“Older and wiser.” We’ve all heard that phrase and maybe even used it when doling out career advice to those just starting out, but, as many of PR veterans realize, there was a time when we didn’t have the experience to know better.
It could have been a lapse in judgment, ignoring a burgeoning trend (Anyone remember referring to the Internet as “the worldwide Web?” I do.) or through that often combustible mix of youth and bravado, we thought we could do it better than anyone else, especially our superiors.
Today, I couldn’t be happier with my own career path as a communications strategist and PR/pop culture expert, but it took some twists and turns along the way to get there. It got me thinking about what others may have experienced. I set to the task of canvassing successful PR and communication pros and received extremely insightful and truthful responses.
It can be tough to look back and remember your mistakes, but not if you eventually learn from them, and better yet, pass on that good advice.