Trust yourself and your instincts
Above all, don’t lower your sights or shrink yourself to make others feel less insecure
Don’t let anyone stick labels on you or profess to tell you where you’re going or what you should be doing
Don’t let yourself play down to your environment, if you can’t reform it then change it altogether
Don’t take advice from anyone you wouldn’t be happy to swap places with
Back yourself – you’re better than you think, just don’t be afraid to screw up and be embarrassed sometimes
Some people might be more expensively educated than you who live in leafier postcodes and dine in pricier supermarkets but they’re not any smarter, hardworking or better than you.