"Just because you're good at something doesn't mean it's actually something you want to do."
Comedian Catie Lazarus hosts The Employee of The Month Show, a monthly live talk show in New York City and podcast. "Lazarus honors and interviews people she admires who (mainly) love what they do." Her guests have included Gloria Steinem, Jon Stewart, Lin-Manuel Miranda to name a few. Catie also writes for TV, digital, film, print, and video. Listen to Catie's story of pivoting from getting her PhD in psychology to stand up comedy to hosting her own hilarious show. She'll make you laugh and inspire you to be yourself.
"To the extent that we can be honest with ourselves and true to ourselves, the better we are."
We discuss what what gave her the confidence to get up on stage and do stand-up, how her career transformed, why being yourself is the key to performance, loving everything about the business not just the moments on stage, the importance of not taking things personally, her experiences of sexism in comedy, embracing the positives, and more.
"I feel like we're all the same. I don't look at someone as higher up on the ladder that I should somehow worship that human. I admire their tremendous work, their imagination, their creativity, their brilliance, their gifts, and their discipline- but I don't look at them as higher than me. I have everyone at the end of my show get an award and we all get the same silly plaque. I give everyone the same employee of the month plaque because I believe that however you choose to spend your time, you matter."
In this episode, you'll learn:
"I don't believe in being fearless. There are some things that are really scary that you should be scared of. But understanding and having perspective, that's important."
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