Leveling Up

I had my first real hater email today over pricing. One of those where someone tried to shame me kind of emails. I truly felt sad for her and I chose to ignore her message. I don’t think for one minute she wanted my help, she just wanted to be angry at me.

Years ago, my inner people-pleaser (who had way too much control in my life) would have mulled this over for hours, if not days. I may have tried to prove myself to this angry person and justify my fee. The same one that many others have paid without question I may add.

I may have doubted myself, my value and what I offer. Perhaps even considered lowering it.

Instead, I popped on my go-to song, for moments just like this, “Shake it Off” by Taylor Swift and sang along loud and proud.

A few moments into the song my daughter walked in and caught me in my Taylor sing along. So, of course, I had to tell her why, after the song was over. Without skipping a beat she said, “guess you’ve leveled up Mom, Congratulations on your hater”.

Gosh, I love her wisdom.

And the wisdom of the talented Taylor Swift.

And the haters gonna hate, hate, hate, hate, hate
Baby, I’m just gonna shake, shake, shake, shake
I shake it off, I shake it off

Watch for yourself here and join me in shaking off the haters