If you think MEAN GIRLS only exist in schools, let me tell you a thing or two about mean girls in the real world.
Mean girls aren’t born, they’re created. They’re made at home by parents, usually a mother who exemplifies the guidance and magnifies the behavior of an ugly heart. Sad, isn’t it?
Parents have so much influence on how their children behave.
And the honest-truth is, it starts at home.
Unfortunately, some parents don’t grasp the concept.
They overcompensate by raising spoiled, bratty mean girls who later become bullies out of jealousy, envy and hate.
And eventually, these girls grow up to be mean, catty, heartless women.
When I lived in Austin, I was employed by a company that housed —well— let’s just say women who were super eager to step on you, if needed. If you were prettier, if you were smarter, if you were nice, if you were anything they were not, you were targeted and bullied.
But here’s what I learned from that: There is nothing stronger than a fierce woman with class.
You see, a hater is simply a person that cannot be happy for another person. So rather than be happy, they bully and gossip about that person. They make it a point of exposing flaws in someone, whether it’s true or not, in hopes that other people don’t like them either. They make it their mission to torment and destruct, even the kindest of hearts.
But here’s how you deal with haters — YOU DON’T!
When people don’t know your life, they speculate.
When they think they know your life, they fabricate.
When they do know your life, they hate.
And when it comes to Corporate America—the workplace—your ONLY job—is to do your job. Work is not junior high or high school. YOU ARE NOT AT THERE TO MAKE FRIENDS. Work is your life, your career. It’s your bread and butter. It’s a place where you go to grow, to learn, to function in life and promote yourself with hard work.
Never allow catty women to throw you off your path. They’re catty because you have something they want—or because you are someone they’re not.
Mean people thrive everywhere, a fact you will never outrun. But what you can do is stop trying.
By the power of the Holy Spirit, achieve, accomplish and work [your] mission.
Get to work.
Do your job.
Then go home.
And along the way, don’t forget to smile and wave at the very people who try and bring you down.
Because nothing upsets a hater more than a person who can’t be defeated.