Dignity Over Looks : Money in The Bank. Not In Your Closet


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Chapter 18

“There is no dignity quite so impressive and no independence quite so important as living within your means.” – Calvin Coolidge 

Yes, I’ve been there. When the outward “success” of your business forces you into the spotlight, into a room filled with people ready to ask you how you are (as if they care), and speaking into a mic while journalists rushedly scribble down onto a notepad, profusely nodding at your every utterance.

But that wasn’t the frustrating thing. It was the pressures of being in the spotlight. I hated to shop (go figure, I run the lifestyle and fashion communications subsidiary of my company).

Yet, I found myself torn between wanting to save my coins or present myself with some prestige;  dress a certain way, drive a certain car


On the plus side, some of the attention has allowed me to enter into certain circles, be invited to speak at prestigious events and acquire some steam with media and press.

But later I realized, after all, was said and done I rarely had enough in the bank to build off of. I mean damn it. I had a business to run, team members to pay, technology and software tools to invest in.


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After all, just getting into circles, getting press and all of these other wonderful opportunities are worthless if you can’t capitalize on them.  I made some lifestyle changes which includes the shifting away from the pressure (I believe it was mental anyway) of looking a certain way.

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