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.”
I love words, learning them, experimenting with them, and listening to how other people use them. A few weeks ago I shared some words (Really? Wow! You’re kidding!) that have made my life more interesting because people have fantastic stories to tell, and these responses encourage them to keep telling them to me. You can win people every day if you know the magic words. Words have power, and two of the most powerful are “No problem.” These two little words have muscles. They can end hostilities, defuse conflicts, relieve stress, help in navigating all kinds of relationships, and lead… read more »