"I was the senior beauty writer at a big fashion magazine, and the beauty director position came open. The editor-in-chief called me in and asked me, 'Who could I hire for the beauty director position? Who's good?' I couldn't believe it—I mean, did she not see me sitting there? Every day, for two weeks, she called me in and asked me the same question. I got madder and madder. And finally, a wise person explained: 'Jean. You have to tell her you want it. Otherwise she won't know.'
I went in to my editor's office, and I blurted out, 'What about me?'
'You—really? You want it?' she asked. 'It's yours!' It's such an old saying, but it just could not be more true: You don't ask, you don't get." - Jean Godfrey-June, executive beauty director