On the outset some might think that Lisa Vanderpump is a bit off-putting as she has a very bold personality and isn’t afraid of showing it most times. She comes off as a very strong and forceful person that could smother you with kindness or shred your emotional security with a few well-placed words. All in all she is a very talented and strong woman that has been in the public eye for quite some time.
A full-time drama student by the age of 9, Lisa has been in the spotlight for most of her life in one way or another, and as such has acclimated quite well to the attention. You might not like her, you might be infatuated with her, but one thing you can say either way is that she knows how to conduct herself as a lady.
Here are 10 rules of success according to Lisa Vanderpump
10. People need to hear the truth no matter how unpopular it is.
Some people would prefer to let others down in a gentle and even respectful fashion. Lisa will tell you how it is and why she is speaking to you in such a tone, no matter if you’re crying or standing still with eyes wide at her tenacity. Sometimes people need to hear the unpleasant truth that others won’t give voice to, and Lisa is at most times one of those that will gladly give you the answer you didn’t want, but really needed.
9. Speak boldly and speak loudly.
As an actress, a businesswoman, and a mother and wife, Lisa has no time to be timid or shy. She has no qualms about raising her voice or making her opinion known, and this is largely because there is no moment during her day that is deemed as allowable for being meek. In order to run her business and be the boss and mother she needs to be her voice needs to be loud and clear for all to hear.
8. Don’t be afraid to indulge, just don’t overindulge.
She might only take in a glass of wine a day, but you can be guaranteed it’s equal to at least two or three imbibed by another, more watchful individual. The point is that indulging isn’t a bad thing, so long as you know when to call it quits and when to hang up your method of indulgence for the day. Lisa knows very well how to say yea or nay to her favorite indulgences, it’s just a matter if she will at that given moment.
7. Don’t apologize for being who you are.
Not everyone likes Lisa Vanderpump, and she doesn’t care. She’s out to produce material and cater to those who are appreciative of her efforts. All the others can go swing as far as she’s concerned, and she won’t be issuing any apologies for anything she’s said or done over the years unless it’s warranted. A great many people apologize for too much in the world that isn’t their doing or has nothing to do with what they’ve done. Why apologize for something you don’t control?
6. Be sassy and be loud.
From her bright colors to her colored language it’s easy to see why some people would be so put off by Lisa. She doesn’t hide her flair or her sense of style, and her mouth, while it may run away from her every so often, can also become one of her biggest flaws. Fortunately her overall personality is so big and bold that she is confident in what she does and what she says. There’s no slowing her down once she gets started.
5. Moving forward is better than falling backward.
This is a universal truth, and one that Lisa can be seen to promote more often than not. In business it never pays to go backward unless there’s a definite plan that calls for such an insane action. Lisa knows very well that in order to get ahead you need to move ahead. If not for forward movement a business could not operate.
4. Don’t worry about what others think of you.
She worries more about what her kids and husband think of her than anything, and that is the type of attitude that more people need to adhere to in order to be successful. You won’t please everyone, it’s an impossibility that too many people strive for and never accomplish. Even if you’re loved the world over, there will always be a detractor or two that will attempt to ruin your name for no better reason than jealousy or even just pure spite. Worry about satisfying those closest to you before concerning yourself with anyone else.
3. Be passionate about what you do.
There is no reason to be in business of any type unless you’re passionate about it in some way. While she has gone on to state that she is at times nervous about certain projects she undertakes, Lisa has still professed a deep love and great passion for the work she’s done. As a businesswoman and philanthropist she is quite passionate about helping others and making life better for those that she can reach.
2. Show love to the right people.
You might be asking who the right people are, but in truth, the right people are those who are going to respond to you in a way that helps you grow. Giving your loyalty and service to those who will only take and take again is a waste of time. But giving yourself to those that will tell you what you need to hear, what you need to do grow as a person, will become its own reward in time. Those people will be there when the times are rough and in the good times to share in your joy. Those are the right people, and the ones you should come to depend upon.
1. Keep your priorities straight.
Know what’s important and focus on it. If other matters come into play then take them as they come and afford them just enough time to sort them out and move on. By keeping your priorities straight you move forward, and in life, as in business, this is one of the most important goals any person could have.
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Written by Garrett Parker
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