#AskHillary

There is a song saying that the only advise for the future is to wear sunscreen.
Hillary Clinton stopped by Twitter HQ for a Q&A yesterday.
Her advice is to put some moisturizer. And a lot of it!

I happened to be in San Francisco when Hillary did the rounds of the tech companies to promote her latest book “Hard Choices”.

When asked for a piece of advice for women or people considering a career in politics, she said: Find a good moisturizer!
In other words grow a thick skin.

Click on the link to watch:

She did deliver her advice with a touch of humor, which didn’t make it any less relevant.
Here are some of her wise words can be applied to any career.

  • Take criticism seriously but not personally.
    This is how you grow and build confidence.
  • When confronted with a difficult situation, make the decision you think is right. Ensure you feel totally comfortable about it. Then, negotiate and develop your influence about it.
  • If you are thinking about a career change: Try it first, make sure you like it.
    This is very similar to the advice given by Linkedin founder Reid Hoffman in his book “The Start Up of You”. Find your pivot and get involved.

I thought these little nuggets were totally worth sharing as they can be applied to any other context than politics.

I also wanted to give a shout out to my colleagues Katie Stanton who did an amazing job an interviewing Hillary and the SnappyTV crew who live tweeted the key moment of her talk on @Twittermedia

Marie Sornin

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