Grad Bites: How to Stay Positive When Things Don’t Go to Plan

The occasional knockbacks are inevitable for all of us, but having the right mindset can help to drive positive changes in your life. Hear some inspiring views on coping strategies and how to stay positive and motivated during tough times.


Grad Bites: How to Stay Positive When Things Don’t Go to Plan


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About our contributors:

Thank you Tamsin, Matt, Adam, Amber, Bruce, Alessandra and Michael 😀
Tamsin now works in marketing for jewellery and luxury goods; she is also founder of Glitzbox (jewellery subscription brand) and talks about dealing with knockbacks as a young business owner.
Matt struggled with depression at university and had to defer his studies for a year, during which time he co-founded FC Not Alone mental health charity.
Adam is an account director for a social media agency.
Amber is Managing Director of Human One hospitality recruitment.
Bruce is CEO at Forest Holidays having studied law and worked in many businesses, including the oil industry and care homes.
Alessandra is founder of Evermore Health nutritional supplements.
Michael is an innovation consultant; he reminds us about Michael Jordan’s famous quote, showing that it’s not our mistakes that define us, but how we pick ourselves up and move on:


‘I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career.
I’ve lost almost 300 games.
26 times, I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed.
I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life.

And that is why I succeed.’


Michael Jordan -arguably the world’s greatest basketball player