The fourth thing I wish I'd known is...
I wish I’d known that being cheeky will get you everywhere.
I wish I’d known I could get away with being cheeky - to ask for stuff I thought I hadn’t got a chance in hell of getting. I wish I’d known I didn't have to be the ‘good girl’ and instead I could embrace my inner cheekiness.
See the thing is, I want to bring a smile to people’s faces through my work and if I’m not myself I can’t do that. Sometimes being cheeky has no other agenda than to make people laugh, other times it’s a way of making a point - when there are situations where I feel something needs to be challenged I often find it the best way to respond – I think to myself, do I get angry? Do I stay quiet? No, I should be cheeky.
Meet Bernard... the guy who called me infantile, whiny, psuedo honest, unprofessional, too enamoured with myself and my talents and not grown up enough to be in this industry. I could have got angry, I could have stayed quiet, but I chose to write a cheeky open letter to him instead:
(Bernard is still getting me work by the way)
Other examples of comedy social media cheekiness...
After seeing lots of half naked women selling completely unrelated products on my LinkedIn feed, I thought I'd see if I could do it with my own artwork. ;)