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EDITORIAL DIRECTOR: Don't Doubt Yourself

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Kirin, the editorial director of LAUNCH Media, started her career as an editorial assistant for a large publication in New York. She then moved on to a smaller company where she was able to take on much more responsibilities and where she became a managing editor within three months. She advises that you should never doubt yourself and never let others' criticism rule your life and drive you down.

Degree: Political Science - Migration and Ethnic Studies
Job Title: Editorial Director
Employer: LAUNCH Media

Job Summary: Editors

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Editors plan, coordinate, and revise material for publication in books, newspapers, magazines, or websites. Editors review story ideas and decide what material will appeal most to readers. They also review and edit drafts of books and articles, offer comments to improve the product, and suggest titles and headlines. In smaller organizations, a single editor may perform all of the editorial duties or share them with only a few other people.

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Short-term on-the-job training

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Editors can gain experience by working on their high school and college newspapers, or for magazines, radio and television stations, advertising and publishing companies, or not-for-profit organizations.

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$30,000 - $100,000
Projected job growth
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0 to 10 percent
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Full-time, Long hours
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Office, Indoor
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Detail oriented, Problem solving skills, Creativity, Written communication skills, Verbal communication skills, Teamwork, People skills, Networking

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m='13410'>guests</span> <span m='13950'>for</span> <span m='14340'>a</span> <span m='14390'>podcast</span> <span m='15170'>that's</span> <span m='15380'>available</span> <span m='15800'>on</span> <span m='15980'>YouTube</span> <span m='16540'>and</span> <span m='16700'>iTunes.</span> <span m='17670'>It</span> <span m='17890'>means</span> <span m='18380'>I</span> <span m='18620'>edit</span> <span m='19010'>content</span> <span m='19710'>for</span> <span m='20310'>a</span> <span m='20540'>product</span> <span m='21120'>we</span> <span m='21210'>have</span> <span m='21560'>called</span> <span m='21860'>the</span> <span m='22190'>Launch</span> <span m='22530'>News</span> <span m='22820'>Ticker.</span> <span m='23920'>That's</span> <span m='24110'>all</span> <span m='24220'>kinds</span> <span m='24380'>of</span> <span m='24450'>tech</span> <span m='24680'>news</span> <span m='24910'>that</span> <span m='25000'>we</span> <span m='25110'>distill</span> <span m='25590'>down</span> <span m='25960'>to</span> <span m='26170'>very</span> <span m='26540'>short,</span> <span m='27310'>brief,</span> <span m='27970'>just</span> <span m='28270'>the</span> <span m='28350'>stuff</span> <span m='28590'>you</span> <span m='28660'>need</span> <span m='28840'>to</span> <span m='28970'>know.</span> </p><p><span m='30060'>And</span> <span m='30290'>then</span> <span m='30450'>I</span> <span m='30550'>also</span> <span m='30980'>work</span> <span m='31230'>on</span> <span m='31350'>our</span> <span m='31470'>events.</span> <span m='31860'>So</span> <span m='32130'>that</span> <span m='32350'>means</span> <span m='32650'>I'm</span> <span m='32770'>in</span> <span m='32860'>charge</span> <span m='33200'>of</span> <span m='33450'>making</span> <span m='33730'>sure</span> <span m='33930'>that</span> <span m='34090'>great</span> <span m='34380'>stuff</span> <span m='34530'>appears</span> <span m='34900'>on</span> <span m='35050'>stage</span> <span m='35930'>whether</span> <span m='36050'>those</span> <span m='36213'>are</span> <span m='36376'>the</span> <span m='36540'>judges,</span> <span m='37800'>the</span> <span m='37990'>keynote</span> <span m='38420'>speakers,</span> <span m='39510'>or</span> <span m='39710'>the</span> <span m='39830'>companies.