8 Ways To Get Ahead — From A Woman Who Worked Her Way Up

Illustrated by Abbie Winters.
Okay, I’m going to let you in on a little secret: My path to success wasn’t always an easy one. Nothing was ever handed to me. I worked so hard for every "yes" I got, and equally as hard for every "no." I started my career when I was 19 years old and modeled throughout my 20s. Later, once I was established, I became a television host. This all may seem glamorous, but as an aspiring model and actress, I heard the word "no" so often that I sometimes thought it was my first name.

Few of us have an easy path to success. Hard work, determination, and patience are just the beginning of what's involved in reaching your goals. Ahead are eight of my best kick-ass career tips to help you make it happen.