When it’s good to be “inappropriate”
Last month I was tagged for “inappropriate content” by several email unsubscribers when I shared about my big wake-up call around racial injustice, confronting my white privilege and owning that I’m here to keep doing the work necessary to end racial oppression.
A former Rebecca would have cratered with the sting of someone saying that something I wrote was “inappropriate.”
The here-and-now Rebecca, however, was emboldened by it. The clarity of their actions actually helped me strengthen my voice and gave me energy to keep going. I thank them for this gift!
And I got far more positive responses to my email that also let me know that the people I AM here to connect with, serve and support loved and appreciated what I had to say.
So, somebody doesn’t like what you’re saying? Good.
You turn someone off with your opinion? Good.
They ignore you, go away or unsubscribe? Good.
Keep going. Be bold. Be present. Be in your truth.
YOUR people will love you even more for it.
And use these two questions to clarify and AMPLIFY your leadership voice even more:
1) What about the world really angers you, frustrates you, and/or totally pisses you off?
2) What do you believe in unequivocally and passionately with ALL your heart, especially something that you see that other people don’t see or get?
These aren’t one-and-done questions. These are ones to keep asking yourself as you grow and evolve as a business owner, a leader, and a powerful feminine voice to be reckoned with!
Keep asking, keep receiving answers, and then keep sharing your perspective with your tribe–the people who love you and who you’re here to uniquely serve.
Dare to be inappropriate.