a plea­sure to be around.

3. Have a thick skin. This comes in handy when peo­ple are be­ing un­kind.

4. Not ev­ery­one is go­ing to cri­tique you on your work. I’ve learnt to dif­fer­en­ti­ate be­tween those that are mean be­cause they have the plat­form to be, and those whose feed­back comes from a good place. 5. No one will have your best in­ter­ests like you will. I’m re­spon­si­ble for me more than the next per­son will ever be. 6. Al­ways ar­rive pre­pared. When you walk into a room pre­pared, that’s half the job done! 7. Know your strengths and weak­nesses. It helps not to take on ev­ery­thing. For in­stance, I know I could never host a cur­rent af­fairs show. 8. Put all your en­ergy into what you are known for. I don’t ever want to branch out so far that peo­ple for­get what I spe­cialise in. 9. Keep work­ing at bet­ter­ing your­self and your craft. Al­ways ap­proach new things with an open mind. 10. What works for some­one else won’t nec­es­sar­ily work for you. We lose pieces of our­selves when we start do­ing things that were not meant for us. 11. Re­flect on your jour­ney often. Constantly re­work your strat­egy, and be ac­count­able to your­self. 12. Be open to dif­fer­ent op­por­tu­ni­ties that come your way. Ex­per­i­ment with dif­fer­ent ways of get­ting to your end goal. 13. Don’t be afraid to knock on peo­ple’s doors. I am yet to mas­ter this les­son. 14. Com­par­i­son is the thief of joy. Be care­ful that it doesn’t turn you into a bit­ter per­son. 15. We are al­ways in pur­suit of the next big gig. Al­ways stop to con­grat­u­late and give your­self a pep talk.

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