In most cases being a good boss means hiring talented people and then getting out of their way. In other cases, to get the best work out of people you may have to pretend you are not their boss and let them treat someone else like the boss, and then that whispers to you behind a fake wall and you tell them what to tell the first person. Contrary to what I believed as a little girl, being the boss almost never involves marching around, waving your arms, and chanting, " I am the boss! I am the boss!"
To me YES, AND means don't be afraid to contribute. Always make sure you're adding something to the discussion. Your initiations are worthwhile.
In my experience, the hardest thing about having someone "come out" to you is the "pretending to be surprised" part.
Whatever the problem, be part of the solution. Don't just sit around raising questions and pointing out obstacles. We've all worked with that person. That person is a drag.
THERE ARE NO MISTAKES, only opportunities.
I'll be ready for it to happen and that way it won't happen. It's a burden, being able to control situations with my hyper-vigilance, but it's my lot in life.
You have to let people see what you wrote. It will never be perfect, but perfect is overrated. Perfect is boring.
It's not vanity, because if you look weird, it will distract from what your trying to do. If you look as good as you can, people will be able to pay attention to what your actually saying.
When faced with sexism or ageism or lookism or even really aggressive Buddhism, ask yourself the following question:"Is this person in between me and what do I want to do?" If the answer is no, ignore it and move on. Your energy is better used doing your work and outpacing people that way. Then, when you're in charge, don't hire the people who were jerky to you.
Do your thing and don't care if they like it.
When people say, "You really, really must" do something, it means you don't really have to. no one ever says, "You really, really must deliver the baby during labor." When it's true, it doesn't need to be said.
I have a suspicion that the definition of "crazy" in show business is a woman who keeps talking even after no one wants to f*** [sleep with her] anymore.
Confidence is 10% hard work and 90% delusion.
If everyone had a dad like mine, no one would have sex tapes.
If you ever start to feel too good about yourself, they have this thing called the Internet, and you can find a lot of people there who don't like you.
When a man plays a woman in a dress, you're halfway there. It's inherently funny. When a woman plays a man, for whatever reason, it's not that instant kind of funny.
If you are capable people are happy to play with you.
It's harder to make something good when you can't curse all the time.
You can be a little bit darker and rougher on the stage, partly because when you're in the theater, people have come to see you, and so they kind of know what they're in for. In television, you are sort of sneaking into people's homes. So, I think you can be a little bit darker on stage.