I can’t believe the number of times I have been asked to dumb myself down (just this week alone), for the sake of other people’s lack of courage, lack of abilities, lack of whatever. WTF. I’m not their baby sitter, if they have no balls, they have no balls.
A male fellow entrepreneur asked me not to comment on a subject at hand, as it will stop others from commenting. My response to him was: So be it, if business owners can’t stand for themselves, they shouldn’t be in business!
On top of that, he told me that I am the matriarch of the group! So my gender and my age have also come into play in this. So I should totally just shut up, stay in the kitchen and wait for death to come get me.
This was just one example.
It is hard to please everyone, so I’m not even going to try. What I can do for everyone and myself is to speak for what I believe to be right, and make adjustments as we go along. We all make mistakes. I am not perfect, but don’t tell me to shut up so that others do not feel bad about themselves, or feel intimidated.
So to all of you who have asked me to dumb myself down, thank you+ but f**k off.
+you have inspired me to write on topics such as what it is like to be a female entrepreneur, a leader…..