Trying to please everyone is a horrible habit. Really it is. And it’s a habit that I think I’m often party to. My kids, my husband, my family, my cleaning lady, the nanny. Yep. I’m a pleaser because I just want everyone to be happy, and sometimes it’s to the detriment of myself. Now I don’t think it’s a bad thing to want to make other people happy. But it’s about a balance and I’m trying to train myself to find that balance. If it’s something I don’t want, I need to say so. For someone who is so vocal I am exceedingly bad at saying what I want sometimes.

And so if I tell you that no, this is where I want to eat dinner, or yes, I really want to meet there, or no, I don’t have time to have coffee and talk about your business idea that you’ll never start, please pardon me, because I’m really trying to just please myself every once in a while. If that’s ok with you of course, please, thank you, ma’am.