"There are no secrets that time does not reveal." -- Jean Racine

How to be Smarter: When someone tells you “no,” ask them, nicely, why. Then take that feedback graciously and refine your resume, skills, behavior, or pitch to do better next time. Knowing where you can improve is as valuable as knowing where your strengths are. How to be Prettier: SP&A Exclusive Discount Code: SP&A readers will get 10% off your entire order at Sparkly Soul, a fun company that creates cool headbands to keep your hair out of your face while exercising, with the discount code MOLLY. I have my eye on this one or this one. Enjoy! [Expires on 8/19].

How to be (less) Awkward: “Truly confident people know that access is almost universal. They can connect with almost anyone through social media. (Everyone you know knows someone you should know.) They know they can attract their own funding, create their own products, build their own relationships and networks, choose their own path – they can choose to follow whatever course they wish.” – One of my favorite quotes from this article on truly confident people.