“What I get about you is that from a young age you were bright, you were precocious, you saw things that most people couldn’t see, and you weren’t afraid to say things that other people were afraid to say. You watched the Beatles being successful, and unlike others who wanted to be The Beatles, you said ‘I want to be the person behind the Beatles’. You think differently. No surprise that if we fast forward a little bit, when you thought ‘I need a mentor’ you sought out Steve Jobs. You aim high when you’re doing anything; go big or go home. You sought out Steve Jobs because, even from a young age, you knew you could approach anyone if you come from a place that I’ve got something of value for you — or I know something about you — this isn’t someone trying to take something from them.
Aiming high and being fearless about opening doors is what makes you a super-connector. It’s who you’ve always been. You’re a super-connector in two ways — 1) in how you’re not afraid to connect with people, but 2) from a young age you saw there was an overlap between content and technology, Hollywood and Silicon Valley, and you operated at that thin sliver between them — literally driving and thriving at the cutting edge of that convergence early on before most could envision them coming together. You have a super-power of connecting ideas and concepts from different worlds.”Read More ▼
“You were told at a young age ‘you can’t do this’. You went to Hollywood to be a record producer, and people said no ‘women can’t do this’. Sometimes this was verbal, but I imagine more often than not it was simply through their actions. ‘Oh yes, please come in’ — but their actions said ’no way, you’re not getting through’. So you learned to take shortcuts to achieve your goals. You were able to see possibilities that no one else could. You have a super-power as a connector; you aim high, you take shortcuts, and you see possibilities on behalf of yourself and your clients — you cut right through. You immerse yourself in any world you want to go into — learning, studying, growing — and you have this mindset that nothing will stop you because you have value to add to others and you’d be remiss if you didn’t do that. You also have a really fascinating doctrine. You love to work with brilliant people, super smart, highly talented, genius types — and you have a track record of doing so. And what you create are genius conversations. The kind of conversations that super smart individuals can’t have with most people because you get them.
What most people don’t know about you is that way of living, which is inspiring for most people, is so exhausting that on a day-to-day basis you could feel bone tired. You’re extraordinarily good at helping others to filter out opportunities that might drain them, to say no to things that would take away their energy. But of course we’re so often gifted at teaching others what we struggle with ourselves. And your journey, which I encourage you to share with others openly (they need to hear the real you), you’re walking into the creation of the next stage of your life from this place of a question, ‘what would ease and grace do’. ‘Cause you know how to be super successful and be burnt out and you’re not doing that again. But to be highly successful with ease and grace, now that’s a journey you’re on and if anyone is reading, listening or watching these words as you share them, then your invitation is to come along on that journey too. You’ll help them fly, step more into their genius than ever before, with a sense of ease and grace so that it looks and feels effortless.”