Sunday, April 18, 2010


I worked on some pretty serious projects this week. Long hours and tight deadlines had several people scurrying to get things done. At the end of it all, a colleague asked if she could ask me a personal question. I nodded. She said, "Amidst all the chaos and madness, you've reamined calm the whole time. What is your secret?" I was flattered, but I felt, wrongly. She must have heard me blink three times. I hadn't recalled feeling anything close to calm all week. I can't remember my actual response, but it was something like, "What does drama get you?"

I listen to music. I put on perfume. I step away from my desk.

How do you remain calm in a storm?

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