Have you ever felt like a fraud or been afraid that you would be found out? This is a fear that so many women have and it's called the Imposter Syndrome. I had dealt with it for years and honestly, it kind of sucks.
Never think that you've wasted months or years in a relationship or a job or some other situation that didn't turn out the way you had hoped. You are always exactly where you are supposed to be. No experience is ever wasted.
So the next time something happens in a moment, you will stand up for yourself right away and you will avoid confrontation in the future because you will learn how to communicate in the present. That's what it takes to stand up for yourself: avoiding confrontation and communicating in the present.
So every once in a while, make that decision and remind yourself to have your own back. Then crank a song that hits you in the depths of your soul, and step out into the world to continue glowing and growing like only you can.
As we, like the puppy, practice the art of stepping into our fears and repeatedly standing in the fire of challenges and opportunities that we might prefer to avoid, our capacity to face into the unfaceable grows and deepens.
You are making a grave mistake anytime you allow generational stereotypes to affect how you treat your employees. Yet, companies often make wholesale changes based solely upon what they assume younger workers want.
Dressing someone down via email is tempting because it's easy -- you have plenty of time to dream up daggers that strike straight to the heart, and you lack the inhibition that's present when the recipient is staring you in the face.