The future is all about you
More than ever before, you’re exposed to people’s “highlight reels” on their social media. You’re at your cubicle, tapping through your friend’s Snaps (“My job pays me to travel!” “Pilates in Bali with bae <3”) and all you can think is: What am I doing with my life?
Firstly, stop comparing. And secondly, despite what you think, your career (and whatever you dream of) is a moving target. To really pull ahead, the most important trait is ‘grit’. It’s your perseverance for long-term goals, despite any missteps. How else would you learn? The lessons I learned from our 30 Hot Shots this year were immense. These young Malaysian women are on interstellar career trajectories, and they’re not afraid to break out of their comfort zones to get what they want, and to make a difference. We at #TeamCLEO loved how they were headstrong and passionate when they spoke about their work. Their myriad experiences wove a tapestry of stories that truly inspire. I can’t wait for you to meet them, so turn over to page 77.
As for your future, you’re living it. Take your connections to the next level by commanding presence in a room (page 100), and learn how to really get noticed online (page 101 and 102). To help you nail that first impression, a panel of judges and I road-tested the latest in beauty to discover the products with pow. Flip to CLEO’s Beauty Hall Of Fame (page 109) for these bright new things. Remember, hotshot, failure is never permanent; put your heart into what you believe. The only thing is – just do it! SHISEIDO SYNCHRO SKIN LASTING LIQUID FOUNDATION, RM155. Lina Esa SHISEIDO PERFECT FOUNDATION BRUSH, RM106. Send a text message in the following format to 32733: