In need of some solid career advice? In an effort to make this work week slightly more bearable, we created a roundup of our favorite job tips from experts in every field –– including the founder of everyone’s favorite makeup brand, NYX! Whether you’re embarking on a new career or happy in your current one, we all need the occasional impetus to get motivated. Check out the advice below so you’re ready to work!
“It’s one word: credit. I pride myself on credit, and being true to my word. If it comes out of my mouth, it’s done. My word is better than any contract, and that’s really important for any business.” –– Toni Ko, Founder of NYC Beauty
“Do what you love. If you love it, you’ll be good at it. I met someone years ago who was a therapist. She said, ‘I ask people to think about what they liked doing when they were 10.'” –– Ina Garten, your favorite chef, probably
“There have been so many triumphs and moments that have taken my breath away since starting my own business. Looking back, I am so amazed and humbled to have my husband and brother working alongside me for the last 15 years.” –– Deborah Lippmann, celebrity nail polish designer
“Try to believe that you can actually make a difference, and that your voice counts. And then test it.” –– former Vermont governor, Madeleine Kunin
“In life and in work, the biggest lesson I have learned is that, in the end, the only person I can control is myself. In business, that means when things get difficult with a client, I look at my part in the relationship and understand what I can do to make it better. I have learned that if I can see how I am contributing to the struggle, and modify my approach, that slowly the whole dynamic will change. Being in the service business, this has been a very important lesson for me.” –– Jane Sachs, HS2 Architecture
“Even though as an entrepreneur you have to lead and set the strategy, you have your team behind you and your outside advisors and mentors. All of these people give you feedback about what you’ve already done and what you’re trying to do. You can’t just sit there alone and try to innovate by yourself or just with your team; you need to tap those outside advisors and mentors.” –– Kay Koplovitz, founder of USA Network