"Every strike brings me closer to the next home run." -- Babe Ruth

How to be Smarter: People usually expect new shoes to pinch for a bit. New jobs are the same way—as you ease into new patterns, routines and people, a new job will feel uncomfortable—and that is normal. Over time, without really noticing how or why, you will relax and the new job will change from something different to something comfortable, just like a favorite shoe. How to be Prettier: For posture help at your desk, put an automatic outlook reminder on your calendar for every few hours reminding yourself to sit up straight.

How to be (less) Awkward: If someone is sweating there is no need to point it out. A simple “can I get you some water?” acknowledges they are hot without mentioning them perspiring.

This was originally written for Parade magazine; you can read all my Parade columns here. xo, Molly