Does this Anger You?

Gorgeous image of Marilyn Monroe and quote from Guilty or Not

Does this quote anger you?  If so, you under-estimate your power as a woman.  This can be fixed when you love every drop of gorgeous you.  Women have the upper hand with men.  It’s time to own it. We are their weakness.  They just don’t want us to know that.  (Sassy Smile)  For more inspiration:

“As a matter of fact, women have an advantage in business. Men are so secure in their belief that they are supreme in business that they are often caught napping by alert women. Man thinks he’s dealing with an inferior brain when it comes to woman, and that makes him a sucker. Furthermore, women have a highly developed sense of intuition that’s just as valuable as hardheaded logic.”  Carole Lombard

A couple of notes about the above quote.  Things are much different today than in Caroles’ time.  I think most men respect women in business now.  If men don’t respect women in business it can be worked against them — if a woman gets the male ego. (sly smile)  If not…why would you want to work with the arrogant you know what?

“You’ll find that men usually play fair.  It’s all very well to say that you want to back out of a bargain because you’ve changed your mind. That’s supposed to be a woman’s privilege. But men don’t play the game that way. A man who says he’ll do a thing and then reneges, is soon put where he belongs, out in the cold. ”  Carole Lombard

Words-Action=Bullshit

“If I say I’ll do something, I make it stick.”  Carole Lombard 

Your word is everything!  Carole prided herself on her word.  Don’t promise something and then don’t produce.  It will make people wonder if you’re dependable or not.  This sort of lackadaisical attitude is rampant in our lives today.  Examples:

  1. The friend that says that they are coming to your party and then cancels at the last-minute.  Because they got a more attractive offer, perhaps?  This is not cool in most circumstances.
  2. People who don’t confirm reservations at restaurants or events.  This not only affects potential profits at a restaurant but keeps other people from enjoying the table or event!
  3. You invite people to do something and they never follow-up.  These are the people who usually get mad when you stop inviting them to things.
  4. Following up is one of the worst sins in manners today.  If someone is kind enough to invite you to something, be kind enough to respond.  Unless it’s your 100th Facebook invite from someone you barely know.
  5. Someone says they will be there and then completely blows you off.
  6. You invite people to an event on Facebook and they reply back with a “Maybe.”  This is blowing you off.  Everyone knows it so just say “no.”  Really lame.  Just be honest.
  7. Little white lies…mulitplied over the days, weeks, months, lead to laziness in the being honest department.  It becomes easier to lie than to tell the truth.  Think about that one.

And those are just a few of the ways people don’t respect others and how important their word is today.

“Never allow someone to be your priority while allowing yourself to be  their option.” Mark Twain

The less crap we tolerate from people, the more empowered we will all be.  The “Crap Dragons” will have to play by our rules.  Or hang out with other Crap Dragons.  Or get off the Crap Wagon.  I know…bad metaphor.  I’m in kind of a feisty mood today.  Can you tell?  Love, Goddess

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Movie Star Carole Lombard Feisty and Fabulous

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Gorgeous image of Carol Lombard from Classic Movie Favories 

Movie star fabulous.  If there was a woman who could teach me a thing or two about living life, it’s Carole Lombard.  Fiesty, bawdy, brilliant comedianne and actress, always fighting for the underdog, philanthropist, witty and intelligent.  I could go on and on.  Today I’m going to share some beautiful pictures and some awesome quotes about and by Carole.   Imagine how fun it would be to spend the day with a woman like her!

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Image from Mimi Frou Frou  

Fun facts:  Alfred Hitchock created the movie “Mr. and Mrs. Smith,” so he could work with Carole.  Could you imagine “Gone With the Wind” without Clark Cable as Rhett Butler?  We can thank Carole because she was the reason he took on the role.  He was insecure about his ability as an actor.  Her belief and strength gave him the courage to tackle the role.  Remember that with your man.  Your man wants a strong woman to believe in him.  A woman who believes he could tackle anything and win.  And if he loses?  She still looks at him and believes he’s the biggest winner ever.

“Don’t burn over criticism.  Stand up to it like a man.” Carole Lombard

Here’s Carole giving Clark Cable a well deserved kick in the ass.  Clark Gable tried to give our Bitch Carole some crap.  In public-and not to her beautiful face. She gave it right back by putting a picture of him on a ham and presenting it to him in public.  TO his handsome face.  Love it.

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Image from: flickr.com/photos/likeabalalaika/3740105959/

“We called her The Profane Angel because she looked like an angel but she swore like a sailor. She was the only woman I ever knew who could tell a dirty story without losing her femininity.” Film Director Mitchell Leisen

Some gems from Carole:

“Be efficient. . . Don’t men marry their secretaries?”

“Give ‘em a laugh, that’s the best doctor in the world!”

“Women have an advantage in business. Men are so secure in their belief that they are supreme in business that they are often caught napping by alert women. Man thinks he’s dealing with an inferior brain when it comes to woman, and that makes him a sucker. Furthermore, women have a highly developed sense of intuition that’s just as valuable as hardheaded logic.”

“A girl needs a strong defense. When I was looking for jobs in show business, I found that men in booking offices got ideas. I discovered that if I could startle them sufficiently, they soon got their minds back to business.”

“MAYBE it is true that I have a habit of being abruptly outspoken and not mincing my words. I’ve never believed in kidding myself by calling a spade a garden implement. But never in my life have I ever said anything for the purpose of embarrassing anyone, or for the effect of being called the most startling woman in Hollywood.”

Carole Lombard owned who she was.  She didn’t care what people said.  Even if the press named her “The Most Startling Woman in Hollywood.”  This statement alludes to the fact that she always had the best intentions, regardless of what she said or the spin others put on it.   She didn’t let what “Others” said or thought about her affect her.  She knew that by doing that she would fan their toxic words into flames.   Here’s to you, Carole!  Love, Goddess

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