Wave your flag today and put your mark in the ground. Your hard work and accomplishments are being challenged by others who have not earned the right to be where you are. So make sure those who need to know, are aware of what you have done for them and what areas you preside over. Don’t allow others to push you around simply because you’re nice and respectful. There are times when you do need to show that same kindness and particularly the same respect to yourself too.
It’s ok to show respect toward others as long as you’re not doing at your own expense. You are equally important and valuable as anyone else. If you don’t remember that, and act accordingly, how will anyone else see you in the same light. You don’t have to fight back with anger or vengeance. But sometimes it’s helpful to remind others of the hard work you’ve done for them, how you’ve made them look good in their position and what area you have carved out or the domain you have been given management over. Stand up for what you have achieved and don’t let others try to undermine it. You’ve earned it!
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