I know what it’s like to be overlooked and ignored. I don’t just “remember” what it’s like. I’m overlooked and ignored still today…. but it’s way different.
TRUTH: At EVERY NEW stage of growth, you are entering into a new entrepreneurial eco-system… a new playing field… a new sphere of influence… AND IN THIS NEW WORLD, YOU ARE AN UNKNOWN.
You walk in the new girl.
A few will embrace you.
A few will hate you.
But MOST will ignore you.
So, what’s a girl boss to do? Sit around and complain about being ignored? About how hard it is to make a name for yourself? About how you DESERVE to be where someone else is standing?
Oh, please…. you’re better than that.
And, what’s more, you ALREADY know how to ROCK… how to make your own way… and how to go from being overlooked to over-booked.
So, the question is…. in this NEW world that you’ve found yourself in — because you’re always growing, always taking new ground — how long will you ACCEPT new girl status? How long will you TOLERATE being ignored?
How long will “being overlooked” be acceptable to you… BEFORE YOU DO WHAT YOU KNOW TO DO AND BECOME UN-FREAKING-DENIABLE?
How long will you putter around before you rise up and become SEEN and HEARD?
How long will you stay on “good girl” behavior, fitting into the crowd, pushing down your own message, speaking with your INSIDE voice?
Here’s the truth… you KNOW you can’t sustain this “easy to ignore” facade for very long. You KNOW this. You’ve tried this. Eventually, you DO crack… in the most beautiful of ways. A small crack appears in your facade and it all comes out from there.
And suddenly, just like all the other times, you are SEEN as the INFLUENCER, as the ROCK STAR, as the MESSENGER you are. Suddenly, everyone sees your light and is drawn to it.
Still, some will embrace you.
Still, some will hate you.
But EVERYONE will know you’d been there.
So, are you REALLY sick of being overlooked and ignored? If so, you already know what to do. SHED that normal girl attire and reveal your SUPER HERO self. Let ’em see. Use your OUTSIDE voice and shout your message. REFUSE to be ignored.
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