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by Shaz K

10 Queer Eye Quotes That’ll Inspire You At Work

Thursday 30, Jan 2020

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Need some inspiration at work? Look no further than Queer Eye. This Emmy-winning Netflix reality show features the Fab Five, which includes Jonathan Van Ness, Antoni Porowski, Bobby Berk, Tan France, and Karamo Brown. While they travel the country (and the globe!) giving makeovers ranging from fashion to lifestyle and self-care, they share some truly uplifting quotes. Listening to their advice and personal stories, you can’t help but laugh, cry and feel inspired. 

Whether you want to get more creative at the office, become more organized or just get things done, the wisdom the Fab Five share is perfect motivation. 

Here are 10 Queer Eye quotes that will be sure to put you into action no matter what you’re looking to accomplish at work:

1. “Inspiration can really strike from anywhere.” – Bobby Berk

 
 
 
 
 
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Scrolling Instagram on your lunch break? What can you apply from your feed to your everyday work-life? Maybe those decorating and organizing shows have you wanting to spark joy at work, such as the Marie Kondo method of tidying or giving your office The Home Edit treatment. When you’re receptive to different methods, you cast a wider net of possibilities for achieving tasks.

2. “When people build up walls, they end up keeping other people out. But they’re also keeping themselves in.” – Karamo Brown

 
 
 
 
 
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The same can be said about building up walls at work. If you’re a business owner, consider adding a new common space to the office that encourages employees from different teams to get together and share ideas. Even investing in a ping-pong table is an easy way to break down figurative office walls. Karamo quotes from Queer Eye always remind us to connect with people around us.

3. “How you take care of yourself is how the world sees you. It’s OK to have a relationship with yourself.” – Jonathan Van Ness

 
 
 
 
 
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Jonathan Queer Eye quotes are great at reminding us to take care of ourselves. This is especially true for when we go to work. Simple efforts such as ironing a shirt can go a long way. Or even making healthier snack choices at the office, such as reaching for that apple instead of salty chips. The self-care you put in at work lets coworkers know this job matters to you.

4. “You’re strong, you’re a Kelly Clarkson song, you got this.” – Jonathan Van Ness

 
 
 
 
 
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Let’s face it, no matter how great our jobs are, sometimes they can be flat-out difficult. It takes some good inspirational Queer Eye quotes like this one from Jonathan to remind us of how strong we are. At the very least, it can help us laugh and lighten the serious tone of the workday. 

5. “I heard a preacher once say, ‘Sometimes when you’re feeling buried, you’re actually just planted.” Bobby Berk

 
 
 
 
 
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To help you remember this Queer Eye quote from Bobby Berk, put a nice plant next to your computer. Just by glancing at it during those busier days at the office could help you feel more rooted. So that rather than feeling overwhelmed looking at all those emails, you can be reminded you are planted, not buried.

6. “Just because the office is casual doesn’t mean you shouldn’t make an effort.” Tan France

 
 
 
 
 
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For those who have a casual office ambiance and dress code, this Queer Eye quote is for you. Casual does not mean lazy. Consider putting in some extra effort with your outfit before going to work. Tucking in your shirt is a great place to start. And it isn’t only our attire that can make a lazy statement. A messy desk can come off as indifferent to a job. So gather all the loose pens and papers around your computer and find a proper place for them. Tidying up both your appearance and your workspace speaks volumes for your work productivity.

7. “Being an adult means being a person of action. But when you make your plan and go after that plan, you’ll succeed.” – Karamo Brown

 
 
 
 
 
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There are so many Queer Eye Karamo quotes that inspire us at work, but this one especially holds true. When it comes to getting a task done like getting that last invoice sent or finally organizing that filing cabinet, there’s one thing that rings loud and clear. Take action. Make your plan to get things organized and then get it done. That might look like manually writing notes for yourself or setting up automatic reminders. Regardless of how you need to accomplish your tasks, find the way that works for you and then make it happen.

8. “When people say, ‘You can’t teach an old dog new tricks,’ it’s not true, because you can reinvent yourself and learn new things whenever you want.” – Jonathan Van Ness

 
 
 
 
 
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Of all the Jonathan Van Ness quotes from Queer Eye, we really love this one. No matter how long you’ve been at your job, you can always learn new practices that improve your efficiency. You can always learn new skills to help you become more confident in your abilities. Need help? Take an online class or reach out to co-workers for ideas.

9. “Don’t get stuck in a rut with your margarita.” – Antoni Porowski

 
 
 
 
 
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This Queer Eye quote doesn’t only apply to margaritas. Getting stuck in the same routine at work can lead to boredom. And we’re more likely to make mistakes when we are bored and tuned-out. For help staying engaged with your job, try planning an office outing, like a bowling event or trivia night. Or pitch a new project idea to your boss. Sometimes the trick to feeling fulfilled at work is to shake things up.

10. “Coming home to a tidy, pulled-together space will help everything in your life feel the same way.” – Bobby Berk

 
 
 
 
 
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Yassss, Bobby Berk! Ever notice when you sit down at your desk in the morning and every single item is in its proper place, it feels like taking a big breath of fresh air? While there are many quotes from Queer Eye that inspire us at work, this one really puts pen to paper when it comes to tidying. Never underestimate the power of getting organized and what it can do for your work.

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