</span> <span m='40390'>In</span> <span m='40480'>our</span> <span m='40630'>case,</span> <span m='40980'>we</span> <span m='41060'>have</span> <span m='41200'>a</span> <span m='41240'>lot</span> <span m='41370'>of</span> <span m='41440'>start ups</span> <span m='41830'>that</span> <span m='41910'>go</span> <span m='42090'>out</span> <span m='42230'>on</span> <span m='42410'>stage</span> <span m='42590'>making</span> <span m='42820'>sure</span> <span m='42990'>we</span> <span m='43080'>choose</span> <span m='43300'>great</span> <span m='43510'>start ups</span> <span m='43910'>for</span> <span m='44032'>the</span> <span m='44154'>stage.</span> <span m='45010'>My</span> <span m='45260'>career</span> <span m='45700'>educational</span> <span m='46400'>path</span> <span m='46930'>is</span> <span m='47280'>journalism.</span> <span m='47860'>And</span> <span m='48540'>my</span> <span m='48770'>educational</span> <span m='49420'>path</span> <span m='49760'>was</span> <span m='50460'>I</span> <span m='50860'>edited</span> <span m='51010'>my</span> <span m='51110'>high</span> <span m='51270'>school</span> <span m='51480'>newspaper.</span> <span m='52210'>I</span> <span m='52290'>knew</span> <span m='52500'>I</span> <span m='52540'>wanted</span> <span m='52850'>to</span> <span m='52910'>go</span> <span m='53080'>into</span> <span m='53200'>some</span> <span m='53390'>kind</span> <span m='53560'>of</span> <span m='53630'>journalism.</span> <span m='54540'>But</span> <span m='54860'>I</span> <span m='54930'>decided</span> <span m='55310'>not</span> <span m='55490'>to</span> <span m='55540'>go</span> <span m='55670'>to</span> <span m='55740'>journalism</span> <span m='56170'>school.</span> <span m='56560'>Instead,</span> <span m='56895'>I</span> <span m='57062'>did</span> <span m='57230'>a</span> <span m='57310'>liberal</span> <span m='57390'>arts</span> <span m='57640'>degree</span> <span m='58190'>in</span> <span m='58430'>political</span> <span m='58830'>science.</span> </p><p><span m='59660'>And</span> <span m='59960'>so</span> <span m='60190'>lots</span> <span m='60410'>of</span> <span m='60470'>people</span> <span m='60690'>would</span> <span m='60830'>say,</span> <span m='61010'>well,</span> <span m='61135'>what</span> <span m='61260'>does</span> <span m='61340'>that</span> <span m='61510'>prepare</span> <span m='61860'>you</span> <span m='61990'>for?</span> <span m='62370'>Well,</span> <span m='62620'>actually</span> <span m='63100'>it's</span> <span m='63290'>really</span> <span m='63490'>important</span> <span m='63810'>if</span> <span m='63880'>you're</span> <span m='63970'>going</span> <span m='64060'>to</span> <span m='64099'>be</span> <span m='64200'>a</span> <span m='64239'>journalist</span> <span m='64680'>that</span> <span m='64749'>you</span> <span m='64819'>know</span> <span m='64959'>how</span> <span m='65160'>to</span> <span m='65239'>analyze</span> <span m='65910'>and</span> <span m='66090'>how</span> <span m='66360'>to</span> <span m='66380'>think</span> <span m='67270'>and</span> <span m='67630'>be</span> <span m='67750'>able</span> <span m='67950'>to</span> <span m='68120'>make</span> <span m='68290'>persuasive</span> <span m='68740'>arguments.</span> <span m='69350'>In</span> <span m='69570'>fact,</span> <span m='69910'>I</span> <span m='69940'>think</span> <span m='70220'>my</span> <span m='70350'>education</span> <span m='70880'>did</span> <span m='70970'>prepare</span> <span m='71380'>me</span> <span m='71510'>for</span> <span m='71660'>that.