Let’s be real, we all need a little #peptalk and #cheerleading from time to time. So if this week is getting the better of you? We [seriously] get it, and want to share some TDP life lessons that will take your week from a Monday morning panic, to a Fri-YAY afternoon delight [they’ve helped us overcome some of our MOST challenging situations!].


So let’s wave goodbye to self-doubt and say hello to self-confidence, one [TDP] life lesson at a time.

In order to build up the courage to be disliked [inevitable when running your own business], you have to focus more on liking yourself, as opposed to finding the courage to be disliked.  When you like yourself, you worry less about the inevitable dislike you’ll come across. When I learnt this? … a lot changed for me.

It’s ok not to be amazing at everything. If you stick to what you’re good at and be honest about the things that you’re not, then you’ll end up delivering work that you can be super proud of. That doesn’t mean you should stop learning new things, but just a reminder that one person cannot be good at everything so just be confident in the things you know you will absolutely nail!

Never give up on your passion!! If you chase what truly makes your heart sing, set yourself achievable goals each quarter and keep chipping away until you are at the point to back yourself in for achieving that dream? Nothing can stop you from achieving your ultimate career. I’m a big believer in what you write down as a goal, somehow has a way of becoming reality. There’s power in goal setting.


Katie:  I thrived as a freelancer when I really took on the phrase “you do you, boo”. It’s more of a ‘stick to your own lane’ kind of lesson! Don’t worry too much about what others are doing on their journeys, just stick to what you do best! Not just in your career… but in life as well.

Tess: I have a very strong sense of justice and sticking to the rules which I definitely learnt from my dad [I don’t walk the red light out of principle kinda thing], and I believe that you should always trust the truth in your heart and stand up for yourself and what’s right [even when it’s hard!].

You don’t have to be polite. My mum is a big fan of not being polite to people who are making you uncomfortable. We are taught as women to minimise and make people happy, and by doing that we make ourselves smaller. I don’t want to do that and I don’t want that for other women either. 

Never underestimate yourself or your experience. You are capable of so much more than you give yourself credit for! I almost didn’t apply for this job [my DREAM job] because I was #selfdoubting so hard. Luckily, I had an amazing cheer squad in my corner that gave me the confidence boost I needed to take a risk and follow my dreams. So next time you want something? Go. for. it.