9 career tips for the next generation of PR professionals

What would you tell newcomers to help them succeed and avoid the mistakes you made?

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I’m a lucky guy. Most days I wake up and am excited to go to work. I work with clients and people I respect and enjoy spending time with. I have creative freedom in my work. I have flexibility in my schedule. And, I live and die by my own decisions as a business owner. Starting my own business has been the best thing that’s happened to me professionally, and I’m thankful for the opportunities I have each and every day.

That hasn’t come without a ton of hard work. It also hasn’t come without help from a lot of people. My head spins when I think about all the people who helped me get to where I am today.

I couldn’t possibly list everyone who has impacted my professional life the last 16-plus years. Much like parenting, it really does take a village. But, I can do my part to give back to an industry and community that’s done so much for me. It’s why I co-founded HAPPO and why I continue to create The HAPPO Report each week.

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