The reason that she is so damn gorgeous is not just her smile, which is captivating. Nor the fact that she's a reader, a writer and actually thinks about Life. No: it's the fact that she encourages you.
It's curious. Organisations want you to perform. But at the very same time, conform.
The more you conform, the more dulled you feel. The more dulled you feel, the less you perform.
So, you've got to be-in their eyes-a bit of a radical. Speak out at meetings. Push for real (not baseball hat/T-shirt) change. Challenge their crazy pricing strategy. Hang on in there and suddenly they'll get it.
Earlier this morning in Singapore, later today in San Francisco and at this very moment in Newcastle, writers knock out words. On laptops, Macs and old typewriters. Eyes hurt from strain, hands from repetitive actions and stomachs from too much strong coffee. Heroes leap across chasms, lovers cry at unfair relationships and leadership books create another power adjective.
But it's got to be done. Get back to work, oh creator of words.