Check out this well done infographic from the folks over at GetVoip.com that gives us some great advice from some of our favorite pop culture characters.
Regardless of whether the character is quirky like Leslie Knope from Parks and Recreation, funny like Mindy Lahiri from The Mindy Project, or ruthless like Jordan Belfort from The Wolf of Wall Street, their messages are similar — be persistent, be courageous, have faith, and don’t be afraid to stand out.
All the characters listed above not only take risks in their careers and personal lives, they also show strength, tenacity, and initiative. They aren’t intimidated by how they are perceived by the outside world, and often have something great to show for it.
Though determination goes a long way, don’t forget that, as Michael Scott says, “In the end, life and business are about human connections.” It’s about who you have supporting you and working alongside you.
If you need more inspiration (and are looking for a new favorite show), check out one of the TV shows or movies above. Dramatic episodes of Scandal and House of Cards will keep you at the edge of your seat, while hilarious reruns of The Office and 30 Rock will shine a more casual light on office culture.