Best Advice We've Ever Been Given - AMA with Alex and Mimi

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This one of our favourite ways to interact with you, our lovely audience, today we are answering your questions that you’ve sent in to us, again.

Here are the 5 questions that were asked this week:

  1. Should I drop out of university if I’m not feeling it? [0:48]

  2. What should I do next now I’ve finished my studies? [12:19]

  3. How do I overcome resistance when creating? [21:52]

  4. How do I overcome social awkwardness while I’m developing my career? [28:15]

  5. What is the best advice you’ve ever been given? [37:35]

These are some super exciting questions that really got us thinking. Alex and Mimi discuss their thoughts and experiences around the questions you sent in. Let’s start!


Should I drop out of university if I’m not feeling it?

  • Mimi drops out of college on 3rd semester

  • What does school mean to employers interviewing for new positions

  • Investing in yourself by saving yourself from huge amounts of debt

  • Being excited about what your studying is the only way to learn

  • Parents usually want status disguised as a college education

  • Possibilities for the education system to embrace the changes in society

  • Building relationships is the best thing about college

“School doesn’t prepare you for a lot of things we need in life, like communication and selling yourself, these are the important things, you’re always selling yourself or an idea” - Mimi - [14:22]

What should I do next now I’ve finished my studies?

  • Following your curiosity, let that be your guiding path

  • Once you’ve found an idea, for results you need to commit to it

  • There’s 1000’s of people trying for the same position, what can you do to stand out?

  • Using your youth as time for experimentation

  • Play risky while you have nothing to lose

  • Entrepreneurship is sexy but not for everyone

“While your in your 20’s, that’s not a time to play safe, that’s a time to be shooting for your dreams” - Alex - [18:19]

How do I overcome resistance when creating?

  • Getting out of your own way is the only way to start creating

  • The perfectionist myth that stops people in their tracks

  • Are you impacting people’s lives in positive way with the content you make

  • The people who keep going are really the only people creating the best stuff

  • Even the best have their insecurities

  • Create a higher purpose around your content creation

  • Do it for yourself not validation

“It’s sort of like having a treasure, you can keep it to yourself, keep it inside, or you can share it with the world, like giving a gift” -  Mimi [25:10]

How do I overcome social awkwardness as I’m developing in my career?

  • Going that extra mile will make people feel special

  • Not every social situation is black and white, be intuitive with interactions

  • Become fascinated and inquisitive with people in general

  • Don’t take it personally when people don’t want to chat

  • Create a vision for yourself for inspiration and how/where you want to be

  • Be yourself and be PRESENT when talking to someone

What is the best advice you’ve ever been given?

  • Persistence is genius in disguise for Alex

  • Nike’s JUST DO IT is winning for Mimi

  • Virtual mentorship, soaking up information from everywhere

  • Don’t be delusional, but keep going, even when you don’t feel like!

  • Small steps at a time

“It’s not because I’m smarter, it’s not because I’m better, it’s because i just do it” - Mimi [41:50]

Find books and resources here:

The Defining Decade - Why Your Twenties Matter--And How to Make the Most of Them Now by Meg Jay

Shoe Dog - A Memoir by the Creator of Nike by Phil Knight

Do The Work - Overcome Resistance and Get Out of Your Own Way by Steven Pressfield

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