</span> <span m='72490'>And</span> <span m='72920'>so,</span> <span m='73480'>I</span> <span m='73570'>came</span> <span m='73830'>out</span> <span m='74150'>and</span> <span m='74270'>I</span> <span m='74360'>thought,</span> <span m='74750'>well,</span> <span m='74875'>what</span> <span m='75000'>do</span> <span m='75070'>I</span> <span m='75170'>do</span> <span m='75340'>now?</span> <span m='76130'>I</span> <span m='76250'>went</span> <span m='76480'>to</span> <span m='76760'>New</span> <span m='76870'>York</span> <span m='77080'>City,</span> <span m='77390'>I</span> <span m='77440'>thought</span> <span m='77630'>I</span> <span m='77660'>wanted</span> <span m='77940'>to</span> <span m='78020'>be</span> <span m='78180'>magazine</span> <span m='78630'>editor.</span> <span m='79500'>And</span> <span m='79900'>because</span> <span m='80300'>I</span> <span m='80410'>had</span> <span m='80505'>done</span> <span m='80600'>a</span> <span m='80720'>fairly</span> <span m='81030'>prestigious</span> <span m='81500'>internship</span> <span m='81980'>program</span> <span m='82310'>during</span> <span m='82580'>college,</span> <span m='83500'>I</span> <span m='83620'>was</span> <span m='83760'>able</span> <span m='83950'>to</span> <span m='84040'>get</span> <span m='84340'>a</span> <span m='84380'>great</span> <span m='84870'>entry</span> <span m='85110'>level</span> <span m='85430'>job,</span> <span m='85800'>very</span> <span m='86060'>competitive,</span> <span m='86980'>in</span> <span m='87200'>New</span> <span m='87270'>York</span> <span m='87730'>to</span> <span m='87890'>become</span> <span m='88130'>an</span> <span m='88210'>editorial</span> <span m='88640'>assistant.</span> <span m='89930'>And</span> <span m='90640'>it</span> <span m='90790'>was</span> <span m='90940'>brutal,</span> <span m='91470'>it</span> <span m='91545'>was</span> <span m='91620'>humbling.</span> </p><p><span m='93030'>That</span> <span m='93330'>kind</span> <span m='93590'>of</span> <span m='93710'>work,</span> <span m='94110'>you're</span> <span m='94970'>there</span> <span m='95160'>to</span> <span m='96060'>answer</span> <span m='96410'>the</span> <span m='96500'>phone,</span> <span m='97260'>to</span> <span m='97490'>schedule</span> <span m='97830'>appointments,</span> <span m='98790'>to</span> <span m='98910'>pick</span> <span m='99150'>up</span> <span m='99270'>your</span> <span m='99410'>boss's,</span> <span m='100370'>it</span> <span m='100410'>wasn't</span> <span m='100720'>her</span> <span m='100760'>dry</span> <span m='100960'>cleaning</span> <span m='101270'>luckily,</span> <span m='101710'>but</span> <span m='101890'>I</span> <span m='101970'>did</span> <span m='102070'>have</span> <span m='102240'>to</span> <span m='102340'>pick</span> <span m='102550'>up</span> <span m='102680'>her</span> <span m='103250'>upgrade</span> <span m='103670'>vouchers</span> <span m='103865'>when</span> <span m='104060'>she</span> <span m='104250'>was</span> <span m='104540'>flying.</span> <span m='105440'>And</span> <span m='105830'>I</span> <span m='106030'>had</span> <span m='106240'>to,</span> <span m='106330'>of</span> <span m='106410'>course,</span> <span m='106610'>greet</span> <span m='106800'>her</span> <span m='106990'>guests</span> <span m='107480'>and</span> <span m='108165'>put</span> <span m='108327'>out</span> <span m='108490'>cookies</span> <span m='108960'>on</span> <span m='109110'>a</span> <span m='109160'>plate</span> <span m='109500'>for</span> <span m='109630'>meetings.</span> <span m='110050'>So</span> <span m='110150'>that</span> <span m='110250'>was</span> <span m='110330'>a</span> <span m='110410'>lot</span> <span m='110490'>of</span> <span m='110750'>fun.</span> <span m='111480'>And</span> <span m='111543'>I</span> <span m='111606'>thought,</span> <span m='111670'>well,</span> <span m='112130'>I'm</span> <span m='112290'>certainly</span> <span m='112450'>capable</span> <span m='112627'>of</span> <span m='112805'>more</span> <span m='113160'>than</span> <span m='113320'>this.