So you wanna be a boss. Netflix and
chill will yourself to get off the couch already. How to Be a Boss (According to Your Favorite Shows) is your excuse to binge all the TV you want. It’s career inspiration, right? As for me, chain-watching teen dramas now qualifies as research to bring you this informative series. We all win.
Oh henny, you’re getting nowhere with those eyebrows.
In what may seem like a humiliating shakedown, five gay men and a production crew storm the lives of basic Americans, scrutinizing dingy hand towels and wayward neckbeards. Netflix’s Queer Eye kicks off each episode in a pageantry of flying laundry and pithy one-liners. But there is a lesson here: how you present yourself matters.
Beauty is on the inside, the Fab Five acknowledges, but how will anyone see it behind all of that hair!? At the conclusion of each episode, not one eye—queer or otherwise—is dry (including mine). Because dude didn’t just get shamazing new pants—he learned to love himself in those pants.
Queer Eye isn’t a makeover show. It’s a how-to guide to owning your life. And you don’t have to “strugg to func” in personal grooming or home decor to actually learn a thing or two. Here’s how to be a boss—in the shower, in business, in life—according to the Fab Five:1. Surround yourself with people who support you. Like five strangers from TV. 2. Dabble in other potential career paths to find your true calling. 3. Always be on brand. 4. Get yourself a mentor who looks at you the way Tan looks at a French tuck. 5. You can run a business from anywhere—even your RV. (It just might need a makeover first.) 6. Lean on your support network. But, girl, watch the hair. 7. Your ideas are shamazing. Tell the world, zaddy. 8. Don’t panic yet. And when you do, make sure the camera is rolling (it’s good for ratings). 9. Serve some realness. 10. ...but know when to let your gorg hair down, too. 11. Protect your intellectual property (and your skin). 12. And remember, henny, sometimes you can’t do everything yourself.
Feature image by Niall McClelland