Words of Wisdom: best career advice/encouragement you’ve ever received?

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You may not stand out day one, but you’ll stand out one day


Do what you love and the money will follow. Clearly I didn’t follow that but I wish I did.

Also, don’t say sorry when you shouldn’t be sorry. It’s a horrible habit that is most common in women. If you did what you believed was right with the information you were given you do not say sorry. Even if it was wrong, better to thank someone for their help or guidance.


this^^. Got the same advice about apologizing


Don’t sweat the petty stuff and don’t pet the sweaty stuff.


Advocate for yourself.


You don’t have to do everything, but everyone should do something. Meaning, it can be stressful thinking about all the things there are that you could be doing to contribute at work - client work, market-facing activities, recruiting, teaching training, affinity groups, networking, mentoring, the list goes on. But just pick a couple things you enjoy doing, or that will get you the best exposure to leadership, or that will best help you accomplish your overall goals. Similar to the concept of “work smarter not harder.”


I've received two pieces.....

1. Don't turn down an opportunity because it's never the right time for X (X = having a baby, going on vacation, taking on a new role). If you let that be the deciding factor, you'll be paralyzed.

2. As a woman, be direct. Sometimes I've taken this to the extreme and its gotten me in trouble but with my team and my Manager, they are clear in what I want, need and expect. It's really helped clear the air and road blocks for me.


Don’t make decisions about changing work for family / personal decisions until it becomes an issue. If I had done that I would have lost out on progression and earnings.


Assume positive intent.


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