Kelly Clarkson shared two incredible pieces of advice that everyone should follow

The most beautiful thing to witness is a woman who loves herself exactly the way she is. During a recent interview with Refinery29Meaning of Life singer Kelly Clarkson shared some advice that helped her get to where she is today. It’s so good, everyone can apply it to their own lives.

Despite the plethora of talented female musicians and their empowering songs, the entertainment industry is extremely male-dominated. We often hear stories of men in executive positions taking advantage of women, the harsh realities of inequality, and other tough truths that exist in the industry.

When asked if she could give advice to young women who are trying to break into such an industry, Clarkson replied with powerful words that really hit home.

We love her advice.

"I have two pieces of advice: First, surround yourself with people who truly love and support you and want you to be a better human. Not just a better singer, or a better writer, or whatever your occupation is, but a better human — the kind of people who are not just going to encourage you and empower you, but also open your mind," she told Refinery29. "Second, don’t take advice from anyone you wouldn’t want to switch places with. That cuts out a lot of people!"

The married mother of four just released her latest album, Meaning of Life. And according to Clarkson, it’s safe to say that this is the ultimate breakup album; her contract with American Idol ended and her creative freedom is evident throughout the whole record.

There’s a wisdom that reveals itself in Clarkson’s newest body of work.

“I was able to honestly create music about the relationships that led me here and the relationships I have now," she continued. "Sometimes I wish I had an experience this freeing when I first started out, because it would have saved me a lot of heartache throughout my career. But then again, now I really appreciate where I am in life, and how 'me' this record feels."

Meaning of Life was definitely worth the wait.

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