5 Career Gems From The Real Housewives Of Orange County

5 Career Gems From The Real Housewives Of Orange County [EXPERT]

Behind all the drama, there are 5 career lessons we can learn from the ladies of Orange County.

With The Real Housewives of Orange County reunion airing on Bravo, we wrapped up another long, and very blonde, season of the original Housewives franchise. Throughout the season there were tears, sadness, laughter and an abundance of tight dresses.

We were left at the end of the season with some lessons and I think a few of them are definitely career-oriented. Here are five lessons we can learn from the women of The Real Housewives of Orange County.

1. When starting a new endeavor, invest in yourself. Yes, we all saw Alexis in her "hard newscaster" role and how that was not quite her sweet spot.

What we have learned from Alexis is that when you start a new job, a new company or a new role, take some time to figure out what you need to succeed and make your life easier. Then, make an investment in yourself and your career.

Learn how to mentor, take a few public speaking lessons, or invest in someone to tell you to stop wearing a shirt that shows off your goods while talking about children's issues. 

2. When in doubt, wear something formal. I hate to pick on Alexis again, but to reference the above shirt incident, we all know what it is like to show up to a new job and feel underdressed. Dress on the side of caution and always keep the ladies locked up. How To Make Job Hunting Fun & Sexy

3. Find something you love and do it well. Vicki may be slightly crazy, but the woman knows how to sell insurance. We spend so much time planning our weddings, but very little time planning our livelihoods.

Make an investment in yourself, in terms of finding your passion. This may take time and help, but that is okay because you are worth it. Hire a coach, read a book, talk to friends or do whatever you need to make your passion happen.

4. Try new things in your career to push your comfort zone. We all saw Gretchen "sing" on the Pussy Cat Doll stage. While it was uncomfortable to watch, I have to give her credit for trying something that is so far from her purse and makeup world.

It must have been very nerve-wracking for her. Plus, she was not born to be Ella Fitzgerald. Regardless, she got out there and did something different. This made her comfort zone grow. That is huge!

The larger your comfort zone, the more you can handle at work. So, think about taking on something new and different that stretches you to new heights. Turn Dating Rules Into Career Success

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