He would say with a smile, “You need to be a duck. Above the surface, you’re smiling, gliding along smoothly. Below the surface, you’re kicking like hell and getting the job done.”
This is possibly the best piece of career advice I’ve ever received. Sometimes things get crazy. I get frazzled, I get stressed, and I forget about the duck. I’m seriously considering keeping a rubber ducky on my desk to remind me…. Be a duck!
by GRACE ATWOOD
The Stripe is a lifestyle blog for the stylish bookworm. Since its first post in 2010, it has aimed to be a daily source of inspiration for the modern woman. Written by Grace Atwood, The Stripe aims to leave you feeling like you just had coffee with a great girlfriend: savvier, more confident, and always learning something new.