From “She Bad”:
I’m a boss in a skirt, I’m a dog, I’m a flirt
Write a verse while I twerk, I wear off-white at church
Takeaways: be unapologetically you; being polarizing… pays.
From “Bodak Yellow”:
I don’t dance now, I make money moves (Ayy, ayy)
Say I don’t gotta dance, I make money move
If I see you and I don’t speak, that means I don’t f*ck with you
I’m a boss, you a worker, b*tch, I make bloody moves
Takeaways: stop trading time for money; build a business that can scale, so money comes when it’s called; only hang with other high-achievers; if someone crosses you, go full gangster on ’em.
From “I Like It”:
‘Bout my coins like Mario (Mario)
Yeah, they call me Cardi B
I run this sh*t like cardio
Takeaways: you gotta wake up every day and do whatever you can to collect as much money as possible; make sure they know your name and make it clear you’re the industry leader.
From “On Fleek”:
Fleek the definition of me
I keep it in check papi
I am a whole different breed
I’m Cardi, capiche
Takeaways: try to be f*cking flawless in business – not perfect, but always on point; never get emotional; never blend in; and never let ’em forget your name or company.
From “Bodak Yellow”:
You in the club just to party, I’m there, I get paid a fee
Takeaways: moguls monetize everything; find creative ways to turn everyday activities into new/additional income streams.
From “Best Life”:
I said I never had a problem showin’ y’all the real me
Hair when it’s f*cked up, crib when it’s filthy
Way-before-the-deal me, strip-to-pay-the-bills me
‘Fore I fixed my teeth, man, those comments used to kill me
But never did I change, never been ashamed
Never did I switch, story stayed the same
Takeaways: vulnerability is powerful; share your story – especially the ugly stuff; stop trying so hard to be what you think people want you to be.
From “I Do”:
Cardi rockin’ it, go buy stock in it
Takeaways: radiate success; stack so many Ws… that you start to believe everything you touch turns to gold; inspire your followers with unshakeable self-confidence.