Pip Jamieson: Overcoming Obstacles And Finding Your Mentors

Pip Jamieson at The Dots office. All photos by me.

Pip Jamieson at The Dots office. All photos by me.

“You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with,” said motivational speaker Jim Rohn, and this is advice that has stood Pip Jamieson in good stead. As the founder of creative networking platform, The Dots, she’s made it her job to surround herself with good people. 

Everyone on her team has been carefully chose not just for their skills - she rates her data and tech teams incredibly highly - but also for their attitude. When the shit hits the fan you want people around you who will keep a straight, positive head, and seek to fix things instead of complain or blame. 

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More than this, though, it’s clear that if you want to build something - something bigger than you - and to succeed in that process, you have to work on yourself. On way to do this is to surround yourself with mentors. When you’re taking a leap out of your comfort zone into the unknown it’s good to have people on your side who have already made that leap.

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We all need mentors, and these days there’s no excuse not to be able to pick the brains of the world’s leading thinkers. And if you can’t sit down with them face-to-face, thanks to the internet we have the next best thing. 

Books, podcasts, websites, blogs. If we don’t know something we have google in our pocket. No more excuses. 

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I was lucky enough to sit down with Pip for this latest episode of my podcast. I also tried something new - to video it - it was an experiment and a bit of a disaster, but you can watch the outcome below. The audio version is better though. 

My first effort at videoing my podcast. Didn't go very well but take a look if you don't fancy listening to the better, less shonky, audio version above!