MICHELLE OBAMA

Cosmopolitan (UK) - - Earn -

Where Ore­gon State Univer­sity, 2012

Best for When you have fallen out of love with your ca­reer.

Vibe Mrs O had a per­sonal con­nec­tion to this col­lege – her older brother was the bas­ket­ball coach there at the time. She talks about rac­ing up the ca­reer lad­der as a lawyer when she was young be­cause it was what was ex­pected – only to find her­self un­ful­filled.

Post-it-note quote “Suc­cess isn’t about how your life looks to oth­ers, it’s about how it feels to you. I can promise you that you will never be happy plod­ding through some­one else’s idea of suc­cess.”

Skip to 15mins 45secs -– she re­calls how she quit her fancy cor­po­rate job, and went to work in the Mayor’s of­fice. The irony is, of course, that she later ended up with one of the fan­ci­est ti­tles of all – First Lady of the United States.

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