She Has Balls; How You Can Get Some
Anita Sharpe on Business
Author and speaker Karen Salmansohn (who is scheduled to write a cool story for Worthwhile magazine next year), has a fun and provocative new book out called Ballsy: 99 Ways to Grow a [Bigger] Pair and Score Extreme Business Success. The tone and design evokes Tom Peters, but Salmansohn has an attitude all her own.
A few highlights:
* If at first you don't succeed, you're doing something stupid. Start blaming yourself more, others less. . . and your career will surely rise.
* Perceived value is value. Ask for the big bucks. Value should never be your positioning. Your unique skill set should always be your positioning.
* Delegate what you suck at.
* A grandmother gives her grandson a red sweater and a green sweater for his birthday. Next time she sees him he is wearing the red sweater. 'What's the matter?' she asks. 'You don't like the green sweater?' Red sweater/green sweater people can drain you of your energy --and energy is the fuel for success. (Avoid them.)