Monday, July 19, 2010


"If you have made mistakes, there is always another chance for you. You may have a fresh start any moment you choose, for this thing we call 'failure' is not the falling down, but the staying down. "~ Mary Pickford

*Who is Mary Pickford?

Silent film movie star, Mary Pickford became famous portraying naive, childish characters on screen. In contrast—her real-life persona was a mixture of mature acting ability, razor-sharp filmmaking, and astute business acumen, the combination of which seemed almost other-worldly. Her popularity helped establish Paramount as the foremost studio. And though she was not the first female performer to achieve star status, Pickford was arguably the movies' first superstar.

Mary Pickford used her screen-idol reputation to become her own producer, and ultimately her own company boss with the formation of United Artists. Pickford dumbfounded her associates with her business astuteness, paving the way as Hollywood's first female movie mogul. She used the independent film movement to secure her position in the industry, and remained a life-long advocate for independent production.

In 1941, she became a founding member of the Society of Independent Motion Picture Producers.

Can we say, "Go girl."

Peace and blessings,

**Information from the archives of The Society of Independent Motion Picture Producers


  1. Yes indeed!!!, I have always lived by this saying....and teach my oldest children the very same !

    Thanks for sharing ....have a great day !
    Take care.

  2. GO GIRL!! I love this! As a business owner still in the early stages of learning the ropes, this quote resonates with me in a major way! The staying down is truly the only way to call something failure, because the lessons in the process are priceless! Thanks for sharing!!

  3. @Zainab1- Awesome! This can be a difficult thing to work thru. Your children are blessed to have a mother that instills a positive mindset in them.

    @Execumama - Glad you enjoyed this quote! This quote definitely speaks to me, also. It is something that I've struggled with in the past and had allowed to freeze any type of growth in my life. Reading it struck a cord with me and reminds me of the truth in it all.

    I also find it refreshing and encouraging to hear entrepreneur's speak on this.
    Thanks for coming by!


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