Founder & Managing Director of The M Agency, Emma Triggs has given her top tips for women who are trying to make it in the industry.
I am very proud to have become a successful woman in the world of marketing, advertising and entertainment. To celebrate International Women’s Day today, here are some of my top tips for making it in the industry.
Know where you want to go in your career and plan how to get there.
If you don’t know where you want to go, how do you expect to get there? I believe that determining where you want to go in your career should be the hardest part. Once you establish this, you can start planning how to get there.
Stay focused on your goals and aim to exceed them.
Review your goals every few months and check to see if you are on track. Don’t get distracted by other influences, just focus on doing what needs to be done. I use this as an insurance policy. Set the goal, up the ante a bit, and aim for that. It is far more rewarding to smash a goal rather than just meet it.
Get over the fear of failure and put your hand up in the workplace for anything you think you can do well.
Be confident. Confidence can make or break everything you do. Know you can do it and believe in yourself. Putting your hand up shows initiative, commitment, good character and can be the perfect opportunity for you to show what you are made of. Don’t be the person who is always too busy; we are all busy these days. If you don’t put your hand up, someone else will, and you may miss the perfect opportunity to showcase your talents and the potential you have in the company.
Get out there and meet people in and around your industry. This is where the magic can happen, that chance meeting could be your biggest win. It can also be fun.
Be nice and enjoy what you do.
You can’t help but love working with nice people who genuinely enjoy what they do. It’s infectious.
Happy International Women’s Day and Congratulations to all the amazing women out there!