My number one piece of advice for you.
A standard question in any interview or guest blog post of featured on will ask me for my number one piece of advice. This is my best answer to that question:
Learn to do things by yourself, for yourself.
When you can be comfortable in your own company, you can find comfort and confidence in going against the grain amongst a crowd. You will not always have someone there to back you or affirm you in life. You have to learn to do that for yourself. The first step is being comfortable with and trusting yourself and only you can lead that lesson.