Know your story
In order to best promote yourself online, you must know your strengths and weaknesses. You know yourself best, and so it is up to you to harness your experiences and present the best version of yourself. When making connections on social media, such as LinkedIn, you need to know what it is that you are able to bring to this relationship, making it meaningful for the other person.
Surround yourself with inspirational people
‘Ronke uses Skype to mentor young adults in developing countries. These young adults are devoted to improving their countries from within, and ‘Ronke is constantly inspired by the work they do. Similarly Fiona described the environment of the tech industry, and the smart and ambitious individuals it attracts. This encourages you to become more competitive and constantly challenging you to push your progress.
It is okay to fail
As Shola said, F.A.I.L = First Attempt In Learning. The journey to becoming an academic, lawyer, and mother, has not been easy for Shola. She spoke of how she failed the New York Bar (a notoriously difficult exam) three times, juggling an MBA, full time job, and three children, simultaneously, but her determination eventually led her to achieve this qualification. Failure doesn’t mean you’re not good enough, you just need to take a step back, reassess, and go again. The only perception of failure that is important is yours.