If you’ve ever been introduced to Me, you know that I am an unashamed, unabashed Capitalist with a capital “C.” (See the first book.)
As an astute Businesswoman, one of my favorite (business) books is “Sun Tzu Was a Sissy: Conquer Your Enemies, Promote Your Friends, and Wage the Real Art of War,” by Stanley Bing.
(There’s also my quirky fascination at the front with otherwise vicious successes bearing otherwise unfuckable-sounding names. Hello. “Elliott Smellalot.” C’mon already, folks, see the first book. Ahem – Rule #8: In the balance between sociopath and smart boy, don’t take chances with nerds.)
“Finally,” says Stan (the Man – in My (No, not humble) esteemed opinion), “Sun Tzu talks a lot about Tao and other spiritual kinds of material like that, which frankly, I find kind of offensive in a discussion about war, and killing, and fighting. As far as I’m concerned, let’s have the good taste to leave Tao out of it, huh? Blood? Guts? Raw, animal hatred? Sure. But Tao? Come on.”
I said, “The extent that I care anything at all about who you are or where you’re coming from or whatever your psychological motivation, spiritual orientation, physical compulsion might be in coming to call on Me is bound up in My own professional standard of excellence.” (It’s right there in print in your very first introduction to Me. Duh. I will not repeat myself a third time. you know where to go to look it up.)
Excellence, girls and boys. Have it.
Don’t sit back and pray about it. Be it.
At the end of every Warrior’s day – you are it.
Be ruthless. Being a sissy in whatever battles you choose to engage in (and choose well, My darlings) will get you nowhere except to the bottom of my dungeon.
Where, I will unashamedly make you pay for your squeamishness. Literally and figuratively. (Pay Pal preferred.)
When that earthquake rode through Richmond, Virginia recently, I didn’t feel a thing. People were amazed. I think it’s because I’m used to having the earth tremble beneath my feet.
Choose your best Warrior’s pose and stand your fucking ground, kiddos.