cover_image.aspxImagine for a moment that you have achieved the level of success or celebrity in your life and business that you are one of the personalities profiled in People magazine.  What would that feel like?  And would that be a good thing for your life and business?

While working out at the gym the other day,  I came upon a back issue of this magazine and turned to the last page to read a profile about Dana Delaney.  One look at her great photo and her sassy sound bite — She said, “I'm pretty good about not lying these days.  I'm hyper-honest.  I've learned it's the best way to go.” — and I was hooked to read the rest.

So, answer these questions for yourself, and have a little fun as you do:

5 Facts about You

  1. High School Crowd
  2. Something Surprising…
  3. Biggest Indulgence
  4. Weirdest Habit
  5. Workplace Perk

I'll start.

Sassy Sound Bite to Guide My New Year:

  • “Impossible things are happening every day.”  — The Fairy Godmother to Cinderella and to Me!

High School Crowd

  • I was the bookish, hard-working editor of my high school newspaper who did a lot more reporting about others than making news of my own.

Something Surprising…

  • Sometimes, people who meet me in person for the first time after consulting with me by phone tell me it is a big surprise to see how tall I am.   One person said that she had this idea in her head that I was five foot two.  She said, “Why didn't you tell me you were the Jolly Green Giant?”  I stand just under six feet tall in my bare feet.

Biggest Indulgence

  • Driving my grocery cart down the aisles at Whole Foods and putting amazing and delicious things into my basket without looking at the price — a rare pleasure!

Weirdest Habit

  • Sometimes, I get so absorbed in my work that it is 3 p.m. and I haven't yet had lunch.  That's why this “self care” thing needs to be a higher priority in 2012.


Workplace Perk

  • Going to work wearing my pajamas and getting to play with my puppy between assignments.

OK, now it is your turn to create your personality profile. After all,  People magazine or the perfect publication for your story may be calling in the New Year, and you want to be ready when opportunity knocks.