“ WEEK 132 / 133 – 133 WEEKS TO SUCCESS “
Sometimes people will say rude or offensive things and they don’t realize the weight of their words. Sometimes they’re just looking for a battle and you’ve ended up in the field. Either way, don’t go for the bait. When this happens, you decide to address the issue or simply leave it alone.
By addressing the issue, you can highlight the offense head-on and educate someone else in the process. They may not know that what they said was insensitive and just needed someone to shine a light. You can pick your battles and just leave it alone. Don’t waste your brain space. People cannot be taught and you don’t have to be the sacred, educational representative to emphasize their wrongdoings. You don’t have to respond and just move on.
As much as I wished there was, there is no specific barometer for knowing when to jump in versus letting it slide. The barometer is the one you create based on your own values. You decide when to stand up for yourself. You also decide when you’re bigger than some petty words. Know your ethics and you will know the way.
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Each week, I take a tip from Lois P. Frankel’s book, Nice Girls Still Don’t Get the Corner Office, and explore how each of these tips affect myself and other women in similar positions on the road to becoming the women we want to be. There are far and few between who are a few steps behind me, and many more who are far advanced. I found that Lois P. Frankel’s advice applied to novice, intermediates, and experts alike. It helped me see that I was already doing right, served as a reminder to keep on doing what I was doing and how to keep that momentum going. The book also showed me areas where I could improve, and gave realistic tips to jump on board. There are a total of 133 tips, and explore one tip per week in a program I call: 133 Weeks to Success.
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