Kindness wins – always

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I get really upset when I find out people have been talking about me behind my back. 😞

I know I’m not alone in this.

I’m only human after all. 

But recently, I’ve had it happen quite a bit.

The trigger stems back to my secondary school days.

One of my friends would ask me what I thought of “X” friend.

She’d confide in me how she felt and I’d confide in her back.

The truth is, I wanted her to like me. 

I thought if I joined in with this shared feeling, she would.

She’d then go and tell “X” friend “Sarah said this about you”.

And the whole group of girls would turn on me and confront me on it. 😫

It was awful and my trust in groups of women was something I took into my adult life.

It’s a wonder then that I’m now leading a large group of women, but I guess it shows my growth as a person. 🤔

And my desire for things to change. 👯‍♀️ 

Both in the way we are treated and the way that we treat each other.

It’s NO surprise then that when I was faced with a group of brokers using a still of my face on TV as the subject of a post to spark venom I was triggered. 🫣‼️

Who shared together how they wanted to throw things at the TV 📺 and had to turn it off in the end. Among other distasteful things. 

And it hasn’t been the only thread that’s been created about me or this company. 

We’ve even had fake reviews from fake clients which we’re looking into. 

Initially, I decided to ignore it. 

I have more important things to focus on. 

But this week I’m attending an industry event, and for the first time in a long time I actually have concerns about going. 😞

Not only do I feel under attack behind the scenes, but I don’t know who I can trust in that room.

And on top of that I am pregnant 🤰 Which adds another layer of vulnerability. 

So, to the brokers who started the posts – shame on you.

To the brokers who joined in and said awful things – it says more about you than it says about me. 

To the brokers (mostly female) who defended me when we’ve never even spoken – thank you for overriding our conditioning and supporting me from afar. 🤗 

And to those of you are who are currently joining in on discussing another person, whether they’re on TV or not – just remember there is a human at the end of it all. 

Another person with their own story. Their own triggers.

It doesn’t help you to bash them. ‼️

And it definitely doesn’t make people like you more.

Kindness wins – always. 🙏🏻

So take that thought into your day today. ✨

Since I shared this on my LinkedIn page, I’m blown away by the amount of support and love that’s been shown to me in this post – THANK YOU FROM THE BOTTOM OF MY HEART!!!!!! It really has lifted me more than you could imagine ✨🙏🏻✨

Sarah x