Surprising Hollywood Career Advice That Isn’t Totally Useless

Carving out a career path can be tough. Sometimes a word of advice is all you need to get the motivation to keep pushing forward. One place you might not have considered getting advice is Hollywood. Surprisingly, some of Hollywood’s hottest celebrities have wise career advice. Here are 15 pieces of Hollywood career advice that aren’t totally useless.

1. Don’t become overly invested in your job

Amy Poehler

Amy Poehler Make sure the people in your life are more important than your career. | Ilya S. Savenok/Getty Images

Treat your career like a bad boyfriend. … Your career won’t take care of you. It won’t call you back or introduce you to its parents. Your career will openly flirt with other people while you are around. It will forget your birthday and wreck your car. You career will blow you off if you call it too much. It’s never going to leave its wife. … Your career will never marry you. … If your career is a bad boyfriend, it is healthy to remember you can always leave and go sleep with somebody else. —Amy Poehler

You might love your job, but it shouldn’t become your whole world. In her book Yes Please, comedian Amy Poehler said a career is not going to care for you and solve all of your problems. At the end of the day, you have to do what’s best for you. That sometimes means leaving and looking for a new job if your current one is making you miserable. That also means making sure you have work-life balance and that you take care of your basic needs. If you don’t, you could jeopardize not only your job but also your health.

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