There’s no better confirmation that you’re in the right place than scheduling your tour at the same time as an old friend you haven’t seen in years. Welcome to Pastel, new members (and old friends) Kris, Carrie and Rachel!
Today I’m missing speaking on a panel because I’m sick. I’m not dying, just a cold. J U S T a cold. See how I’m judging myself there? But it took 3 people to convince me to call the organization and back out. ⠀ ⠀ It’s so hard to say “no” because we don’t want to disappoint. We don’t want to be known for not following through. We don’t want to seen as weak, or worse, faking it. ⠀ ⠀ But say “no” is OK!⠀ ⠀ Here are some reasons on why it’s ok to say “no” from @lifehackorg:⠀ ⠀ 1. You don’t owe anybody anything.⠀ ⠀ Contrary to popular opinion, you are not really obligated to do something to someone.⠀ ⠀ Life isn’t a day in the office where you have all these obligations to distract you and make you feel busy. It’s an enriching and satisfying adventure that you have to tackle in order to be productive and fulfilled.⠀ ⠀ 2. You can never control everybody’s opinion of you.⠀ ⠀ Whatever you do, whatever you say, people will judge you either fairly or harshly. Don’t sweat this small thing. Don’t let it ruin your day.⠀ ⠀ 3. You’re the only one who can really identify your priorities in life.⠀ ⠀ Your happiness will be made up of the choices that you make in life. If you’re not sure about something, say no to it. If you’re hesitant because you know deep inside your heart that you’re not too thrilled about the idea, say no.⠀ ⠀ 4. You’re your number one citizen.⠀ ⠀ A lot of people ignore this fact but it still is true: you are the person who is going to be mostly affected by the decisions you make in your life. If you decide to do something and fail to follow through, you’re the one who’s going to be most stressed.⠀ ⠀ 5. Life moves on.⠀ ⠀ Life flows, it moves and it progresses whether you say no or not. You can spend the rest of your life hurrying, fast-tracking and running around because you say yes all the time…⠀ ⠀ Or you can spend your life relaxing, moving at a gentle pace and savoring every minute because you say no to the things that don’t really matter.⠀ It’s your call. Live the life you want! Make your own destiny. It can all start if you realize that it’s okay to say no.
If you’re not pissed today then you’re clearly not paying attention. Women, we can do better than this. Educate yourself and f*ing WOMAN UP for your gender. #womanup #wecandobetter
#Repost @renegadecraft ・・・ Believe Women. Art by @kelcitillman
A big thank you to all the Inforum and Pastel members who came to the @inforum_mi connection Wednesday night! It was wonderful to see our so many driven ladies connecting and sharing. ⠀❤️ ⠀ We heard so many women chatting about their entrepreneurial “origin stories” or workplace stories from employees. Through sharing we found common ground and inspiration. ⠀❤️ ⠀ Thank you to Susan Schmidt from Grant, Milliman and Johnson for sponsoring the amazing food by @_thymeandhoney_! ❤️