"Diligence is the mother of good fortune" -- Benjamin Disraeli

How to be Smarter: You have to reliable to be successful. You can have the best ideas in the world, but if no one trusts you to actually carry them out, it doesn't matter--no one will invest in your business idea, no one will sponsor your road race, no one will date a flake. It's okay to brainstorm, but don't commit to an idea unless you know you will take the time to actually execute it.  How to be Prettier: Most people believe in the importance of having a closet full of clothes you enjoy wearing, but you can't wear all of your clothes everyday. It can be just as nice to splurge on a pretty coffee cup, toothbrush holder, or key chain. Things that you use and touch everyday, even if they are not clothes, should still make you feel happy when you look at them. 

How to be (less) Awkward:  How to deal with rude bosses and/or disrespectful subordinates.