Career advice from Goldie Hawn, Malcolm Gladwell and more

Goldie Hawn
If she’s survived in the cutthroat world of Hollywood, Goldie Hawn probably has something to offer for your career, too. / Getty

I regularly interview celebrities and ask them for career strategies that can benefit you. For 2013, I’ve selected the best advice that will inspire you to take action and rethink how you manage your career.

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Goldie Hawn
“Remember that your level of happiness is the most important thing you have to protect, because once you’re caught up in the rat race of work and duty and money, you do not live beyond your means. I don’t care whether the person next to you is making a million bucks and you’re making way less. If you judge yourself by that person, you’re not judging yourself by your intrinsic joy and what makes you feel happy.”

Melissa Joan Hart
“You have to be willing to take rejection. You have to have a thick skin in order to make it in this business, or any entertainment industry really. You have to have a thick skin because you’re going to get rejected more times than you get rewarded.”

Piers Morgan
“If you make a big mistake, admit it immediately, and apologize sincerely. There’s never any upside in continuing to resist this course of action despite all the evidence to the contrary. Or, as an old editor once told me: ‘If you’re in the s—, get out of it a million miles an hour!’”

Malcolm Gladwell
“We learn more from compensating for our weaknesses than capitalizing on our strengths. It’s your weaknesses that define who you are and how you learn, and force you to do creative things. It’s making sense and working your way around your weaknesses that [you] succeed.”

Rachel Ray
It’s important that you understand that goals should never be money, or fame, or a television show. A goal has to be something that’s more about your message as a contributor. What are you offering people with your job? That’s a tough thing for people to understand sometimes. People make decisions just based on who’s going to pay them the most, and I don’t think that’s a good strategy for life. You have to do what makes you happy and something that involves some larger purpose or message.


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