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Get Motivated To Pursue Your Dreams Like These Inspiring Women

Oui can do it, yes oui can.

Loving what you do is key to staying sane and feeling successful. But in the pursuit of life and career #goals, staying motivated and finding inspiration doesn’t always come for free.

Sometimes all you need is a little breathing space and some TLC (not the band, but hey listening to ‘No Scrubs’ always makes us feel like a boss).

Alternatively getting by with a little help from your friends (at CHRONICLES OF HER) will do the trick. We profile inspirational women (from entrepreneurs to dancers) in STREET365 and today we’re sharing their motivational career advice and the secrets behind their success.

Keep that fire burning and read the quotes below.

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Lucy Williams, Influencer & Writer

“Your career and life will always surprise you, your dream job may end up being one you don’t even know about.”

“Work hard, be nice to people and don’t burn bridges as you never know when you’ll need someone’s help again.”

“For aspiring bloggers: be prepared to work lots of additional hours on top of your day job, invest in a good camera and web designer and have coffee with just about everyone.”

“Try not to repeat the well-trodden path and think of a new way to communicate that’s unique to you.”

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Lucy Williams, Influencer & Writer

“Your career and life will always surprise you, your dream job may end up being one you don’t even know about.”

“Work hard, be nice to people and don’t burn bridges as you never know when you’ll need someone’s help again.”

“For aspiring bloggers: be prepared to work lots of additional hours on top of your day job, invest in a good camera and web designer and have coffee with just about everyone.”

“Try not to repeat the well-trodden path and think of a new way to communicate that’s unique to you.”

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Nicola Collie, Dance Artist & Filmmaker

“Be persistent and restless, not everything you do will hit the wall and stick but when it does it’s incredibly rewarding.”

“Don’t get hung up on having one role or dream.”

“Taking the reigns at times is needed and knowing when to step back is important too.”

“You should genuinely feel as though you have something to offer because that will keep you motivated.”

“Share confidence with the people around you and keep learning from them, even if they are not in the same field as you.”

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Nicola Collie, Dance Artist & Filmmaker

“Be persistent and restless, not everything you do will hit the wall and stick but when it does it’s incredibly rewarding.”

“Don’t get hung up on having one role or dream.”

“Taking the reigns at times is needed and knowing when to step back is important too.”

“You should genuinely feel as though you have something to offer because that will keep you motivated.”

“Share confidence with the people around you and keep learning from them, even if they are not in the same field as you.”

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Jane McFarland, Fashion Features Editor

“Ask questions, but not too many – learn on the job!”

“Leave a lasting memory and be nice to people.”

“As industries evolve, it’s important to know all aspects; PR, marketing, e-commerce, social media and CRM are as important as styling or writing.”

“Stay curious, keep reading and never think you know it all.”

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Jane McFarland, Fashion Features Editor

“Ask questions, but not too many – learn on the job!”

“Leave a lasting memory and be nice to people.”

“As industries evolve, it’s important to know all aspects; PR, marketing, e-commerce, social media and CRM are as important as styling or writing.”

“Stay curious, keep reading and never think you know it all.”

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Yasmin Suteja, Photographer & Talent Agent

“When it comes to public speaking have no fear – just try it because the more you do it the more you’ll realise that it’s not that scary.”

“It’s totally fine to make mistakes because it will be forgotten in no time – we’re only human.”

“Things move too fast these days for anyone to fuss over you stumbling over some words.”

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Yasmin Suteja, Photographer & Talent Agent

“When it comes to public speaking have no fear – just try it because the more you do it the more you’ll realise that it’s not that scary.”

“It’s totally fine to make mistakes because it will be forgotten in no time – we’re only human.”

“Things move too fast these days for anyone to fuss over you stumbling over some words.”

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Laura Bannister, Editor & Writer

“I’d recommend interning as much as possible and find experienced people who have time for you.”

“Stay late, ask questions and take criticism.”

“When it comes to writing, the only way to get better is to read voraciously.”

“Squeeze as much reading (of decent material) as you can into the day.”

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Laura Bannister, Editor & Writer

“I’d recommend interning as much as possible and find experienced people who have time for you.”

“Stay late, ask questions and take criticism.”

“When it comes to writing, the only way to get better is to read voraciously.”

“Squeeze as much reading (of decent material) as you can into the day.”

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Georgie Wood-Weber, Intern

“For interns: do anything they ask of you with a smile.”

“Be proactive and network because you never know who you might meet and how they may be able to help you in the future.”

“If you are looking for an internship or a job email around, you never know who may be hiring. If that fails, try other ways to get in touch with people through social media.”

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Georgie Wood-Weber, Intern

“For interns: do anything they ask of you with a smile.”

“Be proactive and network because you never know who you might meet and how they may be able to help you in the future.”

“If you are looking for an internship or a job email around, you never know who may be hiring. If that fails, try other ways to get in touch with people through social media.”

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