When I hear Michelle Obama share her goals for Barack's term in the White House -- such as creating an "Obama China pattern" -- I wonder what Maria Shriver's advice for her would be. Shriver was in a similar position -- standing by her man when he entered politics -- and if she could do it again, she would do things differently!
Here's what Shriver says about fitting in to other people's expectations:
"As long as I was trying to anticipate what people wanted from me, as long as I was trying to fulfill other people's expectations, I was in a losing game," said Shriver. "That's what I want to focus on…letting go of other people's expectations of you so you can own your own life, write your own story and live your own legacy." (From her speech in 2007 at the Annual Woman's Conference in California)
Maria Shriver gave up her career as a highly respected journalist to support Arnold Schwarzenegger as governor...and she's honest about how she lost herself in that role. If Shriver gave Michelle Obama advice, what would she say?Read More »from Maria Shriverâ€™s advice to Michelle Obama