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5 times RuPaul was your unofficial life coach


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There’s a catchall piece of healthy life advice that works in almost all situations. Whether you’re powering through your day, looking to make new friends, or moving on from a breakup, you can motivate with this one phrase: “You better work.”

RuPaul’s immortal words are so embedded in our pop-culture psyche that it’s easy to forget there reason why the words ring true.

The mother of all drag queens and host of RuPaul’s Drag Race has forged an entirely new career path (there wasn’t exactly a set of superstar stiletto footsteps for him to follow in as a baby drag queen) and brought all his sisters along with him, despite countless obstacles in his way. Basically, he’s been through it all, and he knows what he’s talking about.

So sit down and take some notes, because RuPaul is an endless source of insight. Here’s some of his best advice.

Keep scrolling to see why RuPaul is the best life coach you never knew you had.

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1. He knows the secret to personal happiness

The truth bomb of all truth bombs. There will always be difficult people, Ru knows—but your energy is better spent on yourself.

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2. He tells you how to deal with the haters

Go ahead and feel all the bad feelings from a stinging criticism, but after that? Keep it moving.

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3. He always keeps it real

Like he told Attitude, “Actually, it does start with you—if you want to change the world, change yourself.”

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 4. He has no time for downers

In his book, Workin’ It!: RuPaul’s Guide to Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Stylehe writes, “Negativity is basically laziness. It takes a lot of hard work to remain positive, but positivity always pays off.”

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5. He redefines success for everyone—no matter who you are

It’s all about challenging yourself in ways that mean something to you. (So tell your inner mean girl to take a breather—you got this.)

Feeling inspired? Harness the power of your energy horoscope and turn that side hustle into your full-time job.

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