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27: Screw Finding Your Dream Job, It’s Time for Your Dream LIFE — and Purpose!

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Do you feel stuck, unfulfilled in your career, and tired of pretending that everything is greeatttt?! -_- Well, this episode was made just for you! Today, Zuri is chatting with ‘Millennial Therapist’ Tess Brigham, a psychotherapist + certified life coach -- about how we can take back control of our lives and design the life we’ve always dreamed of!

Tess is going to breakdown why millennials are suffering from mid-life crisis; if dream jobs are a myth; is it okay to job hop (and what employers really think!); to answering the never-ending question of ‘when is it time to pivot?’; and finally why we need to say adios to passion and bonjour to purpose.

Next, the Group Chat girls (Cleo, Leah, + Star) are getting vulnerable and sharing their POVs on how (or IF) they've even found their passions; the pressure of living up to parental expectations; and open up about the tools they’ve used to overcome career burnout and why setting boundaries is the key to their mental health!

You’re gonna love how real this convo gets (not to mention the tangent about starting an OnlyFans side hustle... oh, and opening an escort service). HOW did they get there? (but also... tell us more??!)

Let us know your favorite part of the convo: @ZuriHall + @HotHappyMess

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Tess Brigham's Course:

  • Find Your Path Course | This course isn’t for everyone. It’s custom-built to unlock the 6 biggest issues young leaders face in today’s world. I’ve designed it with ease to work with your busy schedule, even if you are at the deepest depths of burnout and overwhelm. You need this kind of support right now.

Article Mentioned

  • Millennials Are the New Lost Generation - The Atlantic

  • "The Millennials entered the workforce during the worst downturn since the Great Depression. Saddled with debt, unable to accumulate wealth, and stuck in low-benefit, dead-end jobs, they never gained the financial security that their parents, grandparents, or even older siblings enjoyed."

  • "They are now entering their peak earning years in the midst of an economic cataclysm more severe than the Great Recession, near guaranteeing that they will be the first generation in modern American history to end up poorer than their parents."

Podcast Episode's Mentioned:


Dubbed the ‘Millennial Therapist’ by CNBC, Tess Brigham is an expert psychotherapist, certified life coach, and public speaker. Tess specializes in helping millennials discover their unique life path. She offers individuals concrete tools and skills for navigating obstacles in their lives when feeling lost. Tess is a vital resource for those who may be feeling stuck, uninspired, or uncertain about where they are in life.

A sought-after source, Tess has been featured in Oprah Magazine, The New York Times, HuffPost, USA Today, Insider, Yahoo! News, Bustle, NBC, Real Simple, and more. Connect with Tess: @tess_brigham | Twitter | Facebook | Find Your Path Course


Follow Cleo: @cleoellis_ | Podcast | Twitter

Follow Leah: @__leahelizabeth__ |

Follow Star: @87pages | Blog

Follow @ZuriHall and @HotHappyMess on Instagram to keep the good vibes going! :)



The HMM FB group is a safe space for our community -- it’s where can talk about our Hot Happy Mess, share tips, tricks, dish on the latest episodes, talk all things Bridgerton (or whatever show you’re currently bingeing), chat with Zuri and the ladies of the Groupchat and so much more!!!

We welcome multi-cultural, inclusive individuals who identify as female/femme/women, non-binary, trans, genderqueer, agender, or any combination of the above! – who appreciate sharing & celebrating one another experiences and learning about others’ stories + POVs (especially BIPOC + Queer).

We’re women of all races + backgrounds, united by one mission: living our lives as fully, happily & mindfully as we can.

In the HHM Crew, we value Community. Kindness. A Work Hard, Play Hard Mentality

(she likes to laugh, have fun, and maybe have one vodka shot too many after a long day of getting her AlphaBabe on).

We can't wait for you to start sharing your stories, not just with one another, but also with Z! Remember, this is a safe space, so no topic is off-limits. We just want us to have FUN! We want this space to feel like a long-distance brunch. Y'know? So grab a drink, a snack, pull up a chair, and let's all virtually hang!

Recent episodes: if ya feel like bingeing!

ICYMI: Listen to Episode 25: Insecures' Yvonne Orji on Why You Should Always Bet on Yourself

ICYMI: Listen to Episode 24: Imposter Syndrome (How to Fight it + OWN Your Opportunities!)

ICYMI: Listen to Episode 23: How I Made It: Zuri Hall's Career Story

ICYMI: Listen to Episode 20: Should I Get Married? Let’s Talk Engagement!

ICYMI: Listen to Episode 12: The Best Sex Ever Episode (What You’ve Been to Shy to Ask!!)

ICYMI: Listen to Episode 10: Have Commitment Issues? Let’s Talk Attachment Styles!

ICYMI: Listen to Episode 6: Is It Time For You to Pivot?!

Go back to the beginning --- ICYMI: Listen to Episode 1: How to Be Happy


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  • Join as a Podcast Guest — We are committed to telling + sharing diverse stories + POVS. Real Stories, from Real Women! (And yes we want men to be a part of the conversation - they’re just not leading it, often. lol — drop a line!)


If you loved this podcast episode, you’ll also love our first episode in our Protect Your Peace Series: Episode #1: How To Be Happy

Come listen, laugh, and maybe even learn a lil something’ -- with new episodes of Hot Happy Mess dropping every Monday on the iHeartRadio App, Apple Podcasts, or wherever you get your podcasts!

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Zuri Hall is an Emmy award-winning TV host (Access Hollywood, American Ninja Warrior) and is the executive producer & host of this millennial-focused podcast that will empower women to avoid “best life burnout” through candid conversation, expert panel discussions, and real-life, human interest stories from everyday women.

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