By: Hannah Brown
I am currently sitting in our (newly renovated) office, in the chair I have spent the last four months in. And man does time fly. Today is my last day as an intern at Olivia Management, and I have learned so very much. As I wind down my day I wanted to share a little bit of what I have learned.
1. You Can Be Both The Most Graceful Individual While Also Being Funny
During my time here I had the honor of joining The Secret Sisters on the road. From their music, to their performances, and their interviews The Secret Sisters are woman of class and are extremely humble. I imagined they would be the moist poised elegant women I would ever encounter. And while they are, they are also hilarious and real people. They are the perfect balance of graceful southern woman, who also have a humorous side. They are just magnificent women.
2. Leaving Your Work at Work
My days at Olivia Management are extremely full. We work very hard to strive for excellence for our artists. And something I struggled with in the beginning was leaving my work at work. When I would leave at the end of the day there was still stuff on my to do list for the week. And being the perfectionist I am, I wanted to finish it all the second I got home that night. But through my time here I have learned the importance of being able to close my laptop and enjoying my personal life. And then getting up the next day to start off the day fresh and excited.
3. Taking Breaks is Essential
At Olivia Management, I have learned how essential breaks are. When you spend hours upon hours staring at a screen, you need to give yourself time to rest your eyes and your brain. When I learned to do this my work significantly improved. And I found myself far more refreshed throughout the day.
4. Work Hard, Play Hard
As two boss ass women, Maggie and Erin sure know how to work hard. But the reason they are so successful is because they know how to also play. There isn't a day at Olivia Management I found myself bored. And adventure was a thing I could count on. Between Maggie's love of fidget spinners, trips to Dave and Busters, and exploring some of East Nashville's most beautiful studios. I learned the value of bringing some fun to the table.
5. Jill Andrews Actually Sounds Like That
That is literally how she sounds you guys. That is all there is to say about that.
6. Be Intentional and True to Yourself
This is by far the most important. I have been surrounded by the most amazing artists. Who have proven to me time and time again, that you do not need to be snarky to get ahead. Be yourself through and through. Treat others with kindness and respect, and do not fear being yourself. I can now thank Matthew, Jill, Laura, and Lydia for that. They are the most kind, humble, loving, and genuine people.