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Advice for the Entrepreneur: Lee’s Tip #116

06 Jan 2015 Uncategorized

New Year’s resolutions don’t work, mainly because they’re too general. Vanity Fair’s Hollywood site listed Marilyn Monroe’s 1955 New Year’s resolutions. I noticed her presentation. Instead of “I’m going to become a star”, etc., she actually listed the tasks: “Start attending Clurman lectures; also Lee Strassberg’s Directors Lectures at theater wing; enquire about both” and “Never miss actor’s studio session” and “go as often as possible to observe Strassberg’s other private classes.” So instead of saying “I’m going to lose weight”, or “I’m going to make more money”, try saying things like, “I’m going to list 10 items per week more in 2015”; or “Book Zumba classes for Wednesdays”; or “Hire designer for new logo”; or “Spend two more days a month thrifting.” Marilyn Monroe became an American film icon because she worked it, not just because of dumb luck.