Fighting for happiness is the hardest thing you'll ever fight for, but it's the only thing worth fighting for.— Lilly Singh
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There is no shame in falling down but there is pride in getting back up.
If I could give advice to anyone, it would be that sometimes the best way you can fight a problem - and this is going to be a little bit controversial - is to not address it.
After a long day at work, I want someone to come home, turn on my video and think, "Oh my god, how girls get ready? This is hilarious, I love this, I'm forgetting about all my problems."
I feel like you have to use your energy, you have to use your resources to help those who don't have a voice. Whereas back in the day, you could say, "I didn't know about this. What was I supposed to do? One person can't make a difference." No, like, none of that's valid. You can make a difference, and you do have a voice.
Surround yourself with like-minded, strong people, use your voices and choose courage over fear.
I never was taught how to go into a meeting and talk about a tour and how to plan a show, but seeing that side of things [about] someone who wants to be a Unicorn but has to now be a boss and navigate this is a really powerful and interesting story.
Everyone finds their voice at different times in their life.
I never want to position myself where I seem like an ambassador of anti-racism.
I am fortunate enough to say that I've never experienced extreme amounts of racism, but a lot of my friends do.
I'm a big believer of having a vision board, so I have a vision board, and that's motivating because it shows me all the things I have accomplished and all the things I still want to accomplish.
I don't want to go crazy pretending to be someone all the time.
But at the same time, if I have the ability to influence people, and we have X amount of energy in the day, it's not even our option anymore - it's our duty to do something positive in the world.
Now I do feel like I have something to say.
The book [How to Be a Bawse] is a guide on how to not just survive life but to conquer it. And it's based on my life experiences, all the people I've met, all the things I've learned from those people, being in the weird situations that I get in.
I think there's so many things happening, whether it's gender inequality or immigration, there's just so many issues happening around the world where not doing anything makes you guilty.
I think you have to proactively seek out things that inspire you and consume as much of those things as possible.
The number one thing I want my videos to be is relatable.
I was super doubting myself and if I was even cut out to live this life, but then the fans came to my rescue. And I think we all have those moments, but every failure is necessary, especially in the entertainment industry.
I would never want to change myself to be someone I'm not.
I got into psychology simply because that's what my sister did, and I grew up in a family that was very like, follow your sister's footsteps. I went to the same school she went to, did the same degree she did ... really had no interest in it, to be honest.
I'm super hard on myself anytime I think of an idea for a collaboration.
I will rack my brain trying to think of one. I wait for the right person. It stresses me to think that I'd do a collaboration with someone and not make it the best possible opportunity.
I would tell anyone, pick the person you love the most, the musician, the actor, public figure, whatever, and watch a bunch of their interviews and find ones where they talk about all the times they've failed, all the times they weren't good enough, and watch those on the regular. It's a very unique type of inspiration. It's almost like spiritual jumper cables for your inner drive.
I watch a lot of interviews with Selena [Gomez] because she's been in the public eye for so long and she's dealt with a lot of critique that I believe is unwarranted, but maybe that's just me being a fangirl.
I found my voice when I started doing YouTube videos, and that's when I was pretty old, to be honest. I think it's about exploration. I think it's about trying new things, meeting new people, and also, it's about borrowing inspiration from other people. Because I still have those moments where I'm like, "Oh my God, I'm a loser, what am I doing?"
I've learned from people, being in the weird situations that I get in.
Like, dressed as my mom kissing Seth Rogen - that's a thing that happened.
Finding like-minded people is very important.
It's hard to be a happy meal in a room full of sad people.
I reflect back on my mom's journey, someone who was an immigrant to Canada and came not knowing anything and figured it out tremendously. I reflect back on that a lot.
I always wanted to be someone in the entertainment industry.
In my eighth grade slideshow, when everyone was like "show us what you want to be," everyone [said] doctor, lawyer, [but] mine literally said rapper. I wanted to be a musician, I wanted to be a superstar, I wanted to be on stage, I wanted to perform, I wanted to be in movies. But as you grow up, those dreams kind of fade away.
As a digital creator, there's been so much pressure to write a book because so many of my peers have done it. I've been very adamant about saying, "No! I don't want to release a book just for the sake of writing a book. I'm going to write a book when I feel like I have something to say in a book."
I'm a super spiritual person, so every now and then I'll say, "Everyone, get out of my room because I need 15 minutes by myself to just sit alone." I have a chapter in my book [How to Be a Bawse] called "Pause," and basically, the idea is one of the ways to be successful is to reflect back on your successes and everything you've achieved.
You can never compare a stadium full of people to statistics online .
.. There's something about seeing people's faces, and it's amazing [seeing how] things online can also be translated offline.
This idea of having back-up plans is ingrained into us to make us believe that that's the smart thing to do.
I started treating my career as if it was a guarantee,if things get difficult and things don't work out, I'm not gonna think I have a Plan B, which is grad school, or Plan C, which is an office job. I'm just gonna have a Plan A, a Plan A 2.0, a Plan A 3.0, and that's what I'm going to do. Because entertainment and YouTube are always going to be my Plan A.
The best way to battle fear is with courage.
You have to look at the opposite of fear: Fear is scared of courage.
I think the best way I could ever fight racism is just being as successful as possible.
I think, especially in this time in the world, there is very much a choice between fear and courage, and we all have to pick the courageous route.
I would never say, "I'm going to do these things in a video to be a role model so people make me a role model." I want to be myself.