Without further ado... in no particular order:
Always leave extra time to get anywhere.
You'd always rather be early anywhere than late. At least I would. So leave early and get to work 15 minutes early. That's what I do. You just don't know when the subway is going to be delayed or too crowded to fit in the car, or how many crosswalks you'll have to wait at. Just be early. Even if no one notices you're early, they'll definitely notice if you're late.
I don't mean this in a bad way. I mean in New York City you can walk down a street and pass a multimillion dollar couple, an interracial father and son, someone who might be homeless and someone who might be crazy. And nobody ever turns their head or thinks twice. That's why weird things happen on street corners and weird things happen on the subway but most of the time people keep their heads down in their books. New York is the media center, the fashion capital, the financial pulse, the theater district and more of the country. Everyone has better things to do than care. It's kind of like high school. Those things you think people care about, they definitely don't.
Working on a Saturday morning show, my days off are Sunday and Monday. So last Monday, I woke up with a really bad cold and I took a hot shower, made an English muffin with peanut butter, moved myself to the couch and fell asleep. I napped on and off all day and I believe after that I went into my bedroom and watched TV. Your days off are only for you and if you need to spend it napping a cold away, you should do so.
From the Tonys to NBC to CBS to wherever I'm off to next, this proves to be true. Further than that, you're never too old to make new friends. I've been so happy to see what a nice group we've formed of the CBS This Morning interns. We plan to do things together, we ask questions about each others homes and schools and we are becoming friends. No matter that there might not always be enough to do, there might be too much for anyone to do, or any range of situations in between, the truth is that the thing that is going to keep you getting up in the morning and on the Subway to Columbus Circle is that you like making television with really good people who also like making television. Okay, that may be my thing that keeps me getting up but yours can be different.
But wearing cute shoes is awesome for more than one reason. That's where this one ends.
"When people show you who they are the first time, believe them." - Maya Angelou
One of my friends at CBS told me this quote and it took some thinking about to actually find a way to apply it. But now that I've read it over and thought about it, it really is true. If someone says they are going to call you and they don't do it, they're showing you something. I'm not saying things don't come up. This is life and we get busy and our phones die and we forget to call. But don't make those excuses for too long. It's quite possible that the person is the type of person who says they're going to call and doesn't. It's also quite possible they aren't that type of person but there is another thing that I know to be true which is that people make time for those they deem important. If it's important to someone to call you when they say they will, they will call. One more truth in this category: anything that you can imagine being really nice and romantic with a certain person will be 10 times as nice and romantic with a person who genuinely wants to be there with you. I promise. Anything you can imagine being wonderful to share with a significant other will really be 10 times more wonderful if you can share it with someone who wants nothing but to share it exactly with you. Remember here that people make time for those they truly want to make time for and they don't for those who they don't. It's human. Don't try to deny that. It's true.