Career counselor and author Barbara Sher delivers a humorous and unprecedented talk about how people can achieve their dreams. There is so much buzz about positive self-talk and trying hard that people often blame themselves if their goals don’t happen. Realistic, witty and creative, Sher tells you the real secret to becoming a cowboy, getting a mate, going on a dream cruise, or realizing any other desire you have: tell strangers (1) what you want and (2) why you can’t have it. Even if people don’t like you, she quips, they’ll try to solve your problem, because strangers love to help. If it seems hard to believe, her examples of extraordinary altruism will change your mind!