Stephanie Laing is the Emmy-nominated producer of shows like Veep, Eastbound & Down, and Banshee, runs the blog Put Your Pretty On, and is a single mom to three kids.

In other words, she's pretty much a badass.

But a very generous one, it turns out: Recently, Laing shared her rules for general career badassery with our friends at Refinery29, outlining the strategies for success she's used throughout the years to get amazing gigs, get ahead at work, and get things done when there aren't enough hours in the day.

From being scared to keeping your sense of humor, read on for her (sometimes surprising) career advice—then go channel your inner badass.

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