I loved this short interview with writer Bee Shyuan Chang for the Month Of Working Girls series. It’s so inspiring to me to read the tid-bits behind successful women. In a world filled with so much talent, it’s encouraging to be reminded that success (in whatever measure you hope for it), isn’t an impossible stretch. These were my favorites from Bee:
Hands down, best professional advice you ever got.
“Talent only matters so much. Tenacity and perseverance go further in the long run.”
What skill or habit do you think is vital for success?
“Figuring out a system that works for you. For example, I have mild ADD and I’ve figured out I’m productive if I have a few things going on at once, but I stay organized via Google Calendar so things don’t spin out of control. Other than that? Caffeine.”
What’s your favorite thing to wear to work?
“A bright cotton or silk dress and my favorite Prada platforms. I’ve had them resoled maybe six times now.”
photos by Sunny Shokrae via Refinery 29