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Inspiration in the Face of Adversity

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How do you find inspiration in the face of adversity?  It’s pop quiz time today at Bitch University!  Choose your answer:

  1. You start muttering things like “I want to die,”  “I hate myself,” and then crumble like an 8 day old cookie.
  2. You sulk, mope, whine and complain endlessly about how unfair everything is.
  3. You get pissed off and scream bloody murder!
  4. You smile deep down and say “Nice.  Bring it.”

Yeah…it’s #4.  Although #2 has some merit.  Our Drama Queens just love to lament the indignity of it all, right?  As much as we women LOVE to complain and lament, let’s focus today on something even more fun.  And positive.  And effective.   Smiling in the face of adversity and blowing it a sassy kiss!  Let’s rock that competitive environment.

I was at a friends softball game the other day.  I love watching his team play.  They are competitive and they usually win, but they don’t go overboard.  My Bitch loves the inspiration. Example:  the other day was the play offs.  They were down 9 runs but were still laughing and enjoying each other.  The other team was getting just a tad cocky about how far ahead they were.  One of the girls on our team went up to bat.  The guys on the other team started yelling to the outfield to come in come in!  They did this every time she came up to bat.  The third time she came up to bat … WHACK!  She hit a triple.  Right over all those cocky guys heads.  She hit three people home.  End of cockiness.

After she came home on the next play everyone was cheering her on our side.  She related the story that boosted her sass and confidence to hit that triple.  She said this:

“One…I don’t like it when people have assumed they have won.  Two…every time I came up to bat I heard them say “come in come in.”  I said to myself:  “Excellent…keep comin’ in boys and I’ll hit it right over your heads! ” And she did!  Oh how my Bitch loves the inspiration!


It’s like one of my favorite quotes:

“I love it when people doubt me,” Rodney Harrison

Rodney Harrison takes adversity and uses it to make him stronger.   As inspiration to be even more successful.  So HOT.  Some people let adversity win the day.  These people let others have power of them.  My girl on the softball team saw the adversity and kissed its ass!  We all have adversity and challenges hit us in the face daily, weekly, whatever.  We choose how to face it.  By either shrinking or stepping up to the plate and smashing it!  Even if we don’t hit a triple every time we don’t let people get us down.  This is all about confidence!  How do you get even more than you already have?  Keep reading.  Keep studying and keep looking for ways to kick adversity to the curb!  Love, Goddess

For more inspiration:

  1. No Expectations Please
  2. You’re Re-Awakening!
  3. Bitch Lifestyle Home

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Steve Jobs Found His Playground

Steve Jobs found his playground.  And did he ever play in it!  Thanks to his creative “Apple Playground,” many lives world wide have become easier.  I want to honor him by honoring our own innate sense of play today.  Where is your playground?  What game do you most like to play in it?  When you envision your playground, what does it look like?  Here is an example from one of my coaching clients:

“When I created my “career playground,” I did the following.  Since I am a nutritionist, I put all that inspired me into my office.  Cook books, pictures of delicious food and quotes that keep me motivated and focused on the needs of my clients.  I added pictures of those I love having fun.  I added healthy teas and snacks that were as good for my clients and myself as they were tasty.  I also LOVE the color lilac…so I added dashes of that in my office.  I put a french memory board up with all the goals, wants and adventures I wanted to experience in my life.  When I was finished with my “career playground,” it didn’t feel like an office anymore.  It felt like home.  My clients had lots to be inspired by too.  They would ask questions about the cook books and other pictures.  So my “career playground,” became a fun nutritional tool, too!”

Your assignment today at Bitch University:  Create your own “Career Playground.”  Enhance the area with personal touches and things you love.  If you’re in school, raising a family or otherwise not engaged in a specific career at the moment, celebrate your innate creativity!  Another client created a “Female Room,” with all her craft projects, favorite teas and comfortable tables and chairs.

Create a space just for you.  A place you can go at any time, night or day…just to play!  Love, Goddess

Here’s a link to a sneak peak of what you will find in the upcoming, “Bitch Lifestyle:  The Manual:”   http://bitchlifestyle.com/book-previews/

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Inspirational Banquet

Today’s post is full of quotes to inspire you, make you smile and pick you up when you need it.

1.  “I love it when people doubt me.”  Rodney Harrison  When you need a kick in the you know what when you hit a snag on the road to success.  http://bitchlifestyle.com/2009/11/i-love-it-when-people-doubt-me-rodney-harrison/

2.  “Behind every great woman is a guy looking at her ass.”  Guys love our butts.  Even if we don’t.  Remember this when you want to beat up your beauty.

3.  “Any man who can drive safely while kissing a pretty girl is simply not giving the kiss the attention it deserves.” Albert Einstein  I’m dedicating this to you, Daniel. 

4.  “Women who seek to be equal with men lack ambition.”  Timothy Leary  This is awesome.  Think about this when you hear all the noise trying to distract you from this fact.  And the world is full of noise, hot one!

5.  Anything by Maya Angelou.  Post her incredible poem “Still I Rise,” somewhere for an immediate pick up whenever you need it.  Remember…she knows she has diamonds in the center of her thighs.

6.  An ounce of performance is worth pounds of promises.  Mae West  Men say the most incredible things to get you to do something for them.  Bitches are turned on by actions. 

7.  Between two evils, I always pick the one I never tried before.  Mae West  Think twice before you say “no way” to something. 

8.  It’s the good girls who keep diaries; the bad girls never have the time.  Tallulah Bankhead  Remember this when you are bored or think you have nothing to do.  Go out into the glorious world and get busy!  When you roll your eyes at me for saying this (and its so cute)  I give you this:

9.  Live! Life’s a banquet and most poor suckers are starving to death!  Auntie Mame

Want more?  Ask me for a juicy little something to do.  A homework assignment to get you back on the “fun” highway.  Anything for you, gorgeous!  Love, Goddess

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