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This is my “AARGH I F’D UP PLEASE FORGIVE ME” face. Which you would have seen on Facebook on Friday, if you’re a part of my “Social PR Posse” group. Because I’d inadvertently sent an email to some of my peeps that should have gone to some OTHER of my peeps, and I was totally TOTALLY freaking out. Because ZOMG HOW COULD I MAKE THIS MISTAKE???!!! As it turns out: quite easily. Because contrary to my greatest expectations, turns out I’m human. Fortunately for me, many of my peeps reminded me of this. I quote Shonna:
“You are clearly a strong bad-ass accomplished woman. So, you are human? Ok. You’ve made a well deserved name for yourself. Snafu totally accepted!”(Shonna, I can’t TELL you how kind and awesome you are. xoxoxo) Three days later I’m STILL beating myself up over it, because that’s what I do. But I’m trying
hard to let it go because, as Shonna pointed out … I’m only human. And in the grand scheme of things, this is a very VERY small thing for me to get worked up about. I share this because I think there are MANY of you who are like me: who try so hard to do just the best they can, all day, every day. So when you F up, it takes on monumental proportions … even though it needn’t. Forgive yourself. It’s ok. Remember: Your “meh” work on an average day is probably better than 97% of your peers’ “great” work on their best day. How do I know/why do I say this?
Simple. Because otherwise you wouldn’t be here, hanging out with me.Have a super rest of your weekend. And if you haven’t yet, sign up for my Social PR Masterclass on Tuesday. Hopefully I won’t F up, but if I do, we can all be in it together. xoxo