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Advice for ‘Starting Something You Love’ – #31: Saya Hillman

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?”

SAYA’S ANSWER:

“Don’t be afraid to ask for help.
Write thank you notes.  Or at the very least, say “Thank you.”
Don’t be afraid of self-promotion.
Aim ridiculously high.  Even if you fall short, you’ll still be among the stars.
Karma is real.  Give back.
Be proactive.
Do cross-promotion.  Find someone who has a similar clientele to you and offer to promote his/her business to your network, if he/she does the same.
If you’re miserable, get out.  If you’re just neutral, get out.  You should LOVE what you do!”

The story of an accidental entrepreneur:

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NOW DO THREE THINGS: