How Women Undermine Themselves with Words

Never before have I read an article that covers the topic of how women undermine themselves with words.

This eye-opening Goop interview with coach and author Tara Mohr breaks down exactly how women do this.  Guilty as charged.  Since reading it, I've been shocked at how many times I catch myself writing or speaking an unnecessarily softening "I'm sorry," "just," or "actually."

The Cliff's Notes are in the excerpt below, but ladies, it would be really great if you could just  drop everything and read the article.

The key big idea is this: Instead of using the self-diminishing qualifiers (just, actually, sorry but, I’m not sure but, etc.) so that you seem “nice,” communicate both your warmth and competence in a proactive, positive way.

That’s very different than trading off how competently you come across, in order to be seen as more likable - Tara Mohr

 

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Office Organizing Expert Kacy Paide loves to do what most people hate: organize offices & paper.

She works with folks who are desperate for a more functional, more beautiful, more inspiring office. Kacy has been a Professional Organizer since 2001 and has worked with over 500 clients. Call her crazy, but she loves a good mess and wants to fix yours. Learn her time-tested solutions in her eBook, The Inspired Office: Organize Your Life One Paper at a Time. Based in Silver Spring, MD, Kacy is nationally available for consulting & speaking.