I’ll Have a Shirley Temple, Please by Karen Cortell Reisman, M.S.

The drink?
No, that drink consisting of ginger ale and a splash of grenadine, topped with maraschino cherries tastes too sweet.

The personality?
No – the iconic child actress also seems a bit too sweet.

The legacy?
Yes. Here’s what you can glean from this child star’s journey that can guide you to speak for yourself with power and presence.

Tenacity – persevering after early fame fades
Resilience – recreating herself as a diplomat and politician
Optimism – viewing reality from a positive slant
Strategic grace – “retiring” from show biz at the age of 22
Courage – revealing her taboo breast cancer story in the early ‘70s

Shirley Temple Black died yesterday of natural causes at the age of 85. May she be a blessed memory and a reminder of how to speak for yourself whether singing “On the Good Ship Lollipop”, winning praise during her three years as an ambassador in Prague, or becoming co-founder of the International Federation of Multiple Sclerosis Societies, raising funds to fight the disease that afflicted her brother, George.

Shirley used the 180 Rule to achieve success. She answered the question, “What would I do if I didn’t want my childhood fame to last?”…and then she avoided those things! She then proceeded with tenacity, resilience, optimism, strategic grace and courage.

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Author: Karen Cortell Reisman, M.S.
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