What we can Learn from Miss Piggy about Business and Life

Ever since I was a little girl I’ve had a hero. She is strong, bursting with talent and she also possesses a great pair of legs. Oh and she’s a pig.

Why I took to Miss Piggy so strongly I have often wondered, but it’s only recently that I realised the strength she represents. She is kinda like a Wonder Woman (if only she were a woman). Strong, sexy and bursting with love for her guy. She’s been an advocate for women’s rights for longer that I have been a woman.

“Of Course Women don’t work as hard as men, we get it right first time!” Miss Piggy

Miss Piggy’s lessons were many, but here are a few that I think you will all relate to.

Take no Shit from Anyone

I’ve always been too nice and far too trusting. Unfortunately the world of business has no time for people like that. Savvy business people can’t take everyone they meet at face value. I have been stung too many times, expecting my instinct to alert me to the people who will take advantage of me and it hasn’t. Look to Miss Piggy and she takes no shit. She gets what she wants with her charisma and charm (I’m actively working on that part!) I don’t intend to become ruthless and distrusting but my taking shit tolerance has definitely decreased.

Talk yourself up, nobody else will

When I started my first blog I felt embarrassed. It is scary to put your thoughts out to the world. You open yourself up for criticism, not everyone thinks the way you do, not everyone will agree with what you have to say and more still will criticise your grammar and spelling! One of the first comments I got was to put a photo of myself on the blog, I was very uncomfortable with that but I did it. I knew myself from reading blogs the more that you connect with the person writing the blog the more likely you are to read it. Since then I have got a lot more comfortable about putting myself out there. I’ve realised that I need to be clear about who I am and where I want to go in life in order to get there.

I don’t care what you think of me, unless you think I’m awesome. In which case you are right. Miss Piggy

When frustrated, karate chops work every time

When I don’t get what I want, I too like our beloved pig heat up, I am impatient, I want it all and I want it now. Hi-Yah! Well not exactly, but what I do is get some exercise to blow off steam. My stress levels can be gauged by whether I have been exercising or not. Find your karate chop and do it daily.

Protect those your love with Force

We often forget the purpose of life. We spend our days stuck in front of a screen of some sort. We strive to better ourselves to better our circumstances and improve the lives of our families. We often forget to stop, to live and to love. Stop postponing life to the future and give the ones your love the love and attention that they deserve. Bring your loved one out for dinner, play football or lego with your kids. Piggy always has time for Kermie, is your Kermie getting the love they deserve?

This, you see, is my ultimate ambition – to live a simple life with the frog I love Miss Piggy

Have a great week and don’t forget to hang out with the “Green guys”, our planet needs them!