We all hate bullying but how often do you realise that you bully yourself?
Have you ever been asked to do something and that little inner voice says you’re not good enough? I have.
For years I told myself I couldn’t be as good as all the others in my profession. I tried to change myself into them like a chameleon and in the process, I was the victim of bullying too. In my first job, when I was 16 years old, a manager bullied me and I didn’t stand up to him. It made me to become even quieter than I was. It caused me to never get promotion. The thought of three interviewers staring at me terrified me. Not a surprise really that I never got promotion, even though I was amazing at my job.
So how can we learn to overcome those bullies including the ones within?
Now I have set those bullies free, I have no intention of inviting them back in. I know it’s a journey and along the way they’ll try to get in through any slight crack in the door but what I do know is...
... I am me and love me for being me, I can politely close that door and watch the bullies walk away.
The next blog is all about C for confidence.
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