Advice From The Experts: Social Media Life Tips

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Advice From The Experts: Social Media Life Tips

Although it might feel like your life revolves around work – especially in the current climate – it’s good to take a step back and appreciate life. 

In the third instalment of ‘Advice From The Experts’ feature, we ask Rob Social Republic’s CEO and Davina, Social Republic’s Senior Account Executive their top tips for a happy life. 

In the blog they reveal their important advice for their younger self as well as how they keep happy and inspired.

What top tips would you give to your younger self?

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Rob: Ask for help – it’s easy to try everything on your own, whether that’s related to work or your personal life. Asking others for advice or support can often be the best choice you will make. After all, two heads are better than one.

 Making mistakes is a positive – We all make mistakes, it’s natural, doing so can benefit you in the long-term as long as you learn from them. Identify, adapt and improve.

Do what makes you happy – You will spend most of your day working, so it’s imperative that you do something you love, and if it’s not for you, then make that change. This also applies to personal focuses, whether that’s supporting charities, campaigning for a cause you’re passionate about or something entirely different, make it happen. And if you can combine both work and personal passions together, even better.”

Davina: Be more confident and assertive. Don’t be afraid to go with your gut. It’s easy to overthink and allow your opinion to be overshadowed, especially when you’re new to an industry or position.

Be sure to voice your ideas – there’s nothing worse than thinking ‘what if?’

Worry less – what will be, will be. As long as you do your best, there’s nothing else you can do. Making mistakes is part of the learning process – and it’s something that we all do along the way.  

Invest your time in an organisation who wants you to see you flourish and become better as a person and within your career.”

What’s your tip for a happy life?

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Rob: Go your own way – don’t let others sway you.

Sometimes it can be easy to take things at face value and to be envious of those we see in the media, whether that’s on a streaming show or social media, but that’s not always the full story.

Do what makes you happy and be yourself, nobody can take that away from you.

Support others when and how you can, just being there can be the greatest help of all for some.”

Davina: Self care is a must and don’t be afraid to say no.

What is your favourite inspirational quote?

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Rob: Matthew McConaughey – Oscar Acceptance Speech 2014

“And to my hero, that’s who I chase. Now when I was 15 years old, I have a very important person in my life come to me and say, “Who is your hero?”. And I said I don’t know I gotta think about that, give me a couple of weeks. I come back two weeks later, this person comes up and says “Who’s your hero?” And so I thought about it and I said you know who it is, it’s me in 10 years.

So I turn 25, 10 years later that same person comes to me and goes “so are you a hero?” And I was like, not even close. No, no, no. She said, “Why?” I said because my hero is me at 35. So you see every day, every week, every month and every year of my life, my hero is always 10 years away. I’m never going to beat my hero. I’m not going to obtain that, I know I’m not. And that’s just fine with me because that keeps me with somebody to keep on chasing.

“And to my hero, that’s who I chase. Now when I was 15 years old, I have a very important person in my life come to me and say, “Who is your hero?”. And I said I don’t know I gotta think about that, give me a couple of weeks. I come back two weeks later, this person comes up and says “Who’s your hero?” And so I thought about it and I said you know who it is, it’s me in 10 years.

So I turn 25, 10 years later that same person comes to me and goes “so are you a hero?” And I was like, not even close. No, no, no. She said, “Why?” I said because my hero is me at 35. So you see every day, every week, every month and every year of my life, my hero is always 10 years away. I’m never going to beat my hero. I’m not going to obtain that, I know I’m not. And that’s just fine with me because that keeps me with somebody to keep on chasing.

So, to any of us, whatever those things are, whatever that is we look up to, whatever it is we look forward to, and whoever it is we are chasing to that I say amen. To that I say alright, alright, alright. And to that I say just keep living huh. Thank you.””

Davina: When life gives you Monday, dip it in glitter and sparkle all day.

 Because who wouldn’t want to sparkle all day?”

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What tips would you give your younger self?

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