Striving for Excellence, Not Perfection

Published: Jan 24, 2019
Modified: Mar 20, 2019

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Having It All, But Not at the Same Time

Women who have a “Be the Perfect Driver” outlook are bound to be disappointed.  In our busy lives, if we see ourselves as having and doing it all at the same time to be perfection, failure is all that we will get. 

Superman is a fictional character and so is Superwoman. 

If we strive for excellence in certain domains at different times, such as happiness, achievement, and significance, we can leave a legacy of a life well lived.   

For a full hour, this program will explore:

  • An assessment of what “having it all” is NOT
  • Techniques of creating your day with gratitude and acknowledgement
  • Looking at the power of language to change a problem into a challenge
  • Having the ability to view your life as reasonably content with moments of ecstasy
  • Devices of modeling, mentoring, and monitoring to move you toward excellence



Rikki Klieman is a Legal Analyst/Contributor for CBS News. She was an Anchor at the Courtroom Television Network from 1994-2010 and a Contributor for the CBS Early Show, the NBC Today Show, as well as the E! Network.  She has also appeared as a legal analyst on NBC’s Nightly News, CBS Evening News, ABC, CNN, CNBC, and MSNBC. In addition, Rikki continues to inspire the lives of others with her bestselling autobiography, Fairy Tales Can Come True – How a Driven Woman Changed Her Destiny, and as a writer for The Daily Beast.

Ms. Klieman served on the Advisory Committee to the U.S. Supreme Court on the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure, the Board of Directors of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, and the Board of Visitors for Boston University School of Law.  She was a member of the American Bar Association’s National Conference of Lawyers and Representatives of the Media.  She currently serves on the Board of Directors and the Membership Committee of the Women’s Forum and the Board of Directors of the Police Athletic League.