Top Career Advice from Chelsea Handler at Create & Cultivate DTLA

Photo by Irida Mete. 

Photo by Irida Mete

On Saturday night when Chelsea Handler took the stage at #CreateCultivateDTLA, we knew that comedienne would slay. From telling the audience how sick she is of answering how she feels about being "the only woman in late night" to talking about her own fears, she was every bit the boss we expected. Her life advice can be applied to business and vice versa. 

Below find our nine favorite takeaways. 

1. ON HER NEW SHOW (WHICH, IS SET TO PREMIERE May 11 on Netflix.)

"There are eleven men doing the same exact thing every fucking night. Used to be two. Now there are eleven. I’ll break every rule to make it more interesting."

2.  WHEN AN AUDIENCE MEMBER ASKED HER ABOUT BEING FEARLESS

"I’m scared right now. I could fail on a global level. But I don’t think I will, because I embrace my fear. I’m not fearless. I live in fear. I just want it to go away, so I’m constantly trying to swim toward something, with floaties on. "

3. ON BEING CONFIDENT IN HERSELF 

"You have to be so into what you're saying that you can convince someone to send you to Peru to take ayahuasca."

4. ON ROOTING FOR OTHERS' SUCCESS

"I want people to move past me, I want to help them, and have them succeed on their own."

5. ON GETTING OUT OF HER COMFORT ZONE

"I don't wanna go to Russia, but I'm interested in going, because I don't wanna go."

6. ON HATING FILTERS 

"The important thing for women is to not use filters. I’m not filter friendly. I’m 41 now and I want to be a real person. And tell people, this is what it looks like, and that’s how powerful I can be."

7. ON HONESTY BEING THE BEST POLICY

"Every time we don’t tell the people that we love what we really think, we’re putting their lives off for another five years."

8. ON DEALING WITH SEXISM IN THE WORKPLACE

"What do I do? I’m fucking sexist right back. I say, 'You guys are idiots. And you’re fucking lucky I’m here.'"

9. ON SUPPORTING OTHER WOMEN

"It’s so important for women to know that they can rely on other women. Because there’s nothing worse than a fucking bitch. If it's a woman you don't like, just pretend. If it's a man, go off on him."