Carrie Bradshaw Gives Great Job Advice!

As a long-time Sex and the City fan and in honor of the new film opening this week, I just have to post some of Carrie’s quintessential wisdom. Not every celebrity has advice that will help our careers, but Carrie Bradshaw does! Not only does Carrie know shoes, but she really gets one of the most basic laws of workplace survival:

“I admit it’s tempting to wish for the perfect boss, or the perfect parent or the perfect outfit, but maybe the best any of us can do is not quit, play the hand we’ve been given and accessorize the outfit we’ve got.”

Amen sister!

Sometimes the perfect job just doesn’t come our way for oh so many reasons. If that’s the case, our best bet is to dig in and make the most of what we have – whether that means accessorizing ouir cubicle, creating our own niche, finding ways to take on or learn about new things we actually enjoy, or just learning to enjoy ourselves the best we can. (And also making the most of our time away from work.)

There’s almost always at least a little something we can do to change how we feel about our jobs.

In some cases, we can actually find ways to make things a lot better for ourselves. Other times, it’s those small changes we ourselves can control – even if it’s as simple as giving ourselves a break by taking a day off from focusing on how much work sucks. 😉

Thanks for the inspiration, Carrie!

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For some other posts that might help:

Your Attitude at Work: Know Your Own Triggers

How IT Workers Can Evoke the Heart of a Samurai!

I Want a Job I Love!

Can You Really FIX a Broken Boss?

I Hate My Boss – So Now What?

It’s Not Just Work That’s Driving You Nuts

 

About the author…

Ronnie Ann, founder of Work Coach Cafe, bases her real-world advice on her many years as an organizational consultant where she helped interview and hire people, added to a certificate from NYU in Career Planning & Development and her own adventures as a serial job seeker. She can also be found on her new blog, and on Google+.

Comments

  1. Very interesting read. I totally agree with everything above…smell the roses, look at what’s good around you instead of how everything “sucks”.

    p.s.

    I still will NOT go watch Sex and the City movie with my significant other. No way Jose! I’d rather go to work 😉

  2. Hahahaha! Hi Mr. X! Nice to see you.

    Sigh. I know Sex and the City isn’t for everyone. Actually, I’m not even sure I want to see the movie. I love the show so much and it had one of the best last episodes ever (am I prejudiced?)…guess I’m a little afraid the movie will be a letdown.

    But then again…speaking of how we frame the way we look at things…maybe I’ll just think of it as seeing old friends. Nothing can stay the same, but always nice to see old friends – and new ones. 😉

    Ronnie Ann

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