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The Daily Dish Relative Success with Tabatha

Tabatha Coffey Gives Her Best Advice for Young People on How to Be a Boss

"It's not about being mean; it's about standing up for what you believe in," said Tabatha.

By Brianna Meagher
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Everyone needs a boss lady in their life and luckily, we’ve got Tabatha! Tabatha Coffey is the host of Bravo’s new series Relative Success with Tabatha, where she’ll be using her passion for being a boss to help struggling family-owned businesses. In an interview with The Daily Dish podcast she gave her best advice on how to be a boss.

“When you're young, you're not always quite as honest and it's hard to be really honest, because I think it's hard to be honest with yourself as well. But yes, I have always been direct,” revealed Tabatha.

Tabatha, known for her "tell-it-how-it-is" personality, gave advice to young people who might be struggling with being direct in situations when they need to be.

“I think people misunderstand and think that when you're direct, you're mean. And it's not about being mean; it's about standing up for what you believe in and standing up for what you need.”

When it comes to honest feedback, she said it can be hard to give and receive. "Sometimes it's hard to hear when you're on the receiving end. I know that it can feel really hard, but when it's done in the service of help and to move you forward, so that you have a breakthrough and become unstuck, then it’s done in the right way.”

According to Tabatha, nothing is more important than your own happiness. “When you're being honest with yourself and the people around you that love you and your friends, it's so that you can have the life you want. And there's nothing wrong with that.”

Tabatha also talked about what it has been like finding fame after 40. She appreciates that she had the time to be confident in herself before getting her TV show. “I was very grounded. I knew who I was … So having a TV show didn't change me; it didn't change who I was. My life didn't change. I didn't go out and buy a fancy Maserati or blow a lot of money on the crazy house and all of those kind of things; that wasn't important to me. I think, if I was young, I would have made many different choices and they probably wouldn't have been good ones.”

Hear more of what Tabatha had to say in the podcast above.

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