You don't have to be a yes-girl to be liked.
You don't have to sacrifice relationships to speak your truth.
You CAN ask for (and receive) what you really want.
Rebels are trailblazers, unapologetically leaving dust in their path, without care for rules, traditions, and societal conformities. They say and do what they want and are committed to their personal missions. Sounds freeing, bad-ass and exciting! Time to get that skull tattoo and a Harley! But wait! There's a catch:
Rebelliousness alone can come at a steep price: A life of feeling lonely, angry, and misunderstood.
Rebels tend to have a chip on their shoulders, have something to prove, are motivated by “I’ll show you!” even at the expense of their own wellbeing. They speak their minds, oftentimes without considering others’ feelings, which can lead to creating conflict and unintentionally burning bridges. They can feel as though no one “gets” them and can experience challenges in relationships, jobs, finances, and family. Not an optimal life experience!
On the other end of the spectrum lies the Polite People-Pleasers.
People-Pleasers learned early on that being quiet, good little girls yields appreciation, praise, gifts, love, friendships and at the very least...avoiding punishment. They don’t cause waves. They don’t make a fuss. They’re team players, hovering beneath the radar and fueled by pats on the back for their good deeds and flexibility. Sounds nice, but you probably can guess... there is a catch!
Politeness alone can come at a steep price: A life of playing small, holding back, and burning out.
Over time, hiding your truth for fear of rocking the boat or inconveniencing others can manifest as overwhelm, exhaustion, resentment, frustration, depression, anxiety, insomnia, financial stress, chronic hoarseness/sore throats, and a whole array of other physical dis-eases. Also not an optimal life experience!
Introducing the Polite Rebel. This is where individuality and compassion meet in the authentic middle.
"Before Polite Rebel Training, I didn't know how to stand up for myself. I was completely drained. After only 4 weeks, Sherri helped me gain the courage to make some major changes in my life that I'd been scared to make for 7 years. I've learned how to make my inner wisdom the authority, and use the tools she gave me to communicate in a way that gets my needs met. I'm feeling more like myself with each week of the program. Thank you, Sherri!"
"I don’t know how you do it but you pose the perfect questions to think about. Because of Polite Rebel Training, I've gotten so clear on some things that I’ve definitely been “drifting” on, I've learned how to express myself with confidence and I've even raised my rates! Thank you again! You’re amazing! "
"My life is more free, more rich, and more joyful than ever before. My thinking has changed which has led to improvements at work and even with my marriage. This is just the start and Sherri's gentle yet inspiring approach is just what I need to live the best life I can."