Words of Advice

Katie Couric book (photo by Wendy Kennar)

I’m halfway through reading Katie Couric’s The Best Advice I Ever Got — Lessons From Extraordinary Lives.  It’s a collection of essays (some are just one paragraph long while others go on for pages) from a variety of people — athletes, entertainers, entrepreneurs, artists, and more. 

Here are some of the pieces of advice I’d like to share with you:

From Katie Couric — “When it comes to going for a job, a promotion, or just about anything in life, I’m pretty convinced that the meek will not inherit the earth.  You’ve got to find a way to make yourself stand out from the pack …”

From Mario Batali — “Sooner or later, you’ve got to get a brand. … The kind of brand I’m talking about is nothing more – and nothing less – than your own truth, expressed consistently by you.”

From Anna Quindlen — “Fear is what stunts our growth, narrows our ambitions, kills our dreams.  So fear not.”

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