Just Say “No” Already

Inner Bitch Quotes:

“Bitch, please! Trust your instincts. That funny feeling in the pit of your stomach when you’re about to say ‘yes’ to some insane request for your time and energy is your Inner Bitch trying to get your attention.”

“Your Inner Bitch Knows: Sometimes the only thing some people can hear is a good, strong ‘no.’

Of course, individual people vary across a spectrum. However, female socialization and expectations tend to make us all people pleasers. I hate conflict and used to routinely avoid confrontation, especially of the emotional kind. I have sworn to listen to the pit of my stomach when evaluating work and dating/friendship situations, but I am still working on that when it comes to sales pitches (advertising, promotions, discount sales) and purchasing commitments. I could (and do) blame that on our consumer culture, but I know I’ve felt and failed to heed a “funny feeling” and had trouble making “No!” stick. 2 out of 3 ain’t bad, but I’m going to put in more work.