VH1âs The Gossip Game follows seven urban media professionals, as they navigate their way through the New York entertainment industry. From Power 105 to the Source Magazine, these women are on top of their game. However, there is a lot to be learned from how these women interact with each other both personally and professionally.
Here are five career tips from episode 7 of The Gossip Game:
.1. Work Will Always Be There
Kim Osorio seems to be struggling with work/home balance lately, and more often than not seems to find herself bringing more and more work home. It happens, especially in this business, but itâs to forget that the work will always be there tomorrow. If The Source let Kim go tomorrow, her kids will still be there the job wonât. Itâs important to prioritize work and home life, especially when they start to become one.
2. Donât Be That Person
Thereâs always one person in the group that isnât liked by all, and in this case, itâs Ms. Drama. Throughout the season, the woman properly known as Candice has managed to piss off the majority of The Gossip Game cast without blinking. In her head, things are never her fault, and everyone else is just crazy. Donât be that person. Like last week, itâs all about accepting responsibility because once you have that label, itâs hard to shake it off.
3. Know Thereâs Always A Time & Place
K. Foxx may have had good intentions when bringing Ms. Drama to Sharonâs birthday party, but that wasnât the time or place to play Dr. Phil. Public settings are never ideal when trying to solve a world war, especially when it comes to women in the entertainment industry. While Sharon may not be the class favorite either, inviting an unwanted guest to her party wasnât the smartest ideaâthe plan was doomed from the beginning. Use good judgment when trying to work out other peoplesâ problems.
4. Have A Heart to Heart With Yourself
Itâs easy to get lost in this industry. The lights, the carpets, the celebrities, it can go to anyoneâs head from time to time. People often change if theyâre not careful, and it looks like Ms. Drama may have lost herself along the way. Every week, viewers see Ms. Drama as the âinstigatorâ and the âagitatorâ as Jasfly puts it, but last night people got to see a different side of herâthe real her. Aside from popular vote, it seems Ms. Drama does have a heart and does care about the ways sheâs perceived, it just took half a season of the show to realize it. If people are constantly checking you on your comments and actions, maybe itâs time to sit with yourself and have a heart to heart about whatâs really going on.
5. Itâs All Smoke & Mirrors
At the end of the day, everyone on The Gossip Game is human, and the faĂ§ade the entertainment industry has to offer is just a magic trick. People on the outside may think the celeb lifestyle is the most wonderful thing in the world, but itâs just a corporate illusion. The bottle popping and photo opps may look like fun, but at the end of the day people just want to go home and be themselvesâmost people anyways.