chapter nine

Fortune: Keeping an Eye on Your Finances

Sasha put 110 percent of herself into everything she did. Whether she was coaching a high school soccer game, serving on the board of her daughter’s private school, or working as a recruiter for a top Chicago law firm, she relentlessly pursued perfection. Of course, this single mom’s obsession eventually brought her to the brink of burnout. She grew short-tempered when the girls on the soccer team did not perform up to her exacting standards, she pressed her fellow school board members to make decisions without sufficient discussion, and she began making recruiting mistakes when she did not thoroughly investigate a candidate’s references. Ironically, Sasha’s intoxication with success in her ...

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