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Your job isn’t always your purpose

Hi pals. I just learned that both Pink and Hilary Duff reportedly turned down “Since U Been Gone” before Kelly Clarkson absolutely crushed it. And tbh, I wouldn’t want it any other way. What’s meant to be will always be, right?

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You’re Not ‘Late to the Game’ and Other Workplace Myths

If there’s one thing I’ve learned about work throughout my career (in addition to the knowledge that jorts are not appropriate workwear unless explicitly mentioned in your onboarding information), it’s that almost all of the expectations we’ve been given about our work life were, for lack of a better word, malarkey.

So today…let’s do some mythbusting and blow the lid off the biggest lies we’ve been told about work.

Myth #1: It’s too late to go after what you want.

Truth: It’s never too late! Just think about inventor and businessman Momofuku Ando, who invented instant ramen noodles at the age of 48. Fun fact: At 96, he credited eating chicken-flavored instant ramen every day as a contributor to his long, healthy life.

Pop culture may hype up the Zuckerberg and Gates types who build billion-dollar companies in their college dorm rooms, but remember, they're the exception and not the rule.

Follow your bliss, no matter what year you traded your fake ID for a real driver’s license.

Myth # 2: You can’t switch careers once you’ve been in the same field for a while.

Truth: Just because you’re an expert in your field doesn’t mean you can’t pivot to become an expert in something else! Kind of like how I excel at binge watching TV and also am really good at ordering Uber Eats…

Transferable skills (aka “soft skills”) including communication and problem solving are super important for hiring managers across all industries, and you probably have a lot more of them than you think.

Don’t let your degree or recent LinkedIn history dictate what you do with your one life. You’ve got plenty of skills, even if you need to brush up on your high school physics to trade integrated marketing for chemical engineering.

Myth # 3: Your work is your identity and sole purpose.

Truth: “Maybe your purpose in life isn’t related to your job.” Music producer Rick Rubin said it best on Jay Shetty’s podcast On Purpose.

Identifying your passions outside of your career is vital to living a fulfilling life. Because I can almost guarantee that in 40 years, your best memories won’t have anything to do with collecting a paycheck or clocking in from your couch.

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Things to Slack your work besties

…after you eat a pint of Cherry Garcia for lunch.

According to a former Google recruiter, résumés should be short, sweet, and to the point, with too much text being the ultimate “what not to do.”

One word for Victoria Beckham singing karaoke to her own song while David Beckham proves he’s the biggest Spice Girls fan? ICONIC.

I’ve watched this at least 74 times, and it just gets funnier every time. Ah, you Swifties keep me young!

Okay friends, that’s all for today! Thanks so much for hanging. I’ll see you back here on Friday!



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