Are you a Local Content Creator and want to showcase your stuff for a good cause? The Creator’s Ball is just about that – hang out with other local streamers, play games, enter challenges and have fun! All while we promote and raise funds for charity.
Our aim is to raise at least R 10 000.00 for Animal Allies, a Non-profit with an incredible mission and some great success stories.
Details on Animal Allies can be found here: http://animalallies.co.za/about/
So if the above event sounds fun, and you want to get broader exposure for your medium and would like to do your share of good in the world, be sure to sign up and a part of this unique Creators Charity event.
If you aren’t a content creator but want to meet your favorite local YouTuber, Streamer or influencers, be sure to pop by the Nexus – A schedule will be posted prior to the event for visiting times as well as when your favorite creators will be doing what.
Event Details here: http://bit.ly/CBCHalloween18
Creator Registration closes the 24th October: http://bit.ly/CBHalloween18
*As an added bonus, Content Creators that participate get the opportunity to create their very own milkshake flavour that if selected, the Nexus Cafe will then have available on the menu for the whole of November!
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“It’s not always what you’re told, but could also be actions you observe throughout your life,” she said.
Nguyen suggested thinking of advice like feedback. “It’s a gift, and you can choose what you want to do with it,” she said. “You can act on it right away, be inspired to do something else, or just put it in your back pocket for a rainy day.”
1. Do something you enjoy
Someone said to me early on, “Find something you enjoy doing.” When you enjoy what you do, you’re more effective. It’s that simple. When you enjoy the people you work with and what you’re doing, time just passes effortlessly – it doesn’t feel like work and you’re willing to go the extra mile. Sometimes it takes time to find a great fit, but it’s always worth it.
2. Be curious and ask questions
No matter what career stage you are in, whether you are looking for your first post-grad job or have years of experience on your resume, it’s important to never stop learning. Be curious and ask questions.
Many people find themselves paralyzed by the fear of not seeming smart or qualified enough for the job, but even the most successful professionals are constantly asking questions to help inform how they do their jobs, build their confidence, and propel them forward.
3. Say ‘yes’ to the scary stuff
Another career coach once told me to say “yes” to things you don’t think you can do. Whether it’s applying for a higher-level job, taking on a new task at work, or learning a difficult new skill, one of the best ways to rapidly level-up or is to say “yes” to the scary stuff.
This might mean accepting an offer when it’s given to you or proactively suggesting something you’d like to take on. It’s not that you shouldn’t be scared to do these things – be scared and do them anyway.
5. Be a team player
Be a team player, but make sure you are not always the one offering to do the office “housework” – planning the company picnic or holiday party – especially if you’re a woman, as we disproportionately volunteer for unpaid, unrewarded office tasks.
Speaking of being a team player, honor relationships with your colleagues, your clients, and yourself. In this , left to our own devices (excuse the pun), we aren’t connecting. So, be intentional and build relationships. That is what ultimately moves you forward not only in your career, but in your life.
6. Get out of your comfort zone
Don’t be afraid to . Getting out of your is key to getting ready for your next role. Remember, sometimes the ride is bumpy, and you don’t get it perfect the first time, but that’s the process to go through to learn and grow.
7. Be a lifelong learner
The best advice I ever received was to be a lifelong learner – no matter what stage you are in your career. It’s estimated that is about five years. also found that 89% of professionals feel that skills are more important than job titles. Continuous learning allows professionals to be more flexible and adaptable in their career paths, something we know companies value very highly.
8. Always ask, and do what you say you’ll do
Always ask – the worst you’ll hear is “no.” This has turned into a life mantra, and I have found that “no” doesn’t happen very often. Usually, if it’s not exactly what you want, you’ll at least get something more than what you started with.
This is especially important in the context of compensation. It was drilled in my head early on that . From then on, I made the promise to myself I would not allow myself to be part of that statistic, and I even once refused a job because they wouldn’t negotiate with me.
Also, do what you say you’re going to do. Simple as that. Being reliable and dependable is foundational to building trust with others. Business is all about relationships, and without trust, the relationship doesn’t exist. If you model this behavior, you’ll find that you will attract people you can count on.
9. Always be building your brain trust
I didn’t get this advice, but I learned it by doing, and now it’s what I tell others: Always be building your brain trust. This is the web of contacts you can call on when you have questions or need expertise beyond yours.
Meet colleagues you have a good feeling about, but don’t work directly with. Have coffee (virtual or real) with teammates in other locations. Get to know the corporate vendors (digital, legal, policy, creative) who do good work. Follow up with promising job candidates who didn’t get or accept an offer. These are all people you may want to call on over time for ideas, questions, or reality checks. The broader your network, the smarter you’ll be.
10. Don’t do something for the money
The best business advice I ever got was from Dany Levy, the founder of DailyCandy, who started a daily newsletter for millennial women in the early 2000s. I reached out to her as I was starting my first business, CheekyChicago.com, which was an online magazine for women.
Months before I met with Dany, she had to Comcast. One of my first questions was: “How do I make money doing what I’m doing?” She responded, “Don’t think about the money. Build a great platform. Make it the best content it can be. If you do, you’ll grow an audience that loves you, and focus on them. The more you focus on them, the more they will grow. And that’s when the money comes in.”
I have followed that advice with everything I have ever created. I now run a branding agency, and I always have the story, the platform, the heart, the art, and the audience in mind in everything I create. That’s my guiding force. And Dany was right. The money came.
11. Work smarter, not harder
One of my best friends is super , and she always reminds me that no one cares how busy you are. Stop complaining about your workload, sit down,and think about how to do it more efficiently. It’s about working smarter, not harder.
12. Don’t give up
I started out as an editorial assistant at House Beautiful magazine. At the time, Tony Freund was a staff writer for Town & Country magazine, and he told me that if an editor rejects an idea, do not scrap it. Instead, he suggested refining and repitching it to the same editor or trying a new one.