Humility is for the Poor – When I’m Ugly You Still Love Me

Yeah I said it. Humility is for the poor. A millionaire loses it all on a bad bet. Is she now poor? Probably not. I once heard the greatest thing: If you’ve made a million before you can make a million again. Making money is not a problem, you know how to do it. Poor is not about finances, it is a state of mind. So, who is “the poor” as defined by Rock? People who do not believe in their genius-level talent. If you don’t have any genius-level talent that’s cool too. But if you know you are the bomb because your mind is sharp, you are a master of some skill, you slay in some way, but yet you:

  1. Allow doubt to cripple you from making moves;
  2. Let idiot non-doers convince you that you are not all that;
  3. Obsess with being nice or try to not offend others with your ambition – others mind you, whose entire day is made when someone offends them because it gives them the excuse they seek to bitch and complain and continue to NOT do…and worst of all;
  4. If you place a high value on being humble instead of acknowledging to yourself and the world that you are extraordinary,

Then baby girl, you are “the poor”. Yeah. I said it again.

That Genius-Level Talent

There is nothing humble about the monsters who rule the world. The ones who have always envisioned the way they want the world to be and proceeded to getting it done, no matter what it took. This could become a really gloomy discussion, so let’s save it for another day. On a lighter side of this topic, let’s look at some really cool dudes we can all agree on:

  1. Mohammed Ali – No humility. For what? He was the best! That’s what he said anyway, so I’ll go with it. Now just because you aren’t humble does not mean you are an a-hole, just look at,
  2. Usain Bolt – He plays for the camera before the race; throws up his bolt sign; looks for his opponents during the very short sprint; slows down to save his energy if they are far enough behind him which they usually are…and as he strolls through the finish line he beats his chest. Roooaaarrr!!!! We love him! Everyone does. Even his darn opponents.
  3. Bruce Lee – Famous quote “If I tell you I’m good, probably you will say I’m boasting; but if I tell you I’m no good, you’ll know I’m lying”. Whaaat?! Yaaasss Bruce, yaaasss!

Check humility at the door people, because it will not help you to turn that genius-level talent into winning. You have to take that crucial step, the uncomfortable one in which you say “I’m the best, yes! I am, yes!” Kind of like Salt-N-Pepa did. Exactly like they did. The energy you spend on humility should be spent honing your talent into greatness.

Even When I’m Ugly You Still Gonna Love Me

We here at Hold My Lipstick live in a permanent state of Boss Up. You can’t tell us that we’re not the bomb! Creative beasts, writing monsters. So our brains are morphed into that next level shit. When I’m walking out the door and the man says “you look good”, I say “I know”.  Honestly, saying thanks would be misleading. It implies that I don’t know, and now that he said it I’m grateful, blah blah boy bye. Now before you decide you hate me because I’m a cocky chick, here’s the backstory:

I used to say thank you, just like you. But then those times when the compliment didn’t come it was like a slap in the face, and the voices in my head would laugh at me and say “girl you do not look good! Try again!” Insecurity would plague me and I would seriously consider not bothering to go, or change outfits and hair a million more times asking “Do I look good now? Do I look good now? What about now?” Who has time for that? Not me. I know you can relate.

One day I decided that even on a bad hair day your girl is fly. Even in a potato sack, your girl is fly. Even when I have creative block, your girl is fly! After that, it was over.

Shall we? Join me in the chant “I’m the best, yes! I am, yes!”

happy girl no humility
I’m the best, yes!




Author: Vic

The eternal sisterhood warrior, Vic motivates women all over the world to stand up and roar. She's Editor-in-Chief at Hold My Lipstick where she gives the authors and the crazies as much rope as they need to swing far off the edge...she knows they always make it back home intact.