SAY IT FORWARD, A SOCIALLY CURATED SELECTION OF ADVICE
We all can use a boost every now and again & last night I thought what better way to curate a selection of great advice then from my lovely social community. Here’s the best of the best. Take some and pass it on-
@CBernardDesign: “Never make someone a priority who considers you an option.”
@Its_AishaPR: “In the very moment you want to give up, give it all you got! You’re on the brink of your breakthrough.”
@xoxo_rabiah: “Easy is instant gratification. Hard is a lifetime of satisfaction.”
@bella_fyfe: “If you have to cry, go outside.” – @peoplesrev
@MonikaMakeup: “Always have a little savings aside that only you know about.”
@lizlange: “Shut out the naysayers. Before someone does something new, no one ever thinks it’s a good idea.”
@SariCloset: “Be true to yourself. You will stop caring what others think of you when you realize how rarely they actually do.”
@titasays: “Being nice is not a fault, it’s an asset. But you need to draw the line between being nice + being a pushover.” – Aliza Licht
@laughschopcry: “Know your history in order to move toward a brighter future.”
@designersartist: “When you fall down 7 times, you get up 8.”
@spacedkat: “You can tell how successful you are by how much you are criticized.”
@NOVAFashionWeek: “Laugh in the face of fear because even fear can be afraid.”
@robyngrona: “The truth will always come out in the wash. Always…so don’t lie.”
@lisamcoulson: “It’s who you know that gets you in the door, but it’s what you know that keeps you there.”
@GishHeart: “Have a plan and be ready to change it.”
@timschroederCHI: “Promise less, deliver more.”
@dewelldesigns: “Never ever complain. It helps nothing.”
@KJaylin: “Don’t let where you start dictate were you finish!”
@PhillipAndreNgu: “If you have no shadows, you are not standing in the light.”
@StyleMusee: “Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.”
- George Bernard Shaw
@bexmarie: “Always be nice, you never know what someone else is going through.”
@benthal: “If the cards are stacked against you.. Reshuffle the deck.”
@AriaTweets: “I don’t know what’s going to happen to me tomorrow. That’s why I don’t save the best for the last.” - @PaoloCoelho
@TheMadamEditor: “The only person who gives anyone the permission to mess with you, is you. See yourself the way you want the world to see you.”
@whitebookagency: “Life is full of ups/downs. Be nice to people on your way up, they may be the same people you see on your way down.”
@ashhdeno: “Be careful who you put your hand in the fire for.”
@TiaraBeth: “If you want to fly with the eagles, you can’t hang with the turkeys.”
@euniek: “Never dull your shine for somebody else.” - @TheNotebook
Just be yourself right? Well maybe not. Today @NancyD68 asked the Twitterverse: “What nail polish would be best w/ a navy blouse & skirt for a job interview tomorrow?”
"Nude or pale pink" one person answered.
"Red #Power" I said. Well to be fair, you’re reading the words of someone who wore red nail polish on her wedding day. Why? Because I like it. Is it bridal? No. Do I care about conventional rules? Not really. So that leaves: is red nail polish (or any out-there color) appropriate for the workplace or a much scarier prospect- the job interview.
My feeling is if you’re not going to get hired because you wore red nail polish, I bet you wouldn’t want to work there anyway. But the bigger question is should you squash yourself into the mold you think the interviewer/company will best relate to?
To me if you pretend to be someone on an interview and then turn into your “real” self once you get your phone extension, the joke will eventually be on you. But do you need to shock and awe the person interviewing you? Nah probably not the best strategy. I think it’s important to show the best possible version of YOU. Not the best possible version of someone ELSE.
As someone who hires, I want the cover to tell me something about the book. Publishers feel the same way right? I don’t want to be tricked. I want to know what I’m buying.