Best Advice We've Ever Been Given - AMA with Alex and Mimi
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:
Should I drop out of university if I’m not feeling it? [0:48]
What should I do next now I’ve finished my studies? [12:19]
How do I overcome resistance when creating? [21:52]
How do I overcome social awkwardness while I’m developing my career? [28:15]
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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Produced by Jason Sanderson - Podcast Tech