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What’s the best advice you’ve ever been given?

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What’s the best advice you’ve ever been given?

Q: What’s the best advice you’ve ever been given?

A: Throughout my career I have been offered much advice from a number of people that I admire. My favourite, and the one that I keep returning to, is to back myself.

That seemingly simple piece of advice has encouraged me to move from one of the largest publishing companies to one of the smallest, from newspapers to magazines, from print to digital and from the comfort of my functional expertise to the C-suite.

It takes confidence and courage to back yourself. If they are in short supply then do what I did and find someone who believes in you who can help talk you through it. After you have backed yourself once with success, you will find it increasingly easy to do so in the future.  Once your self-belief will start to grow, you will be difficult to stop. Go for it!

If you have any questions that you would like answered along the way, submit them in the comments below and I promise to respond in an upcoming post.


Marina Go

Marina Go is Chair of the Wests Tigers NRL Club, a non-executive director of Autosports Group and author of the business book for women, Break Through: 20 Success Strategies for Female Leaders. She was previously GM of Hearst Australia at Bauer Media. Boss magazine named her as one of 20 True Leaders of 2016. Marina has over 25 years of leadership experience in the media industry including senior leadership roles at Fairfax, Pacific, Emap, Bauer and Private Media, where she was CEO and founder of the career women’s website Women’s Agenda. She is a director of digital startup Daily Siren, and also a member of the Advisory Boards of the Walkley Foundation, The Australian Republican Movement and Women’s Agenda.