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False mentors.

Can we all stop being assholes to people for the ways they choose to/have to make money? This goes fo
Weekly Wisdom with Gigi Engle
False mentors.
By Weekly Wisdom with Gigi Engle • Issue #197 • View online
Can we all stop being assholes to people for the ways they choose to/have to make money? This goes for sex workers, influencers, people who work with big companies that may not always be the moral gold standard etc. The constant judgement is really getting fucking old. If they aren’t cutting you a check, what you do is not their business, you feel me?
Have you ever noticed that it’s people who are far less successful than you are who want to give you life/career/love advice? It’s never people who are doing super well. They want to offer you “wisdom” when they have no leg to stand on. Or, at the very least, no strong leg. Being a mentor means helping people in constructive ways, ways you ask for, not instructing you and judging for every choice you make. They are not in charge of you. You are in charge of you.
Don’t let these kinds of people drag you down. They wear the clothing of a friend while being an enemy underneath. These people are simply a force trying to drain away your energy and sparkle. These people are deeply envious and refuse to acknowledge this envy. They instead spend their time focused on your business and what they perceive are your faults.
The only people who will tear your down for how you make money and thrive are ones who lack the ability to look in the mirror and see that they are the ones who need to consider their choices. They want to bring down out who is getting too much attention for their comfort.
And look, I know it still hurts. Trust me, it still hurts me when this happens from people I respect and admire in my industry. But that doesn’t mean you change what you’re doing. It just means you have to let the hurt sit with you and continue down your path.
Want to know the skinny? They just wish the spotlight was on them and not you. At the root of all the judgement and moralistic nonsense is deep feelings of inadequacy.
So, for all you out there: There is no time for petty bullshit when you’re busy building your life into what you want it to be.
*Leaves on read, … forever.*
This week’s mantras:
  1. I am on my own path.
  2. I am the only one responsible for my choices and my happiness.
  3. I will love myself.
Have a great week. I love you.
XOXO Gigi

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