Hoda Kotb offers some confidence-boosting New Year's inspiration

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Hoda Kotb, the newly named co-anchor of Today, will likely be asking for a raise soon. News broke Wednesday that she and Savannah Guthrie — the other half of the show’s first all-female lead anchor team — are earning salaries that combined are $11 million less than fired co-anchor Matt Lauer collected. So, in case Hoda needs some inspiration — and doesn’t everyone need help reaching New Year’s goals? — we thought we would remind her of some of the words of wisdom she has offered others through her Instagram feed. Just try to read these quotes without feeling like you’re going to rock 2018!

<p>Plain and simple. (Photo: <a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/BcJ2sALhos9/?hl=en&taken-by=hodakotb" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Hoda Kotb via Instagram" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Hoda Kotb via Instagram</a>) </p>
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Plain and simple. (Photo: Hoda Kotb via Instagram)

<p>Kotb gave a shoutout to another strong woman, Maria Shriver, for suggesting this quote. (Photo: <a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/BZN2bNFgtCf/?hl=en&taken-by=hodakotb" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Hoda Kotb via Instagram" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Hoda Kotb via Instagram</a>) </p>
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Kotb gave a shoutout to another strong woman, Maria Shriver, for suggesting this quote. (Photo: Hoda Kotb via Instagram)

<p>Kotb quoted singer Joan Baez’s wise words that the only way to fix something you don’t like is to change it. (Photo: <a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/BaBSOz1gJqp/?hl=en&taken-by=hodakotb" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Hoda Kotb via Instagram" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Hoda Kotb via Instagram</a>) </p>
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Kotb quoted singer Joan Baez’s wise words that the only way to fix something you don’t like is to change it. (Photo: Hoda Kotb via Instagram)

<p>Kotb’s promotion at work and, more important, the additon of a baby girl to her family earlier this year, were made even sweeter by the hardships she’s faced. (Photo: <a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/BcJ2sALhos9/?hl=en&taken-by=hodakotb" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Hoda Kotb via Instagram" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Hoda Kotb via Instagram</a>) </p>
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Kotb’s promotion at work and, more important, the additon of a baby girl to her family earlier this year, were made even sweeter by the hardships she’s faced. (Photo: Hoda Kotb via Instagram)

<p>Can’t you just picture Kotb saying this to you over a glass of wine? (Photo: <a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/Bc4MQ65hE_Q/?hl=en&taken-by=hodakotb" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Hoda Kotb via Instagram" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Hoda Kotb via Instagram</a>) </p>
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Can’t you just picture Kotb saying this to you over a glass of wine? (Photo: Hoda Kotb via Instagram)

<p>Kotb, a cancer survivor, knows all about this one. (Photo: <a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/Ba8loVwBTDa/?hl=en&taken-by=hodakotb" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Hoda Kotb via Instagram" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Hoda Kotb via Instagram</a>) </p>
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Kotb, a cancer survivor, knows all about this one. (Photo: Hoda Kotb via Instagram)

<p>Kotb reminds followers that, when in doubt, tacos! (Photo: <a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/BbeFAe2hS_F/?hl=en&taken-by=hodakotb" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Hoda Kotb via Instragram" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Hoda Kotb via Instragram</a>) </p>
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Kotb reminds followers that, when in doubt, tacos! (Photo: Hoda Kotb via Instragram)

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