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Dubai: What inspired you to write How to Be Bawse?

I have been so grateful for the good, bad and truly unbelievable experiences I’ve had over the years and I felt a book was the perfect format to share those lessons.

What’s the best advice you’ve been given?

During Dwayne Johnson’s acceptance speech at the People Choice Award he said, “It is nice to be important but it is more important to be nice.” This resonated with me because as I’ve grown in the entertainment industry. I have seen what happens when fame is thrust upon you.

What’s your top advice for someone starting out in their career?

When you start your career, you’re often starting at the bottom. There is this idea that constant growth is necessary and we are tempted to “use escalators” to get to the top. My advice is to put in the work and take the stairs or climb the ladder.

Were the ‘Out of the Blue’ chapters difficult to write?

The ‘Out of the Blue’ chapters were very difficult to write, but I felt they were necessary to include. I want my readers to know that I’ve been through difficult times and this is what I did to get out of them.

How do you deal with all the negativity that’s online?

I have a stick note on my computer that reminds me every day to focus on what deserves my attention. I know that negativity exists, but I choose to not engage with it.