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I’m Samorn Selim. 

I’m a lawyer turned career coach on a mission for us to take our careers from dread to joy. As the daughter of poor Lao refugees, I was told to pay my dues.

After coaching over 1,000 clients, I now realize that the idea that you have to pay your dues and work in a toxic place is a myth. 

We can face our challenges head on, do work we are passionate about, and work with good people with kind hearts to make a big impact. So even as we struggle, we can find a sense of belonging.

Dec 7, 2021

Are you feeling hopeless because of race relations in America?  

In this episode with Antonio Ingram (Assistant Counsel at the NAACP LDF), we discuss how:

- To have hope, especially after the Kyle Rittenhouse verdict.

- As the descendants of slaves, he is able to clerk for two Black federal judges and make law and policy.

- To escape being an indentured servant in corporate America by not being afraid of poverty, and focusing on happiness.

Connect with Antonio on Twitter @antonioingram and LinkedIn.

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