</span> <span m='114000'>And</span> <span m='114340'>I</span> <span m='114470'>went</span> <span m='114670'>to</span> <span m='114770'>work</span> <span m='114980'>for</span> <span m='116030'>somebody</span> <span m='116390'>who</span> <span m='116560'>was</span> <span m='116705'>starting</span> <span m='116850'>a</span> <span m='116880'>magazine.</span> <span m='117960'>And</span> <span m='118170'>I</span> <span m='118250'>didn't</span> <span m='118470'>really</span> <span m='118780'>know</span> <span m='118900'>what</span> <span m='119000'>I</span> <span m='119070'>was</span> <span m='119200'>getting</span> <span m='119420'>into,</span> <span m='119720'>but</span> <span m='119880'>I</span> <span m='119970'>knew</span> <span m='120250'>that</span> <span m='120370'>it</span> <span m='120490'>sounded</span> <span m='120700'>like</span> <span m='120860'>a</span> <span m='120910'>lot</span> <span m='121090'>more</span> <span m='121210'>fun</span> <span m='121355'>than</span> <span m='121500'>what</span> <span m='121620'>I</span> <span m='121670'>was</span> <span m='121850'>doing.</span> </p><p><span m='122450'>And</span> <span m='122720'>so</span> <span m='123420'>by</span> <span m='123600'>working</span> <span m='123930'>for</span> <span m='124140'>somebody</span> <span m='124470'>who</span> <span m='124610'>was</span> <span m='124750'>just</span> <span m='124960'>starting</span> <span m='125390'>out,</span> <span m='125960'>I</span> <span m='126070'>was</span> <span m='126220'>able</span> <span m='126400'>to</span> <span m='126480'>do</span> <span m='126620'>things</span> <span m='126880'>that</span> <span m='126970'>I</span> <span m='127010'>wasn't</span> <span m='127320'>going</span> <span m='127510'>to</span> <span m='127570'>get</span> <span m='127700'>a</span> <span m='127750'>chance</span> <span m='128120'>to</span> <span m='128320'>if</span> <span m='128470'>I</span> <span m='128530'>had</span> <span m='128949'>gone</span> <span m='129680'>to</span> <span m='129810'>a</span> <span m='129850'>traditional</span> <span m='130710'>magazine</span> <span m='131280'>after</span> <span m='131990'>my</span> <span m='132240'>first</span> <span m='132580'>job.</span> <span m='133120'>So</span> <span m='133810'>I</span> <span m='133920'>was</span> <span m='134230'>able</span> <span m='134480'>to</span> <span m='134810'>start</span> <span m='135170'>as</span> <span m='135320'>an</span> <span m='135390'>assistant</span> <span m='135800'>editor</span> <span m='136190'>and</span> <span m='136320'>became</span> <span m='136720'>a</span> <span m='136925'>managing</span> <span m='137130'>editor</span> <span m='137350'>within</span> <span m='137620'>three</span> <span m='137790'>months</span> <span m='138600'>in</span> <span m='138730'>charge</span> <span m='139040'>of</span> <span m='139110'>sending</span> <span m='139420'>a</span> <span m='139450'>daily</span> <span m='139790'>email</span> <span m='140040'>newsletter</span> <span m='140560'>to</span> <span m='140680'>thousands</span> <span m='141140'>of</span> <span m='141230'>people.</span> <span m='142320'>My</span> <span m='142890'>boss</span> <span m='143190'>luckily</span> <span m='143640'>saw</span> <span m='143850'>what</span> <span m='143980'>I</span> <span m='144050'>was</span> <span m='144190'>capable</span> <span m='144640'>of,</span> <span m='144880'>and</span> <span m='145040'>he</span> <span m='145220'>was</span> <span m='145440'>more</span> <span m='145630'>than</span> <span m='145770'>willing</span> <span m='145990'>to</span> <span m='146060'>give</span> <span m='146210'>me</span> <span m='146350'>multiple</span> <span m='146740'>challenges.</span> <span m='147240'>He</span> <span m='147370'>would</span> <span m='147520'>say,</span> <span m='147750'>can</span> <span m='147805'>you</span> <span m='147860'>do</span> <span m='147980'>this?</span> <span m='148720'>Can</span> <span m='148870'>you</span> <span m='149020'>help</span> <span m='149063'>me</span> <span m='149106'>organize</span> <span m='149150'>an</span> <span m='149500'>event?</span> <span m='149800'>OK,</span> <span m='150020'>yes.