Though she need no introduction, for the uninformed, Diane Passage is a former Scores girl, former wife of money manager/convicted Ponzi schemer Kenneth Starr and full-time hustler/life coach. Recently she's been making the rounds doling out advice to current and would-be Wall Street wives and today offered the women of the world 8 tips for "how to have men eating out of your hand." What does this have to do with you? While some of her suggestions have little relevance, others can be readily applied to your situation, like repeating the mantra "My presence is a gift- I know my value" come bonus time, remembering it's your "right to act bitchy on occasion" before going into major negotiations, and, particularly if you work at a Swiss bank "I can create my own outcome and accomplish any goal."
"I like to set goals for anything — serious or ridiculous. I started doing this when I worked at the club; I’d set weekly income goals to help me stay focused and not get onto a downward spiral (which is typical for exotic dancers). Along the way I set fun goals — attending certain concerts, parties, etc. My most ridiculous goal? Hooking up with a certain male porn star. A friend of mine offered to buy the star for me for one night, but I declined. It’ll be far more satisfying to accomplish my goal on my own. Whether your goals are serious, fun or both — never think you can’t have it all!"
The takeaway here, obviously, would be to dream big but start small and make sure to reward yourself along the way. Want to report a $50 billion profit next quarter? Get there via baby steps, such as first stopping blatant fraud on your trading desk by the end of the month. You do that, you get a Toblerone. And so on and so forth.