I say SORRY for EVERYTHING. When I called the GP recently, the receptionist answered and I said “I’m sorry to bother you…” even though I was in medical need. True story!
I’m getting better, I’m becoming much more mindful about how and when I use this word.
It’s time to stop apologising for who we are. Not just to others but also to ourselves. And do you notice that you’re always apologising to the same people… Are you noticing a pattern?!
I’ve been trying new lingo along the lines of…
“Thank you for your patience.”
“Whoops, I’m so grateful you noticed that typo.”
“Thank you for taking my call, it’s really appreciated.”
“That time doesn’t work for me, could you make X instead?”
“The traffic was terrible, I’m so pleased I made it.”
Some of us might lack confidence which explains the overuse of the word ‘sorry’, but we also don’t have to people please everywhere we turn either. You are not everyone’s cup of tea, and not everyone is your ideal client. FACT. And once we all accept this we will rejoice at the weight lifting feeling of utter liberation.
This year’s theme for International Women’s Day was about taking action and to challenge. We need to celebrate each other, give others a voice that is listened to and if you sense any sign of inequality, call, it, out and contribute to change.
You are strong. You are powerful. You can do this.
Thank you for being here. 💗