Episode 95 The BAD-ASS BROAD

Episode 95 The Bad-Ass Broad

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The Bad Ass Broad

By Stephanie St. Claire

Sometimes life requires you to be a bad ass broad. As in, take a look at the craziness surrounding you, pull that shit together, and HANDLE IT.

Who is the Bad Ass Broad?

She doesn’t tolerate drama, whether it’s her own or another’s. She lives in the real world, so there is always going to be craziness to contend with. But she recognizes it early and excuses herself from the scene.

She’s self-possessed and commands her space in the room. Her confidence is strong but quiet. She’s not a loud mouth. She takes a compliment and looks you in the eye when you’re giving it.

She’s an observer more than a talker, acutely aware of her surroundings. She uses the information to her advantage.

She doesn’t talk badly about other people, and while that sounds really angelic, she knows it will be traced right back to her and prizes her hard-earned credibility.

She enjoys a good stiff drink, but never forgets that the sun will rise tomorrow and require her full strength and sobriety.

She’s not threatened by other women. As a matter of fact, she’s the first to tell a stranger how pretty she looks, or congratulate a friend on her new promotion. She feels energized by other women’s successes.

A bad ass broad does not get involved with someone else’s man. Period. End of story. She has a memory of how that went down and has learned from her mistakes.

The fiercest thing about a bad ass broad is her ability to extricate herself from a situation that isn’t working.

Once aware of her mistake, she will snap her wallet closed, snap her knees together, snap her heart out of hypnosis and head out with a swiftness that will suck the very oxygen from your lungs.

 

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She is discerning about what comes out of her mouth. She doesn’t blab about family drama, new beaus, possible layoffs, or her own marriage issues. She has a few confidants, and they’ve earned her trust. She waits things out to see how they will settle before she goes into details with the general public. She knows she will rise above any situation and has no interest in ruining the reputations of others.

A bad ass broad is not afraid of hard work. She rolls up her sleeves and gets to it. She doesn’t bitch about it, and she doesn’t wait for someone else to do it. She doesn’t let herself get distracted and is very aware that resistance is a cunning enemy. Resistance being: fear, self-doubt, procrastination, addiction, distraction, narcissism, self-loathing, and perfectionism.

A bad ass broad is not a loud mouth, gossip, or a bitch. She doesn’t throw her weight around, get loud and demanding, or act like she’s better than everyone. She lets her actions speak for themselves, which saves her of a bunch of vapid talking.

A bad ass broad values freedom, and sometimes does things unconventionally to afford her the highest measure of it.

She takes big risks because she is willing to be her own rescue if things don’t work out. She has survived numerous personal plot twists and can take what’s handed to her without blaming others.

A bad ass broad is MADE, not born. She’s a sinner with the heart of a saint. She’s been trespassed against, and she’s done some trespassing of her own. But at some point, she drew a line in the sand, stopped the drama, and took back the wheel.

She’s in charge of her life. She can take the heat. She handles business.

 

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About the author, Lori

Author of five books and over 100 magazine and newspaper articles, Lori found a fascination with the personal narrative during her master's degree research in Folklore at Utah State University. Coming to understand the nuance and power of story, the automatic but unrecognized uses, the cultural curtains that story pulls back for us to peak behind, she let her excitement spill over into her own journey of personal empowerment and the excitement of sharing it all with others.

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