The biggest responses I get on social media are when I post about something deeply screwed up. People don’t care about your amazing vacation. When I broke my foot, people were, like, “I love that because it’s relatable.” It’s human nature.
Strength in failure
Nobody has ever learned anything worth learning that hasn’t cost them some degree of failure. Everything I’ve learned in life has come after a failure and sometimes public embarrassment. But each experience taught me something valuable: I won’t make that mistake again! I got it! [Laughs.]
Breaking some eggs
I’m the opposite of perfect. I am a broken egg. But broken eggs serve their purpose. You can do a lot with a broken egg. You don’t just get rid of it — embrace it.
Keeping things sunny
My job is to entertain. Sometimes I have to go on television and put on a happy face and smile, even when I don’t want to, because that’s my job. It’s not fake. It’s not phony. I understand the assignment.
Power in quiet
Believe it or not, I consider myself an introvert, though publicly I’m an extrovert. I’m a hybrid. I’m one of those cars that’s electric but also sometimes uses gas. Quiet people can be extraordinarily powerful. In this loud society, where everything is posted, they do their jobs silently but effectively. My husband, Mark [Consuelos], is one of the most silent, stoic, going-about-his-business, doing-his-work-beautifully people to ever exist. We have kids who are like that, too. It should be just as celebrated as boldness.