Some of the television series and soaps on offer be it on streaming platforms or pay television are impeccably written and produced. They also provide shrewd advice on how to navigate life as it is with pragmatic, entertaining lessons drawn from various encounters throughout these shows.

We have put together some of the best life and career lessons from five highly rated TV shows. From these shows, you can find inspiration from different characters, various interactions. Just as the characters are always looking to get ahead, on-boarding some of the advice below will invariably help you acquire some of the professional and soft skills that are needed to navigate this world that we live in.


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Billions is an American TV show, airing on Showtime, about tenacious U.S. Attorney Chuck Rhoades, who is locked in an epic battle with ruthlessly brilliant hedge fund king Bobby ‘Axe’ Axelrod and there is no line both men won’t cross to win.

From all the drama, the major lesson is that as you build a career, if you want to be a well-respected leader amongst peers, you’re going to have to earn it. Otherwise people will be whispering around corners about how you don’t deserve the spot you have in life.

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Also, When you have a chance to be around the people that are the executive team, those that can be mentors and give you access to things most don’t get, you need to make the most of those opportunities. Sure you can get somewhere in life through hard work and intelligence but nothing will help you build a career and wealth faster than knowing the right people.

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

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Rescued after 15 years in a cult, Kimmy Schmidt decides to reclaim her life by venturing to New York, where she experiences everyday life with wide-eyed enthusiasm. On a whim, she rents a room from Titus, a gay wannabe Broadway actor, who makes ends meet as a street performer in Times Square. The unlikely pair find they’re well-suited to help each other out, with Titus reintroducing Kimmy to modern life, and her providing him with the inspiration that you should never give up.

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Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt is mostly a show about resilience, the strength of the human spirit in the face of tremendous adversity. When you feel your back is against the wall always try to put a positive spin on things. It’s okay to feel bad for yourself sometimes. Don’t be afraid to be unique! You do you. Be confident in yourself even if it means being wrong sometimes.


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Friends features six young people living in the heart of New York while they try to figure out life and love, the show became the flagbearer of sorts for an entire generation and provided the blueprint for several shows that came after it which borrowed heavily from the premise. One of the biggest themes on the show was the importance of grabbing an opportunity as soon as it appears. So many times, characters were unable to appreciate the opportunity that was right in front of them, and by the time they wised up, that opportunity had slipped away and left them filled with regret.

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One of the major lessons was even right in its theme song: Good friends will be there for us, no matter what — and after a while, become the family we choose. Time and again, characters on the show tried to get love without compromising their beliefs, like when Richard did not want to have babies and yet wanted to date Monica, or when Ross and Rachel disagreed on whether or not they were on a break.

How To Get Away With Murder

In How to get away with murder, Viola Davis stars as Annalise Keating, a law professor at a prestigious Philadelphia university who, with five of her students, becomes entwined in a murder plot.[3] The series featured an ensemble cast with Alfred Enoch, Jack Falahee, Aja Naomi King, Matt McGorry, and Karla Souza as Keating’s students.

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One of the most important lessons from the show is to always be one step ahead of the competition. The moment Annalise’s students think they know what kind of game she is playing, she throws them off track. She is a walking, talking powerhouse and it’s difficult to know what her next move is going to be. Annalise and her team are not afraid of confrontation. In fact, they thrive on it, knowing full well that by confronting others and demanding answers to the most pressing questions, they will eventually get the answers they need

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How to start over: Annalise Keating started life as Anna May Harkness, who, as a child, was raped by her uncle. Later on, while pregnant with her child with her husband Sam, she lost the baby due to a car crash orchestrated by her client. Through these traumatic events and more as the series progresses, she picks herself up and starts over, stronger than before.


Ozark follows Marty Byrde, a financial planner who relocates his family from Chicago to a summer resort community in the Ozarks. With wife Wendy and their two kids in tow, Marty is on the move after a money-laundering scheme goes wrong, forcing him to pay off a substantial debt to a Mexican drug lord in order to keep his family safe. While the Byrdes’ fate hangs in the balance, the dire circumstances force the fractured family to reconnect.

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Finding a win-win scenario helps everyone move beyond their mutual suspicion, dislike and outright racism to develop a significant enterprise. Doing this can be tough – but one of the first things to consider is whether there’s a scenario where everyone gets something out of it.

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Embracing talent and finding mentors is a key thing for anyone to remember. Consider whether there’s someone in your workplace who you think you can learn from or who is under-utilized for some reason or another. How can you empower them? Realizing you can’t do it all on your own is crucial to success in any endeavor. As Marty expands his empire, he realizes he can’t scale and do it alone and enlists Ruth Langmore to help him. She doesn’t know a thing about money-laundering but she knows loyalty, communication,

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