"Don't spend time beating on a wall, hoping to transform it into a door." - Coco Chanel
Greta Garbo, the 1930's Swedish-born film star, demonstrated how to get the respect you desire and deserve. After Garbo had become established as a major star, she decided to negotiate a contract that reflected her immense box-office value to the producers. Accordingly she demanded a weekly fee of $5,000 - compared to the minute $350 a week she'd previously been paid. When film mogul Louis Mayer heard Garbo's demand he offered her $2,500. Garbo replied simply, in her Swedish-American accent, "I think I go home..."
And off she went.
Pow! I bet he never saw that coming!
Garbo returned to her hotel and stayed there, not budging, while Mayer stewed - for seven months - at which Mayer eventually caved in and gave Garbo what she asked for. Greta had ovaries! A magnetic, high value woman doesn't have balls (smile).
How many times have we stayed in a relationship, watching our dignity slip away? Knowing we should have walked away. Yet, we STAYED...
Beating on a wall, hoping to transform it into a door.
In my early 20's, I was in love with a guy whom I thought I could not live without. He had two other girlfriends. I had such low self-worth, I used to say he cheated on me with other women. (Wow! What warped thinking!) I eventually got myself out of that emotionally abusive relationship. It was like breaking an addiction! (Later in life, I would discover the power of Oxytocin). In the end, after much self-growth, my self-worth skyrocketed and I started to attract quality men. However, I would never forget the lessons learned in my early 20's. Keep reading...
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