</span> <span m='150630'>Can</span> <span m='150830'>you</span> <span m='151030'>moderate</span> <span m='151440'>a</span> <span m='151500'>panel</span> <span m='151820'>on</span> <span m='151960'>stage?</span> <span m='152350'>Yes.</span> <span m='152670'>You</span> <span m='152790'>can</span> <span m='152910'>do</span> <span m='153040'>this,</span> <span m='153420'>great.</span> </p><p><span m='154100'>And</span> <span m='154370'>so</span> <span m='154840'>that</span> <span m='155070'>kind</span> <span m='155240'>of</span> <span m='155310'>opportunity</span> <span m='156010'>you</span> <span m='156240'>will</span> <span m='156500'>often</span> <span m='156970'>find</span> <span m='157410'>in</span> <span m='157530'>a</span> <span m='157590'>large</span> <span m='158130'>traditional</span> <span m='158520'>organization.</span> <span m='158865'>You</span> <span m='159210'>very</span> <span m='159420'>often</span> <span m='159840'>have</span> <span m='159924'>to</span> <span m='160008'>go</span> <span m='160092'>to</span> <span m='160176'>a</span> <span m='160260'>small,</span> <span m='161740'>not</span> <span m='161920'>necessarily</span> <span m='162175'>a</span> <span m='162430'>start up,</span> <span m='162870'>but</span> <span m='162940'>somebody</span> <span m='163790'>who's</span> <span m='164060'>interested</span> <span m='165000'>in</span> <span m='165150'>having</span> <span m='165450'>somebody</span> <span m='165670'>who's</span> <span m='165880'>hungry</span> <span m='166135'>and</span> <span m='166390'>willing</span> <span m='166700'>to</span> <span m='166840'>learn</span> <span m='167440'>and</span> <span m='167670'>isn't</span> <span m='168140'>concerned</span> <span m='168530'>about</span> <span m='168740'>whether</span> <span m='168990'>or</span> <span m='169040'>not</span> <span m='169090'>you</span> <span m='169140'>have</span> <span m='169270'>experience</span> <span m='169720'>to</span> <span m='169780'>do</span> <span m='169920'>something.</span> <span m='170250'>They</span> <span m='170360'>just</span> <span m='170540'>see</span> <span m='170660'>that</span> <span m='170740'>you're</span> <span m='170900'>smart</span> <span m='171075'>and</span> <span m='171600'>passionate</span> <span m='172180'>and</span> <span m='172290'>you</span> <span m='172370'>care</span> <span m='172580'>about</span> <span m='172690'>the</span> <span m='172800'>quality</span> <span m='173240'>of</span> <span m='173285'>your</span> <span m='173330'>work.</span> <span m='173880'>And</span> <span m='174090'>that's</span> <span m='174300'>something</span> <span m='174485'>that</span> <span m='174670'>you</span> <span m='174810'>can</span> <span m='174970'>use</span> <span m='175810'>throughout</span> <span m='176070'>your</span> <span m='176200'>career.</span> </p><p><span m='177150'>In</span> <span m='177250'>my</span> <span m='177400'>case,</span> <span m='178000'>I</span> <span m='178330'>worked</span> <span m='178540'>for</span> <span m='178610'>that</span> <span m='178740'>person</span> <span m='178990'>for</span> <span m='179100'>about</span> <span m='179340'>three</span> <span m='179540'>years.</span> <span m='180720'>I</span> <span m='181020'>parlayed</span> <span m='181540'>that</span> <span m='181720'>into</span> <span m='182040'>another</span> <span m='182710'>kind</span> <span m='182990'>of</span> <span m='183050'>start up</span> <span m='183460'>job</span> <span m='183850'>where</span> <span m='184020'>I</span> <span m='184040'>worked</span> <span m='184300'>as</span> <span m='184390'>an</span> <span m='184480'>editor</span> <span m='184830'>of</span> <span m='184910'>a</span> <span m='185280'>website.</span> <span m='186140'>And</span> <span m='186300'>from</span> <span m='186490'>there</span> <span m='186880'>did</span> <span m='187060'>a</span> <span m='187110'>master's</span> <span m='187550'>degree</span> <span m='187695'>in</span> <span m='187840'>migration</span> <span m='188225'>and</span> <span m='188610'>ethnic</span> <span m='188910'>studies</span> <span m='189250'>which</span> <span m='189360'>was</span> <span m='189465'>a</span> <span m='189570'>little</span> <span m='189615'>bit</span> <span m='189660'>different.