The Things Every Lady Needs To Know
Posted on May 29, 2018   |   Etiquette
Etiquette Tip: Be Tolerant and Accepting

Try not to judge others too quickly. If you are curious about something, ask someone, you may be surprised and learn something new! Try to be empathetic to someone’s situation or choices even though they may not reflect your own. If you do not agree with someone’s choices try not to insult him or her or put them down. Of course, if something is unlawful or harming someone else you will want to speak up! We must celebrate everyone’s uniqueness as we are in this life together!

Posted on March 16, 2018   |   Etiquette
Etiquette Tip: Compliment At least One Person Each Day:

Everyone loves a good compliment; but make it sincere and specific: you never want to fake admiration. Be in the moment, look them in the eye and smile too! It is amazing how you could be the one to change someone’s day by telling them their shirt is nice, or that you love their shoes, you thought they gave a great speech at school, or how much you enjoyed a specific part of a meal to the cook. Don’t always compliment someone on their appearance; while it is nice to have someone point out these things, people don’t only want to be judged for the way they look. People love to be complimented on their passions! Try and find something you like about a person, and let them know. We all have bad days, and we never know what people we may see at school, our family members or strangers are going through. The good nature of a compliment makes people feel seen and heard and it’s encouraging to someone to pay a compliment forward as well. It will also uplift your self-esteem to see someone smile- and sometimes they will express their gratitude in the kudos you kindly gave them.

Posted on October 24, 2018   |   Etiquette
Etiquette Tip: Replace “I’m sorry” with “Thank you”

The word sorry tends to be overused in our society, and as women especially, we have been conditioned to be overly apologetic and accommodating. Often times sorry’s aren’t even sincere, as it tends to be reactionary and habitual. Obviously there are times in which “sorry” is the only logical response, but it isn’t necessary for the times we simply end up changing our minds about something, or having to reschedule plans with a friend. Challenge yourself to start replacing “I’m sorry” with “thank you”— it shows that you have acknowledged your role in the situation and whether or not it may have inconvenienced anyone, while expressing appreciation for their willingness to adjust. For example, the next time you may be running late to a meeting, replace “sorry I’m late” with “thank you for waiting on me.” Gratitude is key! It is such a positive and empowering force that will only bring good into your life. Save those sorry’s only for when they’re truly needed!

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