What I Would Tell My 20 Year Old Self

When you turn 25, and you realise a quarter of a century has gone. You can go either way, embrace or frustrate. There are many emotional, and it is normal. Unfortunately, no one told this experience of highs and lows is normal. The awareness of mental health has changed in the last five years. Someone people get the hit for many reasons, and I am not going to focus on the negative.

How you ever felt like this?


I have realised the during my 20's how vital resilience is and I am excited to talk about more in my upcoming blog. A top list is I wish I knew was going to university or the next chapter in your life.

1. Ask, and you won't receive

A simple phrase, you might hear but is true.

- Building connections

- Communication with your contacts and update that you still alive.

- Collaboration and that both can build their networks.

2. A silly question

When I was a teenager, I worried about making stupid mistakes. There so such thing, especially when you are explaining your reason. It might be out of the box. However, you might have a social awareness than your colleagues.

3. Testimonials

If you are starting your career and you are building a network. Keeping your testimonies from peers is essential. Is like see 5/5 stars in a hotel than three stars. Is shows your value and your success rate.

4. Connections

I didn't like to follow the sheep and do what everyone around me. Is good to have contacts in a variety of industries. You never know what will happen around the corner. Is seeing the big picture and how it all works.

5. Keep extensive evidence of what you did.

I don't mean you need to have a blog. It can be social media or youtube channel. Something that you can show a person a visual outlook of your work.

6. What are your values, not parents or friends

This one has two parts. Firstly you need have an awareness of your strengths and communicate clearly to your peers. When you commit it, then the next section is more straightforward. Secondly, you might have families or friends like you going into a direction of an industry. When you are not your friends or family might use assumptions. It can struggle because it's through a trial and error. Your experience will show you want.

7. Expectations and Patience

In any course, workshop, conference, interview, and network event is not to have high expectations and be in the presence of who is they, their interest and introduce who you are. (If you don't know your values or confidence to project where you want to go can be difficult for the other person how both can collaborate each other).

9. Follow your gut.

Logical is useful but when you have those moments when you are not sure which direction to move forward. You can either follow what feels right to you, patience and see what will happen.

Somethings things happen out of nowhere and are having your gut, but be aware what attracts you is a reflection of yourself. A small thing can create a significant impact, for example going upstairs then lift or walk then a bus will make you fit in the long run.

8. Feedback, Feedback, Feedback

Getting feedback from people who have good intentions and wants you will give you useful feedback. When you follow your gut, you know when a person cares or selfish.

10. Hustle

This last one, I feel is the final and I think is where you have to build a resilence and confidence you can push

to hustle. The hustle takes time and is having the resilience for the long game. I defiantly recommend recapping how an oyster creates a pearl.

What advice would you give your 20-year-old self?

Which area do you want to develop?


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