What I Learned After 4 Years at an Agency
Updated: Jul 25, 2018
(Found this in an old notebook I used for reflection)
I was the first hire for a startup digital marketing agency. I relocated for the unique opportunity where I would be able to build an agency with them. I found the Design business. What a journey.
Here are 7 things I learned
1. You CAN make a difference - Look for unique opportunities. They are out there. They craft your story.
2. Step out of your comfort zone, often - It's part of the maturity process.
3. No such thing as a backward step - Friends called me crazy for taking up the role but it was actually my way of moving forward. Perspective.
4. Embrace culture - You learn a lot from people from diverse backgrounds, ages & cultures. Be open to it.
5. Don't do things for money - I was being paid a 1/4 of what I was earning previously. I even worked paycheck to paycheck for the first 18 months, literally.
6. When Designers (staff in general) grow & leave, it's a great thing - It's evidence that we did our job. Stale employees are bad for business. Give them purpose.
7. It's a very small world - Don't I know it.
(8. Melbourne > Sydney) ;)
What would YOU add? Have a great weekend!