Molly Ford's
Smart, Pretty & Awkward

How to be Smarter: Great reminder about success, time, and the value in growing slow.

How to be Prettier: If you tend to be someone who rubs their eyes absentmindedly, switching to clear mascara can prevent raccoon eyes.

How to be (less) Awkward: When taking an escalator, move to the right if you want to ride, and to the left if you want to walk. [Hint: ride and right both start with R, and you use your "legs on the left"].

April 2, 2014

You can read this week’s Parade column, with advice on how to get over rejection fears and more, here.

xo, Molly

March 31, 2014

How to be Smarter: “Sharing valuable advice is one of the best ways to keep in contact with people in your network. I love sending great articles or helpful advice that they’ll get something valuable out of.” — Great advice on staying in touch and deepening your career network.

How to be Prettier: Right now I am seeing a lot of darker green tones, like olive and hunter green, in stores and on the street. I purchased these booties in olive suede to be transition shoes as we move from winter to spring, and I am loving them.

How to be (less) Awkward: Not awkward, just adorable: Magic for Dogs.

March 28, 2014

You can read this week’s Parade column, with the benefits of responding quickly to email and more, here.

xo, Molly

March 25, 2014

How to be Smarter: “The Final Step to Networking Success” has a lot of great points about the many benefits of following up, staying in touch, and saying thank you when someone helps you.

How to be Prettier: Advice on being photogenic: “Right before the shot, I try to smile as if I’m looking at someone I love and not just at the camera. This helps it look less posed and awkward and more sincere and flattering.” — from 5 Ways to Become More Photogenic.

How to be (less) Awkward: A great framework, called the SAP Pitch, for answering the question “What do you do?”.

March 21, 2014
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