Don't Be Sorry for Believing in Yourself
by Terri Seymour
© 2003 Terri Seymour
Well folks, I have another message for you based on
things I have experienced this week. This is also a
lesson I have to keep reminding myself to live by.
First of all, I was asked to leave a discussion group
because the only messages I had posted for awhile
were a couple of welcome messages in which I had
invited the new members to visit MOE and utilize the
free info and resources. This was a group that was
99.9% chit chat which is great, but I could find no
posts that were in need of my help or advice and I
just didn't have the time to participate in the small
I actually was thinking of unsubbing for this very
reason when the owner did not allow my welcome
messages and politely asked me to leave accusing
me of this and that. I told her fine and then started
doing something we should not do.
I doubted myself and thought maybe I should do this
or maybe I shouldn't do that. But only for a moment!
A few years ago, this would have really upset me, but
I have grown enough to say, "Ok, that is her opinion
and she is allowed it, but I will not apologize for
doing business the way I do because I believe in
myself and in MOE!"
The second incident was when I had received a nice
email from a lady who subscribed to MOE and was
interested in my services. Great, I answered her and
asked her about her services and she replied saying
she would like to meet with me that day. I then sent
a time that I could meet and chat. She did not answer
or confirm in either way, so it being on a weekend, I
decided to spend the afternoon with my kids and take
them swimming to the lake.
I thought maybe she had something else to do and
just couldn't meet after all. I thought maybe she too,
was enjoying life.
Well, it turns out she made the appointment, but didn't
confirm with me so she waited for me. And of course,
I did not show because to me you need two people to
make and confirm an appointment. I sent my apologies,
( for the misunderstanding) to her but she still seemed
I politely told her, there was no appointment confirmed
and if I get a chance to spend time with my kids, I
take it. I would not and will not apologize for that!
I did, however, apologize for the misunderstanding,
which is all that it was. It happens!
We did talk it out and agreed to meet again. These
things happen and it is all up to you how you react to
the situation. You must not let inappropriate feelings
interfere with good business practice.
So, when these types of things happen to you, do not
apologize for being you and running your business the
way you feel is right. Definitely do apologize for the
misunderstanding or whatever it was that happened, but
do not apologize for something you did, if you did
nothing wrong. There is a difference. Do not be sorry
for believing in yourself.
Treat people with respect and courtesy and stick to
your guns! As long as you know you are doing what
is right, do not let anyone cause you to doubt yourself
or your integrity. Believe in yourself and keep doing
what is right!!
Terri Seymour owns and operates MyOwnEzine.com
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