The Secrets to Success from 9 Superstars

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Zooey Deschanel - actress (New Girl, 500 Days of Summer); singer-songwriter, She & Him; and co-founder (Hello Giggles)

What's the best piece of advice you have ever ... more 
Photo by: Courtesy of PMK BNC
Zooey Deschanel - actress (New Girl, 500 Days of Summer); singer-songwriter, She & Him; and co-founder (Hello Giggles)

What's the best piece of advice you have ever received?
"It's hard to say the BEST piece of advice since I can't recall every piece of advice I've ever received, but a really good piece of advice I've gotten was on my first movie, the director, Lawrence Kasdan, told me to always give my best performance, even if I was off camera for another actor because people can tell a generous actor. I always think of that when I'm working, it's important to be generous!"

What's the one thing you do every day that is critical to your success?
"I talk to my parents every day. We always have interesting conversations, and I love how much I can learn from them. I think they like i less 
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Tue, Mar 19, 2013 1:28 PM EDT
By Gina Marinelli, Refinery29



It's an age-old question: How do we measure success? One person's New York Times best seller is another's Emmy Award, is another's launch of their own website, is another's night at home with their family. But no matter what definition you adhere to, we can all use a little inspiration to get moving in the right direction.



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So, we did a little reaching for the stars ourselves and spoke directly with influencers who don't need much of an introduction at all. We don't mean to name drop (okay, actually we do), but if you are looking to launch the next Nasty Gal, produce the next Girls, or be the Next Big Thing, these folks can tell you exactly what it takes. Read on and let your inspiration soar.



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