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6: ...Is It Time for You to Pivot?! (ft. Deepica Mutyala)

Adios 2020 — we’re exploring the Art of the Pivot (because God LOLs at plans). Zuri gets personal and reveals the “idealized” career path she pivoted away from (you’ll never guess) — and the joy of checking your ego so life can carve an unexpectedly awesome thing out for you.

Z also goes one-on-one with Deepica Mutyala, CEO + founder of beauty brand, ‘Live Tinted’. Deepica opens about what it took to build her beauty brand; owning what made her different, instead of being ashamed of it; the life-changing moments that made her decide to pivot, and how she pulled the moves off.

From turning 30 (and gasp! not being married, with 3 kids — the horror!), to the trials of dating in a global pandemic, and Deepica gets vulnerable about her egg freezing journey. We're diving deep y’all! So make sure you stay ‘til the end for our exclusive Giveaway + this week’s ‘Party Trick’: 7 Signs You Are Ready For A Work-Life Pivot.

Let’s go! xx

The Hot Happy Mess Party Trick of the week:

7 Signs You Are Ready For A Work-Life Pivot by Chris Heivly

  1. Waking Up Is a BIG Chore.

  2. Your Work Day Is Spent Watching The Clock.

  3. You Spend More Brain Time On Your Side Project.

  4. You Have Trouble Sleeping.

  5. You Are Barking At People You Love.

  6. You Feel Professionally Unsatisfied.

  7. You Are Simply Doing It For The Money.

What we love about these 7 tips is that they don’t just apply to your job/career, they can also apply to your relationships -- romantic, platonic, friend groups, and even extracurricular activities.


Zuri is gifting 5 listeners a copy of Power Moves by Lauren McGoodwin, enter to win by:

  • Give the podcast a 5-star rating

  • Leave a 5 star written review

  • Make sure you put your IG or Twitter Handle, so we can DM you (if you win!)

  • Giveaway ends Sun Jan 10, 2021, @ 11:59p ET

About Power Moves: McGoodwin addresses young professionals’ number-one concern: career transitions and growth, and engages them with specific goals, including What is a Power Move and why they matter; Cutting out comparison, shame, and self-loathing; How to abandon the elusive “dream job”; Embracing your inner questioner, your inner quester, and your inner-quitter; Making money moves and taking control of your financial future; Tuning out from the noise and tuning into your voice.


Deepica Mutyala is the founder & CEO of Live Tinted and a renowned South Asian American beauty entrepreneur on a mission to champion multicultural beauty through community, conversation, and products. Mutyala aims to dismantle colorism with the collective voices and power of the Live Tinted community. Mutyala continues to expand Live Tinted’s offerings through community-driven products. Looking ahead, Mutyala plans to expand into additional beauty products and skincare.

Deepica currently resides in Sugar Land, TX. Follow her journey to revolutionize beauty at @LiveTinted and @deepica.Tinted have been recognized in today’s top business and beauty awards, including ELLE Future of Beauty, Allure Best of Beauty, The Oprah O-wards, and more.

Zuri's Favorite Quote:

“For what it’s worth: it’s never too late or, in my case, too early to be whoever you want to be. There’s no time limit, stop whenever you want. You can change or stay the same, there are no rules to this thing. We can make the best or the worst of it. I hope you make the best of it. And I hope you see things that startle you. I hope you feel things you never felt before. I hope you meet people with a different point of view. I hope you live a life you’re proud of. If you find that you’re not, I hope you have the courage to start all over again.” Francis Scott Fitzgerald

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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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