Friday — Test
This is it guys. The final day of the final Sprint of the Academy. Sad times indeed. But I’m sure it’s not the end of your collaborations as a group of awesome human beings.
Here are my final thoughts for today, to make this the best experience it can be:
1. Have fun
Because it’s only work!
And I think we do our best work when we’re relaxed and happy and keep things light. It’s easy to get caught up in the stress of the day-to-day and forget that we’re all just silly messy people trying to figure life out.
So have fun. Stay light. Make each other laugh.
2. Document / Keep things
You’re all about to head into different worlds. Whether you stay at Camelot or Freeformers, or enter some new adventure: this short phase of your lives is over.
Whatever you do next it’ll be great to have the pictures, presentations, words, and ideas that you’ve built over the last 12 months. That’s yours! Grab as much of it as you can. You’ll need it for your portfolio/CV.
And it’s also just nice to have for the memories.
3. Be humble
Because nobody likes a douchebag. There are too many people in the business world with massive egos who think they are better than everyone else.
Please don’t be one of those people.
I’ve spent the last 10 years trying to be as humble and respectful of others as possible. This doesn’t mean you have to let people walk all over you. Not at all. You can have your own opinions and tell people what you think. But I think it should be with a humility and respect that others deserve.
4. Work hard
This is the boring one that we all know we have to do but often don’t want to.
You have to work bloody hard to do well!
Sometimes you just have to do a 06:00–23:00 day. Sometimes you just have to suck it up and do that task that you don’t want to do. Sometimes you have to sit for hours figuring out a problem that you just can’t figure out.
But that’s what work is. It’s not always fun and easy. It’s not always rewarding. Even when you’re doing your dream job.
So work hard. Don’t complain. If you hate your job, quit and find another one.
And good luck! Sorry I (and we) can’t be there for this guys. It’s been such a pleasure to work with you over the last 12 months. You’re awesome. And don’t forget to keep in touch on LinkedIn, Instagram, or email.