Just in case you're not that familiar with YouTube's content creators or you've never heard of Lilly Singh before, let me break it down for you:

Lilly Singh aka 'Superwoman' is basically the Beyoncé of YouTube. She has over 1.8 billion views and over 11 million subscribers to her main channel and almost 2 million people follow her daily vlogs.

Last year she was ranked 3rd on the Forbes list of the world's highest paid YouTube stars and listed as one of the 30's under 30 most influential people on the internet.

A week ago, Lilly Singh published her first book How to Be a Bawse: A Guide to Conquering Life, in which she shares her wisdom about making it in the industry, achieving your goals and facing the world with a positive mindset and a big smile.


On The Tonight Show the 28-year-old Canadian explained to Jimmy Fallon what it means to be a Bawse:

"A boss is someone, who is in the workplace, you know, you think about them professionally, but a Bawse is someone who conquers their life as a whole, so not just at work, but at home and in the relationships and how they communicate - they don't just survive it, they conquer it!"


Therefore, Lilly is the role model every parent should wish for their children to look up to. She is extremely ambitious, insanely successful, absolutely hilarious and fights for equality.

Here are 5 things Lilly teaches us:

1. Love yourself for who you are!

Before Lilly started off her career as a YouTuber, she wasn't really in a good place. She told her viewers that she struggled with depression and low self-esteem for quite a while around her early 20's.

When she began uploading videos on a regular basis, her state of mind changed little by little. For Lilly, being on YouTube and putting out inspiring and amusing content was the perfect way to boost her confidence.

"My journey on YouTube has very much so taught me to be comfortable with who I am, be comfortable in my own skin no matter how weird I am, if I have stretch marks, if I have love handles - I don't care! I love who I am and that's when I've decided I am a Bawse."

2. The world owes you nothing. If you want something, go get it.

Lilly firmly believes that no dream is too big. When it comes to your passions, you should always follow your heart and make it work. 

In her opinion, most people get tired, lazy, impatient or discouraged way too quickly. Being a dreamer simply isn't enough. 

She spoke about the issue on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon:

"I think sometimes we get super easily validated. You know, we go on social media and there is a cute Tumbler quote telling us we're special and we're like 'Ah, okay - we just dream our dreams' and I'm just like 'No!' - I wanna bring back the art of working hard for your dreams." 

3. Stay positive and keep going!

It's all about your attitude. Bawses know that. 

Accept the things you can't change and work on the things you can.  Appreciate life's little pleasures and prepare yourself for difficulties, that are likely to come up!

Lilly dedicated an entire video called How To Stop Throwing Shade to point out how different ways of thinking have an impact on your mood.

4. Give back and stand up for what you believe in.

Lilly celebrates diversity, love and equal rights for all. Even though her content on YouTube is mainly light-hearted, she also uploads videos where she talks about her concerns or social issues from time to time. 

She kicked off an initiative called #GirlLove to inspire women to support and appreciate other women. She also collaborated with people like Zendaya & Winnie Harlow, the Bad Moms cast and even former First Lady Michelle Obama to spread the message.

In addition she paired up with We to launch #GirlLove Rafikis, which are handmade bracelets by women in Kenya. It employs over 1,400 women and allows their daughters to receive an education.

She asked her fans to buy these instead of sending her any gifts on her last birthday, because she already is "very spoiled and privileged in life", as she said herself. 

"Yes all girls should be given equal rights. Yes all girls should be in charge of their own bodies. Yes all girls should define beauty in their own way. #YesAllGirls deserve an education."

5. Don't take yourself so seriously.

Lilly is known for calling herself a unicorn, drawing beards on her face and poking fun at herself. She thinks we should all be a little more chill, relax, and laugh a lot more.

And if you have trouble getting in the right mood, just go over to Lilly's YouTube channel and watch a Superwoman video. You'll feel way better afterwards for sure and be ready to conquer life!

Be a Bawse.