Valerie Jarrett

5th September 2014

From Esquire’s interview of Valerie Jarrett, Senior White House Advisor:

• If somebody’s trying to get you angry, the calmer you get, the angrier they’ll get.
• Just because you’re nervous doesn’t mean you have to look nervous. Nobody can look inside you. Project what you want to project.
• You can’t expect people to put your friendship on hold because you’re in a demanding job. Friends require investment. Like a garden, you have to water them. If you don’t, they dry up.
• You have to look at people in order to be able to read them.
• Anytime I was hesitant about taking a chance, my grandmother would say, “Valerie, put yourself in the path of lightning.

3 thoughts on “Valerie Jarrett

  1. Rachel

    I’ve been super busy with big life changes and not reading many blogs lately, yours has always been one of my favorites. This post is exactly why.
    Thank you for sharing this, Maggie.

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