#AskLuvvie: Winning At Work – BONUS Episode 2 of Rants & Randomness

Welcome back to Rants & Randomness! You know how I feel about LuvvNation, so this week, I’m answering some of your favorite questions in an #AskLuvvie bonus episode.

On this episode, we’re going to talk about work: how to find your passion, enjoy it, and set yourself up to win. I’m answering all sorts of questions from LuvvNation, from choosing your calling to building an authentic brand in a competitive market. Download the transcript to get all of my tips, tricks, and tactics for winning at work!

Download BONUS Episode 2 Transcript

When I graduated from college in 2006, I decided to start a blog about pop culture. And even though I knew that I had something important that I wanted to share with the world, I had no clue that Awesomely Luvvie would turn into my full-time career. Now, with a podcast, speaking engagements, and a New York Times bestseller under my belt, I am so excited to share some of the experiences that have helped me as I found my calling as a creative entrepreneur.

Here are some of the questions that y’all have sent to my inbox:

Do you ever deal with imposter syndrome?

Of course! I’ve grown so much over the course of my career—especially over the last eight years—but I still deal with it. We all do.

The problem with imposter syndrome is that it only tells half of the story. It recognizes that we have entered a new stage of our professional journey, and then it deceives us. It makes us feel as if we don’t belong in the same space as our peers, or that our work doesn’t have the value that we’re asking others to pay. And it’s a very real struggle when you’ve chosen a career that constantly forces you to put yourself out there, to make decisions that other people would consider risky.

The good thing about imposter syndrome is that it constantly forces us to become better than we are. If you’re working hard, every day, to accomplish your professional goals, then you’ve already won half the battle.

How do you stay motivated when you feel like your days have become predictable or mundane?

I’ve gotten to a point in my career where every week is different: one day I could be on the road, traveling to a speaking engagement that I’m keynoting, and the next I’ll be doing a photoshoot. And there’s power in that—in being able to draw strength from different activities.

You have the power to diversify your work, and you can find ways to bring excitement and joy to an otherwise mundane schedule, even if it’s just a hobby, time with friends, or a side hustle. Fill your spare time with people, places, and things that give you strength, and will help you power through your workday.

Much love to Chicago Recording Company, where I record each episode!

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