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Shiri Appleby has had to work hard for everything. Despite the fact that Shiri has been acting since she was a child, she’s had to fight for every acting job, including her current starring role on Unreal.

Now that Shiri is finally getting a chance at directing (she’ll be directing an episode of Unreal), she’s getting real (pun intended) on how she got the gig and how you too can get what you want at work.

Talking with Elle.com she said,

“You have to keep pushing. You have to be your own advocate. You have to prove that you can do a really good job. In the last five years or so, I’ve really learned that I’m in charge of the business that I’m running.”

We couldn’t agree more! If you won’t advocate for yourself, then who will?

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She added that despite her recent success she still has to fight hard for all her opportunities.

“I still have to prove to people that I’m talented and I’m not just getting the opportunity because I’m the star of the show.”

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