Problogger asked his Twitter followers if they were to write a last post ever, what would it be about. I was late to the whole thing, so I read it backwards from (this is paraphrasing by the way)…what’s keeping you from writing your “last post”, to, thank you all for your titles, they sound great and some of them really need to be written, to, if all of you were to write your “last post” what would the title be, what would it be about?
Reading things backwards seems to be a trend. So on the spot I decided my last post ever on MouthyGirl.com would be this, “Nobody’s Bitch”. Got a nice ring to it right? Say it to yourself, “I’m NOBODY’S Bitch!” Now say it with conviction! “I’m NOBODY’S Bitch!”
Now say it like you mean it. “I’M NOBODY’S BITCH!”
Didn’t that feel good? Great. Because you’re not. Anybody’s. Bitch.
Yeah it comes off vulgar, and I know many variations of this that are much worse, so trust me that’s nothing. Today we’re going to talk about being assertive and standing up for yourself.
First things first, stop saying yes to everything. Say No. Even if it’s a small No, say No. Next, stop being pushed into things you don’t want to do, don’t feel obligated. Be reasonable with this.
Understandably there will be times you have to do something you don’t really want to do, that’s just life, but ultimately, you’re nobody’s bitch, so don’t behave that way.
Next let’s talk about being assertive and sounding more like you mean business. I can thank a local newscast last night for this information.
When you speak, speak with authority, not doubt. And sit or stand up straight when you speak so that your delivery isn’t hindered by your appearance. Look like you mean business and people will pay attention to you.
Finally, don’t end your sentences with a question. I myself am super guilty of this, I end almost every sentence with, “you know?” I’m confident that it annoys the crap out of people. But I’ve done that for a long time, it insures I’m being heard, but from today forward people…you either listen or you don’t. If you don’t, you might miss something.
Go forth, be your own Bitch!