Michelle Smith Joins the Sisterhood of Success, Professional Woman, Defeats Alcoholism Another Day,

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Michelle Smith Joins the Sisterhood of Success, Professional Woman, Defeats Alcoholism Another Day,

Reading @RisingWoman ‘s experience about overcoming challenge makes us truly verklempt.

Michelle writes about something many of us don’t talk about, much less write about…much less bear our souls about.

But she does…to teach others. That’s power. Get out your notebooks ladies. We’re seeing it in action, right here, right now in her case titled:

Michelle Smith & Athena Promotion
A few words from a female, professional, non-practicing alcoholic

Excerpt:

…I am what is called ‘a high-functioning alcoholic’. If you had seen me when I was drinking actively and enthusiastically to blackout point most nights, you would have been dazzled by my ‘perfect’ life.

At my alcoholic absolute worst, I had a high-paying job in Hong Kong, an amazing wardrobe, a big apartment. Any pangs of worry I had about my drinking were silenced by the fact that I had my MA in International Business, spoke three languages, and was well-respected by my colleagues….

…But my personal and professional confidence was all a show: inside, I was a terrified, self-loathing mess, unable to deal with criticism, confrontation, or my own feelings…

…Recent studies show some disturbing trends: that the biggest jump in alcoholic drinking has taken place in professional women….

 

Read Michelle’s Case on HotMommasProject.org, the world’s largest women’s case study library.

Read More from Michelle about her experience writing a Hot Mommas Project case.

Michelle Smith joins the Sisterhood of Success, dashing across the finish line, breaking the ribbon. What a SHARE! Let’s welcome her with open arms. Someone THIS strong? We want her on our side. Sheesh. Go Michelle. xoxo the @HotMommasProj

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  • http://twitter.com/ChiefHotMomma Kathy Korman Frey 

    From @RisingWoman on Twitter (BTW – totally true:)

    “I’m a SUPER Hot Momma – I know this ’cause I got a special mention here:http://t.co/KucMkFGb6O

  • http://twitter.com/ChiefHotMomma Kathy Korman Frey 

    Okay, how awesome is she? In the office, our case ideas seem lame in comparison. This was led to a joke where we come up with an idea, and then try to pep ourselves up compared to Michelle by saying, “Am I not INSPIRATIONAL?”((imitating Joaquin Phoenix in Gladiator saying “Am I not MERCIFUL?” ))

    • http://twitter.com/risingwoman Michelle Smith

      HEE! Glad I am helping to get the creative juices flowing… ;)