I recently had a discussion with the head of production at a digital studio about his journey and advice he’d have for those just beginning theirs! His guide is useful for anyone that has ever taken a risk and challenged themselves in their career.

Time Management

  • Allocate your time wisely throughout the day
  • Work smarter, not harder
  • Create a ‘routine for success’ of how you spend your time

Conflict Resolution Skills

  • Learn how to resolve conflict and move on
  • Resolve issues quickly, fairly and respectfully so people understand and accept your decisions even if they do not agree. This is paramount to success.

Pay Now, or Pay More Later

  • Decide where and what you are willing to compromise on
  • Use the resources at hand, and realize that if you skimp now, you will end up paying more later
  • If you need $100 to start a business and only have $75, if you try to start one with $75 it will cost you $125 in the end

Know Your Landscape

  • Understand your place in the food chain within your job as well as within the industry
  • Understand your brand in the food chain compared to competition. Look at the world at large and know who else is out there trying to do the same thing
  • Know what you don’t know. This will help you to educate yourself on what you need to know, and surround yourself with people that know what you do not

Calmer Head Prevails

  • Do what you have to do to stay balanced
  • Recognize that when doing business, be logical as well as emotional, but keep them balanced. Do what makes sense in the situation for the greatest long-term benefit.