BEST LIFE AND CAREER TIPS FROM SHANGHAI’S 10 MOST ACCOMPLISHED LADIES!
It’s been more than a year since I started to interview ladies from all over the globe, who managed to ‘tame’ Shanghai and achieved a lot here. Each and every one of them chose a different career path,and I loved listening or reading to every single story they kindly shared with me and you, dear followers.
In this post, I put together the advice they have given to those who would like to follow their admirable footsteps! You can check out each interview by clicking on the direct links attached below each tip!
Take notes (or screenshots!) ladies and gentlemen.
1.KATHRYN ROBBINS FROM UK – TOP MAKE-UP ARTIST
“Networking and social relations in Shanghai are really important.So interact with different social groups. Try new things because Shanghai is such an open place to be.Be flexible. BE A YES PERSON. “
2. ANALELLI MARTINEZ OVIEDO FROM MEXICO – FORMER CULTURAL AMBASSADOR IN SHANGHAI, NOW A REAL ESTATE BUSINESS OWNER IN MEXICO
“Be ready to be constantly surprised“
3. ADJA SY FROM FRANCE/SENEGAL – FOUNDER OF LALU NATURAL SKINCARE AND MADE IN SHANGHAI COMMUNITY FOR SHANGHAI BASED ENTREPRENEURS.
“Be patient and be a perfectionist – you need to deliver something of quality to your clients”
4. JOY NATIVIDAD FROM GERMANY/PHILIPPINES – BAGUA MENTOR AND MULTITALENTED PERFORMER
“Everything is possible here, just keep on pushing and be patient. Always try to be ten steps ahead since ‘copy paste’ is big here too.Last but not least – Guanxi guanxi guanxi ( read ‘connections’)!!!”
5.SOPHIE DE QUAY FROM SWITZERLAND – SINGER
“Be open minded, spontaneous, take every situation as an experience, meet locals, forget the makeup and brushing in the summer its too humid ;), learn a few words of Chinese and you’ll have the time of your life!”
6.MARTA VALDESPINO FROM SPAIN – FASHION DESIGNER AND WINE PROMOTER
‘Learn how to survive alone‘
7. LINE FRICKE FROM DENMARK – BLOGGER, CO-FOUNDER OF SHANGHAI BLOGGERS APP, YOGINI
“Maybe you work for someone else, but find the time to work on your own thing at least 30 minutes every day. Maybe there’s a quiet moment at work or maybe you have to wake up 1 hour earlier. But there’s nothing like lying in your bed at night with the feeling that today I did something for myself and my own thing.”
8. CAMILLA GLEDITSCH FROM NORWAY – FASHION BLOGGER TURNED EDITOR FOR AN ONLINE GLOBAL MAGAZINE – ‘THAT’S IT MAGAZINE’
” Work hard and get internships as early in your life as possible,because the companies you apply to will ask about your experience”
9. SACHI SATOKA FROM JAPAN – JAPANESE TEACHER
“Do a research on the internet before you come to China”
10. CELIA BERNARD FROM SPAIN – FASHION DESIGNER
“Things always come up.You might think you are in the middle of a huge disaster, but suddenly things fix themselves.“