Stop guessing, Knowledge is Power When You’re a #womaninbusiness

BUSY Woman in Business

Lately, I apologize every time I pop over here…so I’m not going to say I’m sorry today.

PLUS, women should not ever say sorry when conducting business.

It’s bad for our image and perpetuates weakness. That is a discussion for another time and place, but it is a proven fact.

This week, I shipped my sixth fiction book off to the editor, fought a nasty head cold, survived a day-off school for my kids and cooked dinner twice. Believe me, I’m not bragging. It was a pretty epic week for me…in fact, when I went to sleep, I couldn’t believe I’d done all that I had.

WHY?

BECAUSE there was a ton of stuff I didn’t do, and not because I didn’t want to. Rather, I wasn’t the best person to do it.

I write, blog, and write more. That’s what I know how to do.

I network, make contacts, and host online parties. I know how to do all of that too. And I do it well.

Certain things, I don’t know. What do I do in this case?

I EDUCATE myself how to do them.

And if I can’t, I seek an expert.

 

There is power in not knowing, admitting we don’t know, and seeking education and help.

I firmly believe: Admitting we don’t know something is WAY smarter than guessing.

Guessing has no place in business, and when I guess…it is 98% sure to be a bad choice.

And no, we shouldn’t apologize, we should take ownership of our mistakes.

I guess we are going to have the discussion on saying I’m sorry.

PIGGY BANK of advice

You may say: What the heck do you know, Rachel?

I don’t think I need to credentials myself, but for starters, I’ve been doing this for a long time now. Woman in business stuff, and bottom line is:

If you don’t know your shit, get out of the kitchen.

Do you have experience with this?

Have you owned your mistakes and found ways to educate yourself to a better way?

Let’s get the discussion going –


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  • Haralee November 12, 2015, 8:11 PM

    I agree with hiring what you don’t know and finding an expert!

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