How to be Smarter: The people that get to the top of the success staircase first are the ones that keep moving their feet even if given the chance to ride an escalator. An opportunity to rise to the top should be used as a way to climb faster, not as a chance to relax on the ride up. How to be Prettier: These foldable flats actually do fit in a purse, and are comfortable enough to walk in for medium distances (I walked like 20 blocks in them yesterday).
How to be (less) Awkward: I think it's sweet to treat a co-worker to a coffee or a lunch on the anniversary of the day they started working at the company. There is a special relationship that comes from sitting next to someone for 8 or 10 hours a day, and acknowledging their first day working at their current job is a nice way to celebrate that unique bond.