3 things I learned about being a young professional from a heavy rock festival!

first_img 6SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr by: James MarshallSo, for those of you that know me well… You may know I like my music on the… Well… Heavier side of things. For those of you that don’t know me that well, you now also hold this information! Now we can begin.I recently spent 5 nights camping in a field at one of Europe’s biggest ‘heavy rock’ festivals, Download. It’s an experience I shall never forget. The joy people held for hearing their favourite bands play their favourite songs louder than they’ve ever been played, it was almost magical. I could go on for days about what I saw there but instead, I want to tell you about 3 things I learned there which will affect my professional life.These 3 things aren’t new ideas, they aren’t revolutionary and they aren’t difficult! So, I know what you’re thinking, tell us already:1. Don’t be scared to ask for help.Day 1, my friend and I arrive at a campsite surrounded by hundreds if not thousands of already pitched tents. I have to be honest… I had never pitched a tent before which wasn’t a pop up. After struggling for about 25 minutes and most likely being laughed at by our camping neighbours, I asked for help. Within 5 minutes and to my surprise, an army of people where helping us build our tent and not 5 minutes later, we were housed for the week. continue reading »last_img


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