Have you ever found yourself in a heated discussion or serious gossip session with a friend (or stranger even), getting truly worked up by the subject matter and feeling the pit of annoyance in your stomach start to bubble up until you’re ready to erupt?
After a valiant effort to keep your opinion to yourself, you simply cannot hold it in any longer and the words “I don’t mean to be rude, but…” fall out of your mouth.
Let’s be honest for one hot minute. When you say “I don’t mean to be [rude, aggressive, offensive, etc.], you mean to be just that, but you don’t want to be perceived as such.Continue reading
Picking someone’s brain.
We’ve all asked this of someone before or, at the very least, considered it.
Whether you’re venturing into uncharted territory and looking for guidance, or seeking validation on your current business model, there’s always that one industry leader’s opinion you would kill for.
You want to reach out to them, but you don’t want to be one of those ask-holes (get it? I’m witty!) who comes screaming out of the woodwork demanding their time and attention.
The people we look up to most also tend to be the busiest. They have commitments and their own businesses to run. While they are often more than happy to mentor the less experienced, there is an etiquette to follow. Continue reading
“Why would you ever use that as your profile picture?”
There wasn’t even a trace of sarcasm or concern in her question. It was pure horror. I might as well have been climbing up her chair trying to eat her brain.
“What do you mean? It isn’t a bad picture. I like it.”
We were discussing my choice to use the picture to the left out of all of the beautiful photos from the shoot Melissa Mullen did during my last visit home as my avatar on multiple social profiles.
“You have so many other pictures that look so much better. You aren’t making some weird stupid face.”Continue reading