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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