A few years ago, one of my mentors told me to stop apologizing so much in the workplace. At first, I was offended, because I thought I was being polite; but looking back--that was one of the best pieces of career advice I’ve ever received! For a week, I counted how many times I said, “I’m sorry,” and I said it so much, I wanted to put a muzzle over my mouth. I noticed the men in my office were rarely apologetic for voicing their point of view. As women--why do we feel the need to explain ourselves or apologize for voicing our opinions? Part of being confident is owning your actions and being authentic!
Here are three videos that do a great job of reminding us to stay strong, confident, and not to participate in a culture that encourages women to feel ashamed of speaking up and owning it!
: http://videos.nymag.com/video/Inside-Amy-Schumer-I-m-Sorry#c=8680372DVZQXJ0MY&t='Inside Amy Schumer': I'm Sorry