Sometimes you might not have all the information, but people look to you for decisions, direction, and guidance.
Don't ever sell yourself short. Don't ever aim low.
The late Donald Murray, my Pulitzer Prize-winning professor at the University of New Hampshire, shared some advice that I have never forgotten.
Never stay too long at a party, always reward your associates before they ask to be rewarded, and always be honest so you can avoid ever having a sleepless night.
Never take a job if the leader can't explain where they are headed. If there is no vision and plan, there is no win.
My office is filled with toys, and what gets the most attention is my army of Vinylmation figures from Disney World.
A mentor would always remind me that in PR, at the end of the day, all we really have is our personal reputation.
It is not about the learning moment, but about how you react, learn, and adapt when things do not work out as planned.
I've made my share of mistakes, but I don't regret them. Every step I've taken along the career path has led me to where I am today. I like to look forward, not back.
Always lead by example and take care of those around you.