We’ve all woken up in the middle of the night with the perfect, pithy response to the infuriating comment casually tossed our way earlier that day. And we’ve all been called “sweetheart” (or something worse) in school or on the job, where we don’t have total freedom in how to respond.
This Bullish Blog Network topic – in which bullicorns-who-blog give their takes on a common theme – is “magic words” for tough situations.
On that score, see Jen’s:
- Bullish: Seven Sentences to Boost Your Career and Life (Note: The “It’s not possible” one has been generating good results for years, based emails ladies have been sending in response.)
- Bullish on The Muse: 6 Ways to Shut Down Sexist Comments at Work
And without further ado, here are some suggestions from our outspoken bullicorns to help you say what needs said:
K.D. Shives – Three Magic Phrases for Graduate Students
“Can we clarify the expectations for this project?” Life will be so much easier in graduate school if you actually know what is expected of you.
Lula at LulaVida.com – Magical Thinking for a Bullish Life
For me personally, my catchall magical phrase is JUST DO IT! Definitely a snappy response for a Bullish life.
Melissa at The Live Poets Society— Magic Words, Money and the Roswell Award at Sci-Fest LA
Frugality has always been my double-edged sword. I can squeeze pennies like a champ, but when I think back on my life, I’m ashamed of some of the things I did to save money.
Jamie at On Believing and Asking – How to Negotiate Like a Pop Star
You don’t need multi-platinum albums or millions of Twitter followers to negotiate with deference, kindness and grit. You can be an underdog negotiating with a behemoth.