How I turned my love for radio into a booming career (VIDEO)

Jan 30, 2015 at 3:16 p.m. ET

"There is no downside to pursuing your passion," says SheKnows Pop Culture ExpertCooper Lawrence. "There is only a downside to not pursuing your passion."

Cooper has a PhD in developmental psychology and has spent the last 18 years building a successful career as a radio host. She attributes her early success to having a mentor teach her and take an interest in her career. Her mantra, “hard work will never betray you” has guided her through pursuing her passion.

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