</span> <span m='190600'>Went</span> <span m='190840'>to</span> <span m='190930'>work</span> <span m='191100'>in</span> <span m='191170'>Washington</span> <span m='191660'>for</span> <span m='191755'>a</span> <span m='191850'>think</span> <span m='192170'>tank</span> <span m='192620'>where</span> <span m='192960'>I</span> <span m='193050'>was</span> <span m='193140'>editor</span> <span m='193530'>of</span> <span m='193600'>an</span> <span m='193710'>online</span> <span m='194210'>journal,</span> <span m='195240'>and</span> <span m='196630'>non-profits</span> <span m='197000'>are</span> <span m='197130'>a</span> <span m='197160'>whole</span> <span m='197340'>different</span> <span m='197670'>world,</span> <span m='198160'>I</span> <span m='198230'>loved</span> <span m='198520'>the</span> <span m='198600'>work</span> <span m='198820'>I</span> <span m='198880'>did.</span> <span m='199820'>But</span> <span m='199940'>at</span> <span m='200050'>some</span> <span m='200190'>point</span> <span m='200460'>you</span> <span m='200580'>realize</span> <span m='201390'>there</span> <span m='201670'>isn't</span> <span m='201740'>really</span> <span m='202010'>much</span> <span m='202240'>growth</span> <span m='202530'>here,</span> <span m='202910'>and</span> <span m='202965'>you</span> <span m='203020'>have</span> <span m='203160'>to</span> <span m='203240'>do</span> <span m='203360'>something</span> <span m='203700'>new.</span> <span m='204230'>And</span> <span m='204930'>that's</span> <span m='205180'>one</span> <span m='205380'>thing</span> <span m='205420'>I</span> <span m='205460'>have</span> <span m='205640'>to</span> <span m='205740'>say,</span> <span m='206010'>you</span> <span m='206230'>should</span> <span m='206470'>never</span> <span m='206710'>become</span> <span m='207010'>complacent.</span> <span m='207600'>It's</span> <span m='207730'>really</span> <span m='208000'>important</span> <span m='208310'>to</span> <span m='208360'>keep</span> <span m='208540'>yourself</span> <span m='208840'>challenged.</span> </p><p><span m='210040'>And</span> <span m='210190'>I</span> <span m='210250'>got</span> <span m='210430'>back</span> <span m='210590'>in</span> <span m='210660'>touch</span> <span m='210860'>with</span> <span m='210960'>the</span> <span m='211030'>person</span> <span m='211340'>years</span> <span m='211590'>before</span> <span m='212490'>who</span> <span m='212560'>had</span> <span m='212630'>given</span> <span m='212850'>me</span> <span m='213020'>that</span> <span m='213110'>opportunity</span> <span m='213870'>to</span> <span m='214010'>become</span> <span m='214450'>managing</span> <span m='214760'>editor</span> <span m='215080'>in</span> <span m='215170'>three</span> <span m='215330'>months</span> <span m='215560'>at</span> <span m='215620'>the</span> <span m='215710'>age</span> <span m='215830'>of</span> <span m='215870'>23,</span> <span m='216980'>and</span> <span m='217310'>I've</span> <span m='217790'>gone</span> <span m='217980'>back</span> <span m='218180'>to</span> <span m='218260'>work</span> <span m='218430'>for</span> <span m='218540'>him.</span> <span m='218940'>And</span> <span m='219700'>it's</span> <span m='219900'>exactly</span> <span m='220230'>what</span> <span m='220330'>I</span> <span m='220350'>expected,</span> <span m='220720'>which</span> <span m='220850'>was</span> <span m='221060'>extremely</span> <span m='221470'>challenging</span> <span m='222060'>days</span> <span m='222370'>where</span> <span m='222510'>I</span> <span m='222700'>didn't</span> <span m='222773'>know</span> <span m='222846'>if</span> <span m='222920'>I</span> <span m='223010'>was</span> <span m='223120'>going</span> <span m='223220'>to</span> <span m='223260'>make</span> <span m='223530'>it</span> <span m='223620'>through</span> <span m='223662'>the</span> <span m='223705'>end</span> <span m='223747'>of</span> <span m='223790'>the</span> <span m='223880'>day.