Standing Up For Myself
This is a two-part blog post. Part 1 is here.
Standing up for myself has helped me big time…. part 2.
When I was in High School I had this basketball coach and there was another player on the team who was pretty good, and had a very pushy mom.
And I believe (although I don’t know this for a fact), that my teammate’s mom had “gotten to him” and pressured him to Start this other player over me.
So he called me into his office and asked me what I wanted to do. So me being the nice person said, “go ahead and start her over me if you think that’s what’s best, coach”.
He was giving me an opportunity to stand up for myself ad and I Lost it! I gave it away to someone who didn’t deserve it.
So I played my final year of basketball NOT STARTING even though I was the better player.
And it was TORTURE!!!
I remember celebrating after my last game because it was such a tough time for me.
I had the opportunity to stand up and say “NO, I am a better player and I deserve to start and she doesn’t. Period!”
Standing Up To Avoid Financial Catastrophe
Fairly recently, We were in another business situation where one of the officers in our company was not cooperating, so we had to stand up for ourselves from a legal perspective.
We had to remove him as an officer, and as a director, in addition, we had to get court orders in order to seize rents that were being mis-handled.
We had to do this in order to salvage what we could financially. And it was hard because we basically had to stand up to him and protect ourselves.
If you find yourself in a situation where you feel the need to speak up and stand up against something that is just not right.
Maybe you are seeing theft happening in the workplace, or maybe you have a customer or even a boss acting inappropriately, I encourage you to take a stand.
The more you do this, it will get easier and easier and will serve you well in life.
See you next time,