In this week's edition of the show, I'm sitting down with the energetic, sharp and no-BS Nicole Lapin, author of Boss Bitch, Rich Bitch, host of the television show Hatched, former CNN anchor -- let me summarize: she's pretty freakin' cool.
Many of us have lots of memories of being cheered on by people who believed in us, hearing reassuring messages that we can just "be ourselves", that we are "special" and born to "stand out".
But once it's time to grow up and start #adulting, it's so common to be met with an entirely different message -- especially when, like Nicole, you enter an industry full of standards, rigidity and a "this is how we've always done it" mindset.
As an aspiring new anchor, Nicole felt that familiar pressure. Appear older. Wear shoulder pads. Speak with the "news anchor voice". She even had a professor proclaim that, in order to be taken seriously, she should cut her hair short into an "anchor bob".
Once you hear from Nicole in this episode, you'll realize she isn't your typical news anchor (even though she was the youngest anchor at CNN & CNBC, ever -- seriously, she was just 21!) Her hair is long, she speaks like a normal girlfriend over a cup of coffee, and she's no longer on a mission to disguise her age.
To be it plainly, Nicole stopped trying to overcome herself -- and her audience can't get enough.
In this episode, you'll hear:
- What to do when you're actually an imposter -- aka, so far outside your comfort zone, you feel as though you're learning a whole new language
- How to stop overcoming who you are, and leveraging your true self to find success instead
- The importance of money transparency for our professional lives (and how weird it is that we'll tell our girlfriends just about anything -- except our salaries)
- How to look at failure, and why Nicole is happy it took her a decade to publish a book (with at least 5 rejected ideas along the way)