LaLa Anthony gives positive advice to women: “Bring something to the table”

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I really love the fact that celebrities, like LaLa Anthony, are taking the time out to empower and inspire our women to get their OWN.  She delivered a great message this month for the 10th Anniversary of the Circle of Sisters Expo in NYC. She was able to sit down and chat with Miss Info and talk about how it is being a wife to a superstar basketball player, while balancing other responsibilities: like motherhood, career and much more!

Although it might seem like she has it all from the outside looking in, she makes it clear to women that it is important to have your own plans and ideas in motion. She always makes it clear that looking for a man to validate you shouldn’t be on your mind at all!


(via She said:

I’m not being negative but it’s something to be said that, [your man] knows that if something goes down, you would be okay if you had to walk away. And that’s powerful. That is powerful. So it’s just something to think about. I say, come into a relationship with your own. Everyone is not meant to run a Fortune 500 company, but just have something that you own. A clothing line, a hobby, something that you’re passionate about so that your whole world doesn’t revolve around a man. That’s not a good thing.

For me the whole ‘Basketball Wife’ thing, it’s tricky. I battle with that title because sometimes I go, you know, ‘I’m not a basketball wife, I’m not a typical basketball wife,’ but in essence, I am a basketball wife. It took for Gayle King to sit me down and go, ‘You know, you shouldn’t look at it as such a negative title. It is what you are,’ and I respect my husband and I want to be a great wife and be there for him, but I also want to have my own career and do my own thing. Which I think is really cool. I think when you bring something to the table, and I say this to all the ladies out here, it just makes you that much more attractive to that  man that you’re with. It just makes you that much more valuable.

When she was asked what is the key thing she would tell a woman who wanted to be a basketball wife or aspire to date someone rich and famous, she responded:
I was the girl who said I would never date a basketball player. I’m like, ‘I don’t want to do that.’ Someone that is traveling all the time and gone, [but] it just happened. And it’s just funny like, when you don’t go after certain things, how they happen. And in ‘The Love Playbook,’ I talk about work[ing] on yourself.  Why are we chasing these guys and giving them so much power? When you’re great within yourself, you’re going to attract so much amazing energy and I don’t need a man to make me feel like I’m worthy or I’m worth it. I don’t need that.

My husband, I love him and he complements me, but I don’t need that to make me feel like ‘I’ve made it,’ or ‘Now my life is where it needs to be.’ I don’t need a man to validate me in that way.

For the women out there, especially the young women, it’s so passionate for me to say, ‘Find your own way.’ I’m just finding that so many women feel they have to be validated by a man or a guy and they go through so much destruction because of that.  Let’s focus on being happy with ourselves and knowing that we are enough and we don’t need a man to validate us. That’s my message for today and that’s what speaking on my heart right now!

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