What I Learned from John Steed

I came up with this list of things I learned from Steed after I watched the Emma Peel episodes for the first time.

  • Find a style that suits you and wear it with panache.

  • Have a job you enjoy and are good at.

  • Treat everyone with respect, even the baddies who are trying to kill you.

  • Don’t pick fights except to defend someone else, but if someone picks a fight with you, fight to win.

  • Be laid back, friendly, and cheerful, but make sure this is wrapped around a core of razor-sharp steel, in case someone thinks you’re a pushover and tries to take advantage of you.

  • Have a quick wit and a good sense of humor. Use these often, but especially when you’re in deep trouble.

  • If something goes wrong, don’t whine about it. Look for solutions instead, and ask for help if you need it.

  • Don’t be afraid to improvise.

  • Have at least one really good friend who is smart and talented and whose skills complement yours, and who will always have your back.

  • If your friends get in trouble, help them as much as you can.

  • Take time to appreciate the finer things in life.

  • If you get an opportunity to wear a kilt, take it.

  • Drink some champagne with a friend every day.

  • Live each day as though it could be your last. Because it very well might be.


blogs in this series:
what i learned from john steed
what i learned from emma peel
what i learned from catherine gale
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