I suck at shopping of any kind. I’m just not very good at it. I’m more comfortable sat in a coffee shop with my laptop writing for a living. That comes naturally. Trawling around shops looking for stuff to buy for myself (let alone others) is a task I dread.
Practice is vital, but over-rehearsing will only make you more nervous and, when the time comes to stand up in front of your audience, you’ll be so obsessed with delivering the brilliant version you performed in the shower that morning that you’ll inevitably make mistakes.
Starting any kind of business is difficult, but creating a commercial enterprise with the people you love can quickly turn into a nightmare. Why, though? Why is it so easy for family businesses to fall apart?
You may think it was a tough decision, but it was actually pretty simple. I didn’t want to be swayed by the crowd and didn’t really have a solid idea of the career path I wanted to head down. University just didn’t reel me in.