The biggest piece of advice I can give anyone who is looking to jump into a new industry is FIND A MENTOR! I have absolutely no idea how I became so blessed to find the ones that I have now but I am not letting them go anywhere (sorry guys, you’re stuck with me).ANYWAY…
Mentors are like little gifts from the heavens that only release you on your own once your wings have developed. However, they never actually leave. Mentors (good ones at least) will always be either watching over you or be a short email (thank you technology) away.
I could go on an on about what it takes to be a good mentor or why my mentors are the best (which I would love to do) but I want to focus on why you need a mentor, because trust me…everyone needs one.