Style My Soul asked working professionals — “What is the Best Piece of Career Advice You’ve Received?”
Today’s featured guidance comes from Emmy and Peabody Award-Winning Journalist Maria Shriver.
“Right after college, I wanted to head to New York City to jumpstart my career in journalism. But Barbara Walters said I should ‘go local.’ She told me it was better to start in a smaller market and work my way up, as doing so would create a more sustainable career path. So, I did. I started as an assistant at a station close to my hometown. I got coffee, logged tapes, and ran audio. And eventually, I worked my way up to writer, producer, and anchor.
Seeking opportunities in the minor leagues allowed me to make mistakes and learn from them without worrying that my career would be over before it even began. It also helped me figure out what I like doing regarding news broadcasting and what I don’t like — which, I always tell my kids, is just as crucial because figuring out precisely what you truly want to do takes time, trial, and error.”
Meet Our Contributor— Maria Shriver
Maria Shriver is a mother of four, an Emmy and Peabody award-winning journalist, a seven-time New York Times bestselling author, an NBC News special anchor, and founder of the nonprofit The Women’s Alzheimer’s Movement and the new brain wellness company Mosh Life. Always curious about the world, Maria has devoted her life to reporting and interviewing some of the biggest changemakers of our time. In addition to her work for NBC News, she is also the founder of Shriver Media, which produces award-winning documentaries and films, bestselling books, a popular podcast, and a beloved popular weekly email newsletter called “The Sunday Paper.” Her latest book, I’ve Been Thinking …, and its companion, I’ve Been Thinking … The Journal, were written to offer wisdom, guidance, and inspiration to those seeking to create a meaningful life. Bio Credit: Maria Shriver.
Learn More About MOSH
Born out of personal experience and conviction, MOSH is a mission-driven brain health and wellness company committed to empowering consumers with nutritious and delicious products to support brain health and happiness. Founded by Maria Shriver and Patrick Schwarzenegger, we aspire to inspire every generation to proactively nourish and care for the health of their brain. Together, with your support, MOSH will donate a portion of the proceeds from every purchase to help fund gender-based brain health science and research through the Women’s Alzheimer’s Movement (WAM) at Cleveland Clinic. Visit MOSH today!