</span> <span m='224655'>But</span> <span m='224832'>I've</span> <span m='225010'>learned</span> <span m='225240'>a</span> <span m='225290'>lot,</span> <span m='225680'>and</span> <span m='225910'>I'm</span> <span m='226140'>really</span> <span m='226280'>glad</span> <span m='226420'>I</span> <span m='226640'>did</span> <span m='226850'>it.</span> </p><p><span m='227480'>What</span> <span m='227690'>I</span> <span m='227900'>wish</span> <span m='228610'>I</span> <span m='228700'>knew</span> <span m='228930'>then</span> <span m='229100'>that</span> <span m='229235'>I</span> <span m='229370'>know</span> <span m='229810'>now</span> <span m='230350'>is</span> <span m='230525'>that</span> <span m='230700'>you</span> <span m='231030'>should</span> <span m='231280'>never</span> <span m='231670'>doubt</span> <span m='232010'>yourself.</span> <span m='233020'>And</span> <span m='233440'>I</span> <span m='233640'>mean</span> <span m='233980'>that</span> <span m='234330'>from</span> <span m='236210'>what</span> <span m='236790'>your</span> <span m='236890'>parents</span> <span m='237160'>say,</span> <span m='237430'>what</span> <span m='237750'>your</span> <span m='237900'>parents</span> <span m='238390'>think,</span> <span m='239300'>to</span> <span m='239510'>what</span> <span m='239745'>your</span> <span m='239980'>boss</span> <span m='240320'>might</span> <span m='240580'>say,</span> <span m='240990'>to</span> <span m='241026'>what</span> <span m='241063'>a</span> <span m='241100'>professor</span> <span m='242120'>or</span> <span m='242290'>teacher</span> <span m='242820'>might</span> <span m='243130'>say.</span> <span m='244020'>Some</span> <span m='244260'>people</span> <span m='244560'>are</span> <span m='244750'>going</span> <span m='244790'>to</span> <span m='244830'>give</span> <span m='244870'>you</span> <span m='244910'>encouragement.</span> <span m='245520'>Some</span> <span m='245680'>people</span> <span m='245920'>are</span> <span m='245980'>going</span> <span m='246110'>to</span> <span m='246200'>doubt</span> <span m='246460'>you.</span> <span m='246690'>That</span> <span m='246860'>doesn't</span> <span m='247100'>mean</span> <span m='247310'>you</span> <span m='247380'>should</span> <span m='247630'>doubt</span> <span m='247920'>yourself.</span> <span m='249150'>And</span> <span m='249320'>I</span> <span m='249390'>know</span> <span m='249620'>this</span> <span m='249770'>from</span> <span m='249920'>experience,</span> <span m='250500'>because</span> <span m='251370'>I</span> <span m='251510'>have</span> <span m='251650'>a</span> <span m='251710'>father</span> <span m='252200'>who</span> <span m='252420'>is</span> <span m='252620'>very,</span> <span m='252970'>very</span> <span m='253110'>smart</span> <span m='253620'>had</span> <span m='253810'>my</span> <span m='253950'>best</span> <span m='254220'>interests</span> <span m='254560'>in</span> <span m='254670'>mind.</span> <span m='255410'>And</span> <span m='255570'>he</span> <span m='255760'>was</span> <span m='255930'>convinced</span> <span m='256420'>that</span> <span m='256560'>if</span> <span m='256690'>I</span> <span m='256820'>became</span> <span m='257149'>a</span> <span m='257190'>journalist,</span> <span m='257940'>I</span> <span m='258110'>was</span> <span m='258290'>going</span> <span m='258420'>to</span> <span m='258459'>be</span> <span m='258610'>poor</span> <span m='258950'>for</span> <span m='259089'>the</span> <span m='259149'>rest</span> <span m='259380'>of</span> <span m='259420'>my</span> <span m='259550'>life.</span> </p><p><span m='260579'>Now,</span> <span m='260820'>do</span> <span m='260959'>I</span> <span m='261019'>make</span> <span m='261180'>a</span> <span m='261269'>lot</span> <span m='261490'>of</span> <span m='261540'>money?</span> <span m='262383'>No.</span> <span m='263270'>But</span> <span m='263710'>can</span> <span m='263970'>I</span> <span m='264140'>live,</span> <span m='264435'>can</span> <span m='264730'>I</span> <span m='264820'>support</span> <span m='265090'>myself,</span> <span m='265430'>can</span> <span m='265770'>I</span> <span m='265910'>be</span> <span m='266000'>happy?