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10 Personal Qualities You Should Learn From The #Bossy Tina Fey

10 Personal Qualities You Should Learn From The #Bossy Tina Fey

It’s hard to imagine a time before the bossy queen of comedy gave us sage advice in a neatly wrapped package of comedy and satire. Tina Fey has taught us countless lessons about what it means to achieve success, enjoy life, and be a better person — all while making us laugh until we pee. Without further ado, here are the top 10 qualities Tina Fey has inspired in us during her reign.

1. Clear Communication

“Make statements, with your actions and your voice.”

You can talk all day long, but other people will understand you more clearly if you project with both behavior and speech. You must remain consistent with your words and your conduct to set a good example for your peers to comprehend.

2. Strong Self-Confidence

“Believe you are worthy of the cover.”

Every woman struggles with physical, mental, and emotional insecurities — even Tina Fey. However, the lady of perpetual inspiration preaches that self-confidence (even in the form of delusion) is the best way to make your dreams come true. After all, you are going to have a tough time convincing other people to put you on the cover if you yourself don’t think you can get there.

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3. Unshakeable Lady Pride

“People are going to try to trick you. Don’t be fooled. You’re not in competition with other women. You’re in competition with everyone.”

Tina Fey is a member of feminism’s old guard; she has been fighting for women’s legal and societal equality since before many of us understood the terms “heteronormativity” and “rape culture.” As a result, Fey knows too well the struggles women enforce on fellow women — and she knows that we need to work together to end it.

4. Altruistic Cooperation

“Cover the phones for someone when they need to pee. Punch someone’s timecard. Help people when the register doesn’t add up. Don’t be a tattletale.”

There are plenty of reasons to help out your friends and co-workers: For one, they will owe you favors in the future; for another, cooperation makes life easier for everyone. However, acts of kindness don’t necessarily need a reason. You should do good in the world just for the sake of doing good.

5. Balanced Beauty

“If you retain nothing else, always remember this important Rule of Beauty. ‘Who cares?’”

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It is hard to deny that appearance is important. Researchers have discovered that looking a certain way can affect a person’s ability to get good grades, secure interviews, earn a high salary, and more. However, Tina Fey reminds us that we shouldn’t devote all our attention to looking good.

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    Liz Lemon image by jtbrennan from Flickr.

    6. Passionate Imperative

    “As the mother of this now five-year-old show, would I still rather have a strong ‘Two and a Half Men’ than our sickly little program? No, I would not, because I love my weird little show.”

    “30 Rock” was on the verge of cancellation for most of its time on air, but that never stopped Tina Fey from rewriting the scripts to make them more appealing to the masses. Fey remained committed to the show that she was passionate about — and in the end, she earned two Emmys (and 103 Emmy nominations) for her efforts. If you have a crazy dream of running your own business, you should absolutely go for it.

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    7. Assertive Self-Direction

    “When people say ‘You really, really must’ do something, it means that you don’t really have to.”

    If there is one thing you have absolute control over, it is what you do and say — and you can never let someone else take that away from you. No matter what other people demand, you should only do what you think is right.

    8. Insightful Judgement

    “You can always tell how smart a person is by what they laugh at.”

    Perceptiveness is perhaps one of the most unendingly useful skills you can foster. Tina Fey uses her comedy to understand what other people like and need, and you can do the same with your inherent talents to gain an edge in business and in life.

    9. Informed Inspiration

    “I pretty much just do whatever Oprah tells me to.”

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    Tina Fey loves Oprah unabashedly, and considering Oprah’s unparalleled professional success, we can see why. Perhaps she is following in Oprah’s footsteps — the way you should follow in Tina Fey’s.

    10. Indulgent Relaxation

    “One of my New Year’s Resolutions is to say ‘Yes.’ Yes to love; yes to life; yes to staying in more!”

    Tina Fey works hard, and you probably do, too. While you should open yourself up to new experiences, you should also know when it is time to put on pajamas, eat some cheese, and watch television until you fall asleep.

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    When You Start to Enjoy Being Single, These 12 Things Will Happen

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    Being single can make you weary, especially if you didn't initiate a breakup, it could be easy to get carried away with reminiscing and what-if scenarios. Staying caught up in the past is toxic to your growth, however, and interferes with your ability to move forward. Single life can be self-actualizing and enjoyable, but you need to embrace it first. No matter where you are on your journey in coming to terms with being single, the following 12 fantastic things will happen when you accept it.

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    1. You will be more focused.

      Once you start to treasure your new-found freedom, you will realize that taking time for yourself will show you what is most important in your life. Enjoying your single time will make what you want clearer and reveal which areas of your life you should build upon. Additionally, studies show that experiencing something alone results in our brain forming a more clear and longer lasting memory.

      2. You will be more active.

        Studies show that unmarried people are also more fit than their hitched counterparts. Let yourself welcome being single, and use this time to your benefit. You'll be more confident and in control when you do meet someone special.

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        3. You will be more likely to have high goals.

          Being single means you can't settle. In case someone who captures your heart comes along, you need to be at the top of your game. By embracing your time being single, you will be more able to pursue your goals and work towards a more complete, fulfilling future.

          4. You will be more creative.

            Spending time alone is also linked to an increase in creative thinking. Spending more time alone will force you to be a deeper thinker, and could lead you to solutions and projects you wouldn't have thought of otherwise.

            5. Your schedule will be your own.

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              Once you get past feeling lonely and realize how wonderful being single is, you will become aware of one of the best perks – your schedule is now completely your own. No longer do you need to have nights out approved, nor will long days at work get interrupted. Relax into loving your single life because nothing is quite as liberating as deciding every moment of your weekly schedule.

              6. You will likely save money.

                Dating is a great way to wave goodbye to all your hard earned cash. When you're with someone, there's nothing more important than impressing them, including your income. However, when the relationship fizzles, you realize how this tactic doesn't pay off. Not only are we more prone to spending when dating, married couples are more likely to have credit card debt than unmarried singles. So don't get depressed when you're eating cheap meals alone – it's really a form of investing in your future!

                7. You won't need to compromise on entertainment.

                  Particularly if your significant other tends to have different tastes than you, being single can be a blessing. As soon as you can appreciate being single, you will realize how freeing it is to always watch exactly what you want. There is no longer any need to skimp on your favorite movies, plays, or TV shows that others don't appreciate.

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                  8. You will have more time for your family.

                    Another thing you will realize once you learn to relish being single is you now have much more time for family. Especially when it comes to older relatives, time spent with them truly is precious. Make the most of your single time by reconnecting with family members in your life you may have been neglecting.

                    9. You have more time for your friends.

                      Once you start basking in your single glory, you will also find that you have more time for your friends. Not only will increased free time let you reconnect with friends you may have neglected while being half of a couple, studies also show that married people have much weaker social lives than those who are unmarried.

                      10. You will find new haunts in your city.

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                        Once you start to enjoy your single life again you will also find that you have plenty of time to rediscover your city. Where relationships see us fall into the same habit of favorite spots to drink, eat, or dance, when you're on your own you will naturally start to explore fresh venues again.

                        11. You'll find more interests.

                          Similarly, enjoying your time being single will give you more time to consider new hobbies and interests. Instead of repeating the same go-to dates, you can now freely explore activities that really make you passionate.

                          12. You will be more aware of what you want.

                            Ultimately, taking time to ourselves is an important ingredient in discovering what type of person is our ideal match, or what career we can happily commit to. By delighting in your uninhibited life, you are more able to experiment and thereby find out what works for you and what doesn't. Don't look at being single as a drawback, since learning more about yourself and finding out what makes you tick are crucial in forming balanced, healthy relationships in the future.

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