“ WEEK 129 / 133 – 133 WEEKS TO SUCCESS “
In anticipation of binge watching the second season of MASTER OF NONE—oh Netflix, how you spoil me!—I decided to rewatch the first season. Every time you give a piece of work another try, whether it’s a show, film, or book, you end up taking away something different each time. One episode stuck out to me in a way that it hadn’t when I first saw it. In that episode, Aziz Ansari’s character, Dev, faces an unfair moment of racial discrimination when one of the casting directors makes an inappropriate joke.
Dev has a heart-to-heart with Busta Rhymes (it’s a great show, y’all), and Busta urges Dev not to play the race card. Busta advises Dev to “charge the card” instead. Instead of going down that shortsighted route, he should take advantage of the situation. The ball was in his court, and he could take command.
We have all been treated unfairly at some point. We may have been guilty of treating someone else unfairly with our own inappropriate biases. No one likes it, but we must learn and grow from it. To decide when we should speak up and out about being wronged, or to turn the other cheek and keep going. There is no one or perfect answer, but whatever we do, we cannot just stop.
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Each week, I take a tip from Lois P. Frankel’s book, Nice Girls Still Don’t Get the Corner Office, and explore how each of these tips affect myself and other women in similar positions on the road to becoming the women we want to be. There are far and few between who are a few steps behind me, and many more who are far advanced. I found that Lois P. Frankel’s advice applied to novice, intermediates, and experts alike. It helped me see that I was already doing right, served as a reminder to keep on doing what I was doing and how to keep that momentum going. The book also showed me areas where I could improve, and gave realistic tips to jump on board. There are a total of 133 tips, and explore one tip per week in a program I call: 133 Weeks to Success.
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