Fame Vs. Success Quote

“Don’t confuse fame with success.  Madonna is one; Helen Keller is the other.”

– Erma Bombeck


fame vs. Success quotes
Fame vs. Success

The fact is both of these women are famous.  Helen Keller was quite the celebrity in her own right back in the day.  And don’t get me wrong – I think Madonna is extremely talented and I for one found her recent Superbowl performance to be one of the most interesting in quite awhile – All hail Cleopatra…

But of course the takeaway from this quote is that we don’t want to confuse being famous, or chasing fame for true success which is achieving something meaningful and powerful.  Success, or being extra ordinary as we GirlMoguls like to think about it, is not about chasing fame for the sake of being fame -it’s about being good, successful, extraordinary at meaningful things – whether it’s a job, a  passion, being a partner or a mother.

Perhaps we won’t achieve the kind of fame Madonna has or Helen Keller had, but we will known for being successful…success lends a glow, an aura and something irrestible to you.  So chases success, not fame. Fame comes from other people annoiting you – success come from your own acheivement.

So, tell us – what do you want to be successful at?


On the other hand, I’ve never had a problem with striving to be rich…so be sure to check out GirlMogul’s Rich Mama Spending Plan  – A Real Budget for Real People,

There's Beauty in Going Green

Hey girls! Poppy here, with some news about a celebrity who’s not so clueless about helping the environment! If you’ve seen the movie Clueless, then you’re familiar with Alicia Silverstone, the actress who plays the main character Cher Horowitz. Alicia Silverstone made that movie when she was just a teenager. Now, Alicia is known more for being an outspoken vegan and an environmental activist than as an actress. So what is she doing now? Alicia just designed a collection of green make-up cases and brushes with EcoTools, in hopes to show girls that you don’t necessarily have to sacrifice your style in order to be environmentally conscious. “You can use earth friendly materials and still look fantastic!” Alicia has said about her new collection.

If you want to fill up your environmentally friendly make-up case with beauty products, make sure you fill it with some green make-up! (Okay, maybe not ACTUALLY green, since you might look weird wearing green lip gloss, but you know what I mean!) Companies that sell beauty supplies are creating more and more products that are environmentally friendly. So the next time you look to buy some new lip gloss or eye shadow, make sure to buy products that are green! Make-up like mineral make-up is even supposed to be better for you, too, and is less likely to clog pores. See? Going green doesn’t just help the environment, it helps you, too!

Posted by GirlMogul Poppy