2019 Advice from Olympians, Comedians, Actors and More

2019 Advice from Olympians, Comedians, Actors and More

01.14.19
01.14.19

Advice That’ll Help You Get Your 2019 $h*t Together

2019 is here and you know what that means? A whole ‘notha year full of random swerves that life is gonna put in all of our paths. Some guests from Season 1 of the podcast I co-host called “Adult ISH” — a show for fellow 20-somethings trying to figure out their young adult lives — #knowthatfeel and have words of wisdom that might help you keep your sh*t “ish” together this year.

Stand-up comedian Joel Kim Booster’s strategy for the dating app scene:

“If you want to catch anything you’ve got to set the traps.”

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OWN’s “Love Is ________” star Will Catlett‘s general life advice:

“Be patient. … Nobody really told me that. Work your gift. Not your knowledge, not your wisdom, but your gift, because that is unique to you.”

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What Muslim American Olympian Ibtihaj Muhammad suggests you do with your homies who call out your wardrobe choices:

“If your friend is a hater, [get] new friends for sure, and wear that jumpsuit if you feel good in it.”

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Stockton, Calif., Mayor Michael Tubbs says gettin’ swol is key:

“Start going to the gym, man. When you start at 28, it is not pretty.”

“The Daily Show” Senior Correspondent Ronny Chieng’s tip on time:

“Don’t be afraid to take your time to grow up. I was too anxious about trying to be an adult when I really wasn’t.”

Poet Ashlee Haze’s warm words for people who struggle with colorism:

“The truth is that you’re worthy. You’re absolutely gorgeous the way you are. I hate to say cliché stuff, but you need to believe it.”

“Black-ish” actor Marcus Scribner on what to say to your folks if they’re throwing shade at who you’re dating:

“It’s really about the person and the connection that you share with them. If you’re happy and your parents can’t accept that, tough luck.”

Do-it-yourself YouTuber LaurDIY on gettin’ those follows on social media:

“Find what you’re passionate about, build a brand for yourself and make everything cohesive.”

“Bumblebee” actor Jorge Lendeborg Jr. on what he would (or wouldn’t) say to his younger self:

“I’d be super Mr. Miyagi. I wouldn’t say anything. I’d be like, ‘Hey guy, figure it out. Bye!’”

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Musician and writer Lane Moore’s pep talk of getting through any holiday alone:

“Feel proud of yourself because…you’re still here. … Sometimes that’s the bravest thing of all, and if you don’t believe me, it’s a line in ‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer.’”

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Actor and poet Demetrius Harmon (FKA Meechonmars) on what he’d tell his future self:

“Listen to your kids about the things they want and don’t get too consumed with work.”

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Disabilities rights advocate Haben Girma’s hype up to Nyge and Merk (who are too chicken to try surfing):

“The world is dangerous. You can’t let sharks stop you from doing something fun! It’s a matter of trying, taking lessons and pushing yourselves.”

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