Q Finally, what’s the best advice you could give your younger self, just getting started? A Take some courses on professional development.. Invest in your future just as you would in stocks. It pays huge dividends to be a strong communicator regardless of your industry or profession. Those that can properly articulate problems in a constructive manner tend to be successful in their pursuits. Professional development can cause individuals to acknowledge their weaknesses, which then allows them to focus on step two, which is steps for improvement. It can be difficult to self-realize faults and these courses help to focus on the individual areas we tend to struggle. Everyone tends to be stubborn in some aspects of their lives and by investing in yourself, you can become more open minded and empathetic to others, which is a big plus in business and human relations.