Sorry. I'm not sorry.
Sorry. I'm not sorry.
Ladies. Let's get one thing straight. You are awesome.
We ladies have also been conditioned, over most of our time on earth, to be nice. To be easy-going. To not ruffle any feathers. To end everything with a smile, or a smiley face. To avoid the b-word at all costs.
Language is one of the ways we do it—and in our thumbs-to-keyboard-all-day-erry-day world, how we communicate our thoughts, desires and ideas has never been more important. Texts, blog posts, social media updates. And work email, especially. The problem is that we're just as deserving and entitled to speak our minds respectfully and without apology. We should never be sorry for existing. Sorry. Not sorry.
I recently became fascinated with this phenomenon, and appalled at myself when I realized I was doing this shit. All. The. Time. Through my own research and experimentation, I learned why it happens, and started changing my behavior to see what would happen. And what happened, truly, changed my life and the way I put myself out into the world. After accessing this holy grail of power and confidence, I've been on a mission to spread the fearless, unapologetic word—to women and men alike. Turns out, we're all susceptible to masking our vulnerabilities behind passive behavior. So cut that shit out.
Here's a recent lecture I did at the School of Visual Concepts in Seattle. I wish the passionate, vibrant, post-lecture open discussion with a packed room of strong, bad-ass ladies was included here. That was the bestest part.
I'm jazzed about this topic, as you may have noticed. I'm on a mission, and I'd love to share it with your organization. Or yourself.
I offer personalized speaking engagements, tailored to the needs of your team. Whatever department, gender, or experience level, I'd be thrilled to help your group grow more confident in their professional communications.
I also provide a hands-on, one-on-one consulting service. I partner with individuals to comb through their emails and other types of professional writing, help them find their faux pas, and work with them on ways to communicate themselves with strength, intention, and most importantly, authenticity to who they are.
If you're interested, fill out this handy little form, and I'll get right back to you. Namaste.