</span> <span m='266610'>Most</span> <span m='266860'>definitely.</span> <span m='267490'>And</span> <span m='267650'>if</span> <span m='267790'>I</span> <span m='267960'>had</span> <span m='268080'>done</span> <span m='268240'>the</span> <span m='268310'>path</span> <span m='268950'>that</span> <span m='269060'>he</span> <span m='269230'>had</span> <span m='269400'>asked</span> <span m='269640'>me</span> <span m='269790'>to</span> <span m='269870'>do,</span> <span m='270120'>that</span> <span m='270240'>he</span> <span m='270490'>wanted</span> <span m='270780'>me</span> <span m='270880'>to</span> <span m='270980'>do,</span> <span m='271620'>I'm</span> <span m='271710'>pretty</span> <span m='272020'>sure</span> <span m='272146'>I'd</span> <span m='272273'>be</span> <span m='272400'>miserable.</span> </p><p><span m='273140'>I</span> <span m='273500'>had</span> <span m='273790'>a</span> <span m='273850'>job</span> <span m='274470'>where</span> <span m='274700'>I</span> <span m='274790'>let</span> <span m='274925'>a</span> <span m='275060'>boss</span> <span m='275550'>ground</span> <span m='275875'>me</span> <span m='276200'>down.</span> <span m='276880'>I</span> <span m='277100'>believed</span> <span m='277590'>what</span> <span m='277730'>she</span> <span m='278620'>thought</span> <span m='278840'>about</span> <span m='279160'>me.</span> <span m='279660'>And</span> <span m='279725'>you</span> <span m='279790'>know</span> <span m='279855'>what?</span> <span m='279920'>It</span> <span m='280060'>was</span> <span m='280200'>her</span> <span m='280500'>insecurity</span> <span m='281270'>that</span> <span m='281420'>was</span> <span m='281570'>driving</span> <span m='281960'>those</span> <span m='282150'>comments.</span> <span m='282600'>She</span> <span m='282740'>would</span> <span m='282880'>criticize</span> <span m='283410'>my</span> <span m='283500'>clothing,</span> <span m='284460'>she</span> <span m='284670'>would</span> <span m='284770'>come</span> <span m='285010'>into</span> <span m='285140'>my</span> <span m='285260'>office,</span> <span m='286070'>she</span> <span m='286260'>would</span> <span m='286370'>lean</span> <span m='286710'>over</span> <span m='286950'>in</span> <span m='287040'>these</span> <span m='287170'>very</span> <span m='287380'>aggressive</span> <span m='287840'>poses.</span> <span m='289020'>And</span> <span m='289150'>let</span> <span m='289250'>me</span> <span m='289380'>tell</span> <span m='289630'>you,</span> <span m='290650'>she</span> <span m='290960'>wasn't</span> <span m='292430'>worth</span> <span m='292780'>it.</span> <span m='293520'>It</span> <span m='293660'>took</span> <span m='293870'>me</span> <span m='294040'>awhile</span> <span m='294510'>to</span> <span m='294630'>recover</span> <span m='295180'>and</span> <span m='295250'>realize</span> <span m='295680'>that</span> <span m='295830'>I</span> <span m='295935'>am</span> <span m='296040'>much</span> <span m='296790'>smarter</span> <span m='297430'>and</span> <span m='297840'>much</span> <span m='298120'>better.</span> <span m='299050'>And</span> <span m='299350'>she</span> <span m='299930'>should</span> <span m='300150'>not</span> <span m='300350'>have</span> <span m='300550'>ruled</span> <span m='300680'>my</span> <span m='300800'>life</span> <span m='301060'>in</span> <span m='301160'>the</span> <span m='301210'>way</span> <span m='301390'>that</span> <span m='301630'>I</span> <span m='301780'>allowed</span> <span m='302140'>her</span> <span m='302540'>to</span> <span m='302920'>rule</span> <span m='303110'>me.</span> <span m='303610'>So</span> <span m='303840'>don't</span> <span m='304170'>doubt</span> <span m='304320'>yourself.</span> </p>","file":{"id":255774,"video_id":"2700280794001","name":"69781895","duration":305663,"thumbnail_url":null}});

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