Ruthi Postow Birch is the author of How To Build a Piano Bench: Lessons for Success From a Red Dirt Road in Alabama, a speaker, a trainer, and the owner of a top-rated staffing firm in Washington DC.
With humor and the innate skill of a natural storyteller, Ruthi captivates and empowers her audience with an endless collection of candid stories of striving, resilience, and self-acceptance in hopes that people under pressure will find relief, and ultimately success, by staying in the moment and focusing on their next right step. Read more about Ruthi.
Lighten up and laugh – we’re all flawed.
Just about everything that made me successful in business and life came from Petain Street and it’s all in this book: how to set goals, accept yourself, flaws and all, get back up when you fall down, live in the moment, and succeed.
“If you want to succeed, you have to do things you don’t know how to do.”
“There’s just one right next step. Find it, take it, and you’re one step closer to your goal.”
When I was in the first grade, I learned that I wasn’t as good as the other children. I learned it from my teacher. The lessons children learn in school aren’t all from arithmetic or geography lessons, but a lot comes from the messages we get from teachers and other children. Some of those lessons hurt – and those often have more impact and last longer than the others. When I was five, I started first grade. I remember my first day. I woke up early, excited, and was ready to go an hour early—new dress, new shoes, new socks,… read more »