What are some of the best pieces of advice you've received, and from whom?
- •Ask.I've noticed a pattern in advice from therapists, business people, teachers and celeb autobiographies. Ask for what you want. Think someone is funny and want to collab? Ask. Feeling overwhelmed and need help on a project? Ask. Think you deserve a promotion? Ask. We're all afraid to be rejected, or look dumb, but it's really surprising to see how willing people are to help when you take the leap.
- •Look it up.My mom always taught me that I could find any answer to any question by looking it up, researching, reading, or finding the right person to ask. It's pretty much never wrong, and if you can't find the answer anywhere, maybe that means you need to figure it out and let the world know. She always made me feel like my brain had the ability to unlock the whole world, and I can't think of better advice than that.
- •Treat them the way you would want to be treated.Again, from my mom. This one seems obvious, because everyone hears it, and everyone knows it. But I really do try to approach everyone like this, and it's made for a really beautiful life so far, full of respect and friendships with solid communication. Even when a stranger is being a douchebag, I think of this, and being nice to them at the very minimum makes me feel really superior 😊 Really though, think of what our world would be like if everyone tried to live with this in mind.
- •Wear sunscreen.Baz Luhrman. Ok, now I'll stop, and go make my own list already 😁 https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=sTJ7AzBIJoI