The Business Meeting: A business woman named Cindy was in the airport VIP lounge on her way to Los Angeles. While in the VIP lounge, she noticed Donald Trump sitting on the sofa enjoying a brandy. As luck would have it, Cindy was meeting with a very important client who was running somewhat late.
Being a bold business woman, Cindy decided to go ahead and approach Mr. Trump, and introduced herself. Much to her surprise Mr. Trump turned out to be very nice. Encouraged by this she explained to “the Donald” that she was about to close a very important business deal and that she would be very grateful if he could say a quick “hello Cindy” to her when she was with her client. Mr. Trump consented to do just that.
Ten minutes later while Cindy was speaking with her client, she felt a rap on her shoulder. It was Donald Trump. Cindy turned about and looked at him as Trump said.
“Hi Cindy, what’s going on?”
To which Cindy glibly replied, “Not now, Donald, can’t you see I’m in a meeting!”via funnystories
Recently, someone asked my opinion about how another woman dressed. My response was that it is her prerogative to dress as she wishes and if people don’t like it they can look away. We live in a world where women are always being told how to dress, look, think, and act, and when we choose to define ourselves by our own standards I applaud it. We will always be judged by others so we must know who we are and define ourselves. For this post, I’ve added some funny stories for elaboration and your enjoyment.
“When you judge another, you do not define them, you define yourself.” Wayne Dyer
What Happened in Detroit: A tough looking biker had been in the biker bar for quite some time when he finally decided it was time, once again to hit the road. He stepped through the front door of the bar and instantly realized that his bike had vanished from the spot he had parked it.
“All right” he said loudly, coming back into the busy biker bar “I’m going to have a shot of whisky and if my hog isn’t back up front by the time I’m done, what happened in Detroit will happen here too!”
With that many of the bikers ran out of the bar and within moments one came back to tell the tough biker that his hog was now parked in front of the bar for him. When the tough guy started to leave the bartender asked him.
“Pardon me, stranger, but what happened in Detroit?”
The tough biker replied casually: “I had to walk back to my hotel!” via funnystories
If you’ve lived long enough, you know people can snicker about stuff and be mean, just let them be. We’ve all had people object to things we do and we live our lives the best we can without worrying about the naysayers. Why allow someone to shame you? Are they invested in your well-being? Do they even care? One man’s meat is another man’s poison. So stay true to you. More below!
“If you are irritated by every rub, how will you be polished?” Rumi
I Know This Lawyer: A small town prosecuting attorney called his first witness to the stand in a trial-a grandmotherly, elderly woman. He approached her and asked, “Mrs. Jones, do you know me?”
She responded, “Yes, I do know you Mr. Williams. I’ve known you since you were a young boy. And frankly, you’ve been a big disappointment to me. You lie, you cheat on your wife, you manipulate people and talk about them behind their backs.
You think you’re a rising big shot when you haven’t the brains to realize you never will amount to anything more than a two-bit paper pusher. Yes, I know you.”
The lawyer was stunned. Not knowing what else to do he pointed across the room and asked, “Mrs. Jones, do you know the defense attorney?”
She again replied, “Why, yes I do. I’ve known Mr. Bradley since he was a youngster, too. I used to baby-sit him for his parents. And he, too, has been a real disappointment to me. He’s lazy, bigoted, he has a drinking problem. The man can’t build a normal relationship with anyone and his law practice is one of the shoddiest in the entire state. Yes, I know him.” At this point, the judge rapped the courtroom to silence and called both counselors to the bench. In a very quiet voice, he said with menace, “If either of you asks her if she knows me, you’ll be in jail within 3 minutes!” via funnystories
No matter what we do or how we live our lives, there will be detractors. We don’t have to react to every one. Mrs. Jones might be right, but it up to those lawyers to define how they choose to live their lives. As a good friend loves to say, “I want to sleep at night; no jerky behavior for me.” We choose how we wish to live our lives and some do so with dignity and others not so much. It is is their decision not ours to make… We can remove ourselves from toxic situations and follow our own drum. Live your life!
What are your thoughts? Are you a people-pleaser who negates yourself to impress others? What do you hope to get out of it? Do you define you or let others define you? How have others opinions of your life choices impacted your life? Do share? Thank you!
*Please bear with me as I catch up on your blogs and commenting… I’m back on track with reading and responding to your blogs; albeit at a slow pace. Thank you all for your patience!
Positive Motivation Tip: Choose how you wish to define yourself and then go live it. We are all being judged by others. Don’t let that define you.
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