Venable partner Tara Potashnik was featured in the Women in Housing & Finance, Inc.’s (WHF) Member Spotlight section for March 2021. The following is an excerpt from a Q&A highlighting the intersection of financial services and privacy, and Ms. Potashnik's involvement with WHF.
How do you make the best use of your day? (think techniques to enhance productivity, time management, time out, meditation/prayer, etc.)
In the theater, we learn how to put on productions with moving pieces, diverse cast members with different skillsets, fast costume changes, body doubles and trap doors that allow us to be in multiple places at the same time, scenery and music that set the stage, and live audiences with high expectations.
At my firm, I am part of a special team that works diligently to help ensure that the needs of our colleagues and clients are met through a whole host of systems and techniques not unlike those seen (or unseen) in the theater. In my office, I have a painting by Kinkade that’s meant to provide a space for quiet meditation amidst the frenetic pace that typifies a usual day. When I find those fleeting moments to sit down and enjoy the painting, I can’t help but smile. When our team does its job well, by analogy, it’s hard to tell whether the painting is by Thomas Kinkade himself or Thomas Kinkade Studios. I could go into the details of how we do this, but where would the magic be in that?
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