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Positive Thinking…What Will It Get You?

By Bette Lee Crosby / February 25, 2010

Tomorrow you will meet a woman who knows the  answer to that question. A woman who addresses adversity with wisdom and has a heart the size of Texas. I met Donna Watkins over twenty years ago when she was fresh out of college. Her positive attitude amazed me then and although she’s since become a wife and mother, it continues to amaze  and inspire me.

I was the VP of Marketing for Bankmark when I met her. Donna was one of fifteen people interviewing for the position of Administrative Assistant, she was number five. I planned to see all fifteen, then decide on the one most qualified for this fast-paced, high-visibility job. The first four came with  marketing experience or a degree in communications. Donna majored in dance. Yet after spending an hour with her, I offered her the job and cancelled the remainder of the interviews. Why? Because she had something that far outweighed a qualifying degree or a few years of experience. She had the power of positive thinking and in my mind that made her better equiped to deal with the challenges she would face. Wonder what Donna did or said to convince me she was the right person for the job?

Tomorrow the story.

About the author

Bette Lee Crosby

USA Today Bestselling and Award-winning novelist Bette Lee Crosby's books are "Well-crafted storytelling populated by memorable characters caught up in equally memorable circumstances." - Midwest Book Review The Seattle Post Intelligencer says Crosby's writing is, "A quirky mix of Southern flair, serious thoughts about important things in life and madcap adventures." Samantha from Reader's Favorite raves, "Crosby writes the type of book you can't stop thinking about long after you put it down." "Storytelling is in my blood," Crosby laughingly admits, "My mom was not a writer, but she was a captivating storyteller, so I find myself using bits and pieces of her voice in most everything I write." It is the wit and wisdom of that Southern Mama Crosby brings to her works of fiction; the result is a delightful blend of humor, mystery and romance along with a cast of quirky charters who will steal your heart away. Her work was first recognized in 2006 when she received The National League of American Pen Women Award for a then unpublished manuscript. She has since gone on to win nineteen awards for her work; these include: TheRoyal Palm Literary Award, the FPA President's Book Award Gold Medal, Reader's Favorite Award Gold Medal, and the Reviewer's Choice Award.

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