Things I Learned From Suits

Yes I was late to the SUITS party, I mean if there's one thing you can guarantee about me it's that I'm going to be late.
However, having devoured 7 seasons in quick succession, I realised that A) I was in love with 'the best closer in New York City' and B) as far fetched as some storylines were, I had learnt things that could be used in everyday life. So, in honour of Suits returning to our screens in the not too distant future, here are some tips I picked up from the Pearson, Spectre, Litt Family. 


1) Dress to Impress

We all know this one, first impressions count and how you choose to dress gives someone an impression as to the kind of person you are. Even if you don't have the budget for a Tom Ford suit or a DVF dress, you can still dress the way you want to be perceived. Even if you don't know what your doing, you can look like you do. Personally I love the style of Jessica Pearson, always impeccably dressed, you KNOW when she has entered the room and she looks like you would not want to mess with her. 


2) Anyone can do your job, but no one can be you

There are many quotes from Harvey Spectre that can be added to real life but this one is a good one to remember. There will always be someone waiting in the wings to take on your position. No matter what industry you’re in or how qualified you may be, (in the words of Ms Abby Lee) ‘everybody is replaceable’. While anyone can do your job, it is important to remember that it is you that makes the difference. 


3) Be like Donna. Donna is awesome.

She may not have a photographic memory, but Donna is definitely awesome. She doesn't apologise for who she is, she will get shit done and if Donna doesn't know something then it probably isn't worth knowing.


4) Fix the problem

Businesses in particular don’t like it when you point out a problem without providing any reasonable solution. It helps to demonstrate your initiative and problem solving skills by fixing the problem before anyone evens notices it was there in the first place. It also helps to anticipate any issues that may occur and devise a plan to avoid them. While everyone else is playing checkers you need to be playing chess.


5) Always know who you're getting into bed with.

Or to paraphrase Jessica Pearson, do your research. This also pairs well with ‘Don’t ask a question unless you already know the answer’. I have been burned in the past for not doing adequate research before accepting a job. Now I do extensive research into a company and the key players of that company before meeting with them. For one it shows the team that you're prepared, but also limits the skeletons you may find when it’s too late.

It's Time To Get Litt Up!!

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