PODCAST: Check Yourself Before You Wreck Yourself
Our podcast is like a best friend - it's conversations we've been having for so many years that we're now sharing with all of you. Although we can get crazy and go off the rails, we do talk a lot about business and we reflect on where we've come from, how we got here and our goals for the future. Everything we say can be related to any kind of relationship whether you're listening as a business owner, entrepreneur, mom, wife or friend. In this week's episode, we talk about making mistakes and the importance of exposing your weaknesses and knowing when and how to apologize. We also share some eye-opening situations we've experienced. In some cases, we’ve had to swallow our balls, and other times, we’ve needed to speak up when something didn't feel right.
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TOP QUOTES FROM THIS PODCAST:
I believe I was one of these people who was afraid of the "no," but now we get so many "no's" that we’ve become comfortable with "no" really fast. Because we've never been on this trail that's easy, we like the uncomfortable versus the comfortable.
There have been multiple times when we've entered into a partnership and the brand changes the original ask. We could have walked from those contracts but we always finish on top and people would say we finish last because we swallow our balls, we swallow our pride, and we'll do what we need to do. Being difficult is not worth our reputation. We pride ourselves on showing up and doing well, so when we work with difficult people, we carry on, we deliver and then we move on and don't look back.
To be an entrepreneur, you have to be able to check yourself regularly. You have to be able to keep going and move forward, but you also need a lot of self-reflection because there are going to be times when something isn't working and you need to re-evaluate.
People are afraid to be wrong, but what's the worst thing that can happen if you're wrong? Just admit to it and fix it. If you apologize for being wrong, people can't fight you on that. Exposing your weakness and apologizing can often get you further when you're working with other people.
You can have a loud, strong voice, and it doesn't have to be rude. This goes for our daughters, our children, people who have business partners or bosses: you don't just have to go along with things. Sometimes you have to swallow your balls, but if something isn't right and you know better, you are allowed to speak up. Lose the attitude and just place the information down. Not only will you gain respect from the people around you, but you'll make yourself proud.
If you ever fuck up with your kids, apologize. If they don't see you apologize, they're never going to apologize.
If you want to be a good entrepreneur, you have to get good at building relationships. If you’re really smart but you’re an a**hole, you'll fail. So keep this in mind, moms - if you have a kid who is a genius at relationships but not great at school, they're probably going to be successful.
Sometimes the world lets you make small mistakes to prevent you from making bigger ones later. And that's very kind of the world, to test you a little bit on something small. It gives you a whisper and you can either choose to listen to that whisper or forget it.
Mistakes are things you regret and eye-openers are things that give you perspective into a situation.
If you want to understand yourself, you have to listen to the feelings within you that either feel gross, uncomfortable, awkward, happy. Don't shut those feelings out, listen to them.
In life and in relationships, make sure you understand that you can be wrong and you're not a bad person. You can fuck up and you're not a bad person. You can fail and you're not a bad person.
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