What piece of advice do you wish you could give to your 15-year-old self?
Everything is temporary: cherish the good times with people you love and don’t despair during difficult moments. Give before you take. Stop comparing yourself to others. Stay focused and you’ll make it happen.
Be yourself. Many people – in business and in your personal life – will tell you how you’re supposed to behave, feel, and look. But all of this is subjective, and the most important judge for how you should be is yourself.
Have ambitions, dream big, take actions and chase them relentlessly. Everything begins with the seed of an idea – and you can achieve it, no matter what comes your way!
Comfort stalls growth. Just because you are in a place in your professional life that seems to be all you wanted, you should open your eyes a bit wider to see the additional growth possibilities that you will miss while staying heads down. Also, the best growth is not always laced with more money. There are possibilities that you will pass up because they don't offer as much money as you expect. But the intangibles and mentorships are worth more than a couple of thousand dollars.
Keep learning. Life will twist and turn. Mistakes will happen, but if you learn from them, you can adapt, realise your strengths and have growth. It will surprise you but you can also surprise yourself. Have faith.
You are enough just as you are. Stop making somebody else the star of your life – your brother, your father, your future husband. You are the star of your life and you are enough.
Quality over quantity! Surround yourself with people who bring out the best in you, whether that be one friend or ten friends.