Welcome to Day 165...
She 's a senior at a small liberal arts college in the Northeast. She's a business major who's also confident, smart and a real go getter.
A go-getter who set her sights on getting an internship at a Wall Street firm. Keep in mind those firms only consider students at top, big name schools, but to assist Ruth, the president of the small college contacted one of the firms and asked if Ruth could be considered.
It was a hard sell, but they eventually agreed to allow Ruth to participate in the trial internship in which 13 students are selected to participate. The best of those students win the 2 or 3 coveted spots that the firm has to offer.
She had a lot of odds stacked against her, kinda like Cinderella did, but off Ruth went to the trial program.
So how did she do?
She out worked and outstayed (as in working later than) her competitors. And not only did she get the spot, the firm called up the college president to ask if they had 5 more - just like Ruth.
Not really. It's a true story of a young woman who didn't wait around for a glass slipper from some prince, she worked her a** off to get a job she - and dozens of others - coveted.
So what's the moral of the story? There are hundreds, thousands, even hundred of thousands of aspiring authors out there.
So get in the game and work your tail off to get your best draft finished. Get it published, market the heck out of it, and then do it all over again. And again.
Here's Today's Takeaway Lesson...