Career Advice Gleaned From Celebrities

There are as many ways to succeed as there are successful people. By learning from those with impressive careers, you can discover advice you can apply to your own life.

Her Campus chose several celebrities as case studies and identified driving forces that helped them make it to the top and stay there.

Here’s a sampling:

* Do what you love like Steve Jobs — Your mind works better when your heart is leading the way. Doing work that feels right and excites you allows you to focus your resources on success.

* Keep your personal life personal like Barbara Walters. Walters coped with several divorces and miscarriages but didn’t let personal turmoil derail her work.

* Stay determined despite rejection like Dr. Seuss. The popular children’s author was rejected dozens of times before he found a publisher for his first book. If you keep looking, you’ll eventually find someone who believes in you and can open doors.

Check out the source link to see what you can learn from Lady Gaga, Barack Obama and Joy Behar, among others.

10 Career Lessons From Major Success Stories [Her Campus]

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  1. Fubish says: I don't know anything about it, but it seems to me... says:

    Oh gawd.

  2. Blueskylaw says:

    “Career Advice Gleaned From Celebrities”

    1). Get discovered
    2). Make several films at $20 million per film
    3). Retire

    It’s so simple even a caveman could do it.

  3. scoosdad says:

    Billy Crystal at the Oscars, commenting on the celebrities assembled there:

    “Nothing takes the sting out of these tough economic times like watching a bunch of millionaires giving golden statues to each other.”

  4. Blueskylaw says:

    Do what you love like Steve Jobs — Your mind works better when your heart is leading the way. Doing work that feels right and excites you allows you to focus your resources on success.
    (except that you need the resources in the first place)

    Keep your personal life personal like Barbara Walters. Walters coped with several divorces and miscarriages but didn’t let personal turmoil derail her work.
    (It’s easier to deal with life’s setbacks when you’re already rich and have personal lawyers, doctors, spokesmen and assistants at your beck and call)

    Stay determined despite rejection like Dr. Seuss. The popular children’s author was rejected dozens of times before he found a publisher for his first book. If you keep looking, you’ll eventually find someone who believes in you and can open doors.
    (For every author that succeeds big time there are tens of thousands* more that don’t succeed despite putting in even more effort)

    *pulled number out of my as*

    • Mark702 says:

      Unless you want to do has been deemed illegal by the government of course. I strongly believe in cannabis as a medicine, and as a safe alternative to alcohol and caffeine, yet despite more than 4 years of hard work and a president who vowed to end a corrupt and un-Constitutional war on drugs, we’re still in the same spot. I’m active in cannabis education and advocate for cannabis law reform, but until the laws change, I’m considered a criminal, and can be sentenced worse than rapists and murderers even in some cases. We don’t have true freedom, we don’t have true liberty in this country.

  5. Sarahlara says:

    Didn’t Barbara Walters write a memoir of her personal life? As well as gab about it frequently on her talk show?

  6. Cat says:

    I should never have taken career advice from Lindsay Lohan.

  7. Jfielder says:

    Yes, because no one knows what it’s like working in the real world like celebrities do. Thanks for the helpful advice.

    Has the consumerist jumped the shark or what?

  8. Dr. Ned - This underwear is Sofa King Comfortable! says:

    Actually I’m doing better than Steve Jobs right now.

  9. Nobody can say "Teehee" with a straight face says:

    The only thing I’ve learned from celebrities is that luck is the most important factor in becoming a celebrity.

  10. LHH says:

    Seriously? Just giving up eh?

  11. Hi_Hello says:

    I hear these advices all the time throughout my life. It doesn’t matter if it came from celebrities or not.

  12. GuyGuidoEyesSteveDave‚Ñ¢ says:

    Keep your personal life personal like Barbara Walters. But make everyone else’s personal life your professional life.

  13. Buckus says:

    Stay determined despite rejection like Dr. Seuss. Also like Hitler.

  14. Bagels says:

    Phil, stop the insanity like Susan Powter

  15. Mr_D says:

    Live every week like it’s Shark Week.

  16. TheMansfieldMauler says:

    Wait just a doggone minute. Not one of these pieces of advice says anything about getting the maximum benefit from government handouts. In fact, these thing sound suspiciously like antiquated ideas – like the fact that success could be gained by entrepreneurial spirit, hard work, and determination, and the fact that America gives people that chance. Hahaha – what is this? Another Phil troll?

  17. Dallas_shopper says:

    Vapid and useless….like 99% of celebrities!

  18. eezy-peezy says:

    Save money on rent by living in a garbage can, like Oscar the Grouch.

  19. Buckus says:

    I expected this kind of career advice: “Bring your own kneepads and a change of clothes.”

  20. axolotl says:

    Become more familiar and instantly recognizable to the people in your life by always wearing the exact same outfit and doing your hair the exact same way every day, like Pee Wee Herman.