The Best Advice You've Ever Received

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The women of Connect: Professional Women's Network share the advice that's made a difference in their lives. For more great advice, check out LinkedIn's "Best Advice" package: http://www.linkedin.com/today/se/bestadvice To learn more about Connect and join the group, visit http://www.linkedin.com/womenconnect

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  • Lesson LearnedThe women of Connect: Professional Womens Networkshare the best advice theyve ever received.2013 LinkedIn Corporation. All Rights Reserved.
  • You control the moment. Rather than cautiously test the water, dive straight into life with abandon. Imagine the person you want to be and the life you want to live, then commit to them. And whatever you do, wherever you go, dont be afraid to make a splash.LaVerne Rayford Independent Consultant2012 LinkedIn Corporation. All Rights Reserved. CONNECT: PROFESSIONAL WOMENS NETWORK 2
  • Heres the BEST advice I received from my Mom: Own your life. Do not worry about the things you cant change. The outcome: I learned to take care of myself. I mastered the art of moving on. I use my past to set goals for my future. I keep getting better and better. Ivette Dupuis Global HR Gal2013 LinkedIn Corporation. All Rights Reserved. CONNECT: PROFESSIONAL WOMENS NETWORK 3
  • Its OK to be human. I made a HUGE mistake at a job and instead of yelling (or firing me!) my boss asked, "Did you learn anything?" The "unspoken" advice was dont beat yourself up for not being "perfect." Kim Anderson Pick yourself up, dust yourself off and get back in the ring with your Receptionist new perspective!2013 LinkedIn Corporation. All Rights Reserved. CONNECT: PROFESSIONAL WOMENS NETWORK 4
  • If you arent afraid of your next step, you arent pushing yourself enough.Jackie GhedineAssociate Publisher of Ad Age2013 LinkedIn Corporation. All Rights Reserved. CONNECT: PROFESSIONAL WOMENS NETWORK 5
  • When you are presented with a choice: major, minor or in-between where to live, what color to paint your place, which job to take the best advice Ive gotten is to choose. Just choose one or the Pamela Koller other, because whichever you choose, it will work out. And it has. Administrative Professional2013 LinkedIn Corporation. All Rights Reserved. CONNECT: PROFESSIONAL WOMENS NETWORK 6
  • You have no limits but those you impose upon yourself! Jessica Renard Recruiter and Career Coach2013 LinkedIn Corporation. All Rights Reserved. CONNECT: PROFESSIONAL WOMENS NETWORK 7
  • Marybeth Tawfik "What you feed will grow." So now I am careful to give my attention Quilter to what I want to get more of, not less of!2013 LinkedIn Corporation. All Rights Reserved. CONNECT: PROFESSIONAL WOMENS NETWORK 8
  • Within the classroom as well as in everyday settings, I remind my fellow nurses to listen to that voice in their head. Too many times, we dismiss that feeling we get if a situation gives us pause. We need toLisa Drews, RN empower each other to know we are strong and intelligentOnline Coordinator individuals who are creating a strong vision for the future.2013 LinkedIn Corporation. All Rights Reserved. CONNECT: PROFESSIONAL WOMENS NETWORK 9
  • "Dont burn the candle at both ends. But pick one end and burn the hell out of it." This was from a former boss who saw me coming in early and staying late every day. She was right; its important to keep Elinor Buxton a sustainable pace. Slomba Storycrafter2013 LinkedIn Corporation. All Rights Reserved. CONNECT: PROFESSIONAL WOMENS NETWORK 10
  • If were not having fun, why are we doing it?? Sharon BiceMarketing Manager2013 LinkedIn Corporation. All Rights Reserved. CONNECT: PROFESSIONAL WOMENS NETWORK 11
  • When I was younger, a boss told me, "You cant be everything to everybody" when he saw I was trying to be the perfect wife, mother, supervisor. It made me take a second look at what I was doing to Pamela Bunt myself, and see that some things are okay to let go of. Someone Director of else WILL take care of it. Association Affairs2013 LinkedIn Corporation. All Rights Reserved. CONNECT: PROFESSIONAL WOMENS NETWORK 12
  • Do NOT "quit" out of fear, uncertainty, or doubt. Be the person that you would want to work with and/or for. Take responsibility for your "energy" that you bring to other people.Anne Marie BassIntegrated Digital & Social Marketing2013 LinkedIn Corporation. All Rights Reserved. CONNECT: PROFESSIONAL WOMENS NETWORK 13
  • Join the conversation!Connect: Professional Womens Network, Powered by Citi, is anonline community on LinkedIn that helps women achieve thecareers they want and discuss the issues relevant to their success.For more great insights from Connect members,check out the discussions: Whats the Best Advice Youve Ever Received Finish this sentence: The best advice I ever received was...Visit linkedin.com/womenconnect for more informationand to join the Connect group! You can also read moreadvice from LinkedIns thought leaders here.Photo credits:Slide 4: Sandra Sweet/FlickrSlide 5: berenicegg/FlickrSlide 7: pcruciatti/Shutterstock.comSlide 13: lastbeats/Flickr2013 LinkedIn Corporation. All Rights Reserved. CONNECT: PROFESSIONAL WOMENS NETWORK 14
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