HER GRANDPA TAUGHT HER TO FISH on the lakes in South Carolina, both of them with their butts parked on seats of his bass fishing boat. Since then she has learned other skills, such as how to twist a boring new product into a REVOLUTIONARY addition to the marketplace. She frequently coaches the CEO of her company on how to talk to the press. And if there is any kind of major crisis—all emails and calls come to her. According to the CEO her skills are vital. But vital means essential. It is the heartbeat. It is oxygen in the lungs. It is the stuff your soul is made of. When she looks in the mirror she sees a woman who can twist and turn, who can intrigue and dazzle, a woman who can steer a multi-million dollar ship. But when she closes her eyes and feels what’s essential it’s her butt parked on water-resistant pleather with her grandpa at her side. It’s bait and wait. Catch and release. And breathe.
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