Recently, I was on a conference call where they told me to get tough and summon my inner Cookie. Smiling, I agreed. We all need an inner Cookie, who will persevere and tell it like it is. As a fan of Empire, I began working on my inner Cookie. First, I put on some bitchin shoes and started the strut. Then, swaggering up to my son, I summoned my inner Cookie. Wow! That is the fastest that he has ever completed his homework, and no argument at bedtime. My inner Cookie is a useful tool in managing my family. How do you use your inner Cookie?