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Advice for ‘Starting Something You Love’ – #1: Pete Waterman

At the beginning of 2011 we started a campaign called Start Something You Love. We kicked it off on 19th January with our big Esc winter party in front of 600 people at Guanabara bar in central London.

We are now following it up with 365 bits of advice from real people who are doing interesting and inspirational things with their lives. And we asked them all the same question:

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ESC’S QUESTION: “HOW CAN I START SOMETHING I LOVE?”

PETE WATERMAN’S ANSWER:

“Don’t worry, be happy.

“Seriously. The ability to avoid stressing yourself (and others) out by worrying too much is the single most important one to have if you want to be happy. Any time you find yourself worrying, instead dwell on your confidence in yourself and the nature of others around you.

“People have a hard time understanding when they ask if I’m afraid of mechanical problems in the middle of nowhere and I respond “I look forward to it!”  There’s always an interesting result when something goes wrong, so why worry about it? Our fear causes us to make such a big deal out of things we then easily deal with. Be chill.”

Pete Waterman – TrackPete: swapping IT for big adventures

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NOW DO THREE THINGS: