Saturday, April 3, 2010

Andrea's Favorite Rule

One of my favorite "fun" books (not "biz" books) is 'Olivia Joules and the Overactive Imagination' by Helen Fielding; the same writer who did the Bridget Jones series. The book is nothing but silly and fun - we get to watch the main character, Olivia - desperate for a life of mystery, intrigue, and love - actually stumble into it, getting the life she's been dreaming of.
It's Bridget Jones meets James Bond for women.

Olivia is a great character and I fell in love with a list she calls upon throughout the book called, "Rules for Living." These rules span all facets of a woman's life including the very important Rule #3: Never change a hair cut or color before an important event. I can personally attest to this rule having broken it myself. This rule seems obvious but it's easy to ignore and you will regret not following it. I am still paying the price until this very day. (A story for another time.)

But then there is Rule #2. My favorite. It's the one I knew deep down but was reminded of it and I have gone back to this rule over and over and over in my life. Here it is:

Olivia Joules' Rule for Living #2: No one is thinking about you. They're thinking about themselves, just like you.

It doesn't require much explanation and I bet that deep down you knew this one too. Remember it! Go back to it over and over. Remember this Rule every single time you want to do something different, something NEW, something for YOU, something against type, CRAZY, BOLD, Courageous, something your friends or family won't like or approve of... Anything.... except of course change a hair cut or color before an important event.

3 comments:

SAHD PDX said...

That is a great rule to remember. I mean I'm not much but I'm all I think about so others must be the same.

RCBonay said...

I guess that's why no one reads my blog as much as I do :)

Todd said...

I love to fail... Cause I usually learn something!

www.failureisapartofsuccess.com

Wsup Andrea?

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