Rewritten

In response to the last post, one of my dearest friends said that the quote shouldn’t read:

“Dress like woman, speak like a lady, think like a man and work like a dog.”

She thoughtfully suggested that it say: “…think like a boss…” said in the way that people say “bawsss” so as to make it sound bad-ass and powerful in a light-hearted gangsta-referenced way.

She’s right, I shouldn’t get so hung up about what other people say and instead, just write a pithy line that sums up my generation of women, what we want, how we’re going to behave and what we have to do to succeed.

I propose the following:

Dress like today you’ll meet your destiny*, speak like you’re on national television,** think like a boss and work because it actually matters.

* Coco Chanel said, “I don’t understand how a woman can leave the house without fixing herself up a little – if only out of politeness. And then, you never know, maybe that’s the day she has a date with destiny. And it’s best to be as pretty as possible for destiny.”

** Judy Bailey anyone?

So, what do you think? Do you have any suggestions of a zeitgeist for our times? I’d be interested to know.

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