I am not a prude; however, I do have standards, my own code to live and work by.
I don’t like the hardcore swearing, either. I will use hell or damn once in a while, sure. But B, F, and MF words are not a daily part of my language usage; they degrade and downgrade not only my intelligence, but I feel yours, as well. There are better and more appropriate verbs and nouns out there; the English dictionary is filled with them!
There are pages on Facebook that contain photo quotes I really love, but haven’t shared due to the title of the page. I’m sorry; it’s just how I’m reacting right now to the bullying issue this country is experiencing. In all reality, politicians on all sides are making me a bit crazy! Talk about having issues!!
I was teased and bullied as a kid by teachers, other kids, classmates, and siblings. And then I grew up to be bullied and made to feel less than a human by even bigger kids and coworkers. If this hasn’t ever happened to you, then you are truly blessed—or lived in seclusion.
The other evening, I was feeling a bit unnerved with all of the complaining I was hearing either within my family or reading online posts or articles. Enough! I grabbed my phone and wrote a little ditty on my Facebook status.
Afterward, I had been feeling a little sheepish and guilty in what I said, so I decided to delete the post.
Well, apparently someone, one of my angels, had been looking out of for me because the post wasn’t anywhere to be found on my page! THANK YOU!
We are taught when younger to turn the other cheek, to ignore the sticks and stones that may break our bones; words, however, DO break something—our inner spirit, our self-worth. It takes a lifetime to get it all back; yet in some cases the worthy spirit never returns.
You may think you need a coach to use the tough words, to use the tough approaches to get you to perform, to act in a certain way. Let me be the first, perhaps, to tell you NO. YOU. DON’T!
All you need is the determination, dedication, and the desire to get what you want. These 3-D attributes cannot be taught; they live and breathe within you. If you need help bringing them to the surface, a good coach will be able to do that sans the ridicule, the name-calling, and the bullying.
(Tell-all moment: I do follow a couple coaches who are a bit rough around the edges and have bought into their programs; I highly respect them and have learned a lot; however, the emails they send at times makes me cringe a bit—enough to not buy what they’re selling at the moment.)
I’d love to hear your experience with the tough ‘n rough coach or if you are one, share why you feel you must be that way.
To your success,
“You don't lead by hitting people over the head-that's assault, not leadership.”~Dwight David Eisenhower
Peggy Lee Hanson, personal transition guide and mentor, is expert at compassionately helping those suffering loss of any proportion, especially through unemployment. Using proven strategies and support, she teaches how to move quickly and easily through current or impending life-changing moments so that you can have the life you are meant -- and deserve -- to live.
PeggyLee is a Speaker, Best-selling author on Amazon.com, Certified Dream Coach® & Group Leader®, Trained True Purpose Coach®, and CEO and Founder of MyDreamArchitect.com, a subsidiary of Personal Transition Guidance, LLC. Also, Peggy Lee has co-facilitated mastermind groups and appeared as a regular columnist for online communities. She is a member of Toastmasters International.
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