Being Rude Can Save Your Life
Being rude can save your life.
Have you ever been in a situation where your Spidey Senses went off because somebody invaded your personal space and made you feel uncomfortable?
It’s easy to doubt yourself in this situation because we’ve been told not to be rude.
However, being assertive and protecting yourself is never rude.
Being rude can keep you safe.
Assertive doesn’t mean you’re rude.
The Struggle Is Real
I’ve been in your shoes.
I know what it feels like to have your personal space invaded.
I used to live in the southside of Chicago, and I can tell you some cringe-worthy stories.
I needed to learn how to protect myself the hard way, in the moment.
You don’t have to.
You’re Not Responsible For Other Peoples’ Feelings
As women, we’ve been taught from an early age being assertive is rude and being polite is expected.
We are taught to suppress our feelings in order to make others comfortable.
We place others’ feelings above your own.
This is the problem.
This ends now!
Criminals Aren’t Committed; Use Their Weakness
The moment you let someone cross your physical boundary, you non-verbally communicate you give them permission to be there.
You can’t defend a boundary you aren’t aware of.
You need to discover and become very clear on where your own personal boundaries are.
No one else can decide where your personal safety zone exists.
Find it. Set it. Protect it.
Being Assertive is Like a Muscle; It Gets Stronger With Practice
The first time you protect you personal safety zone will feel uncomfortable.
Practice makes permanent.
Predators are looking for an opportunity to strike.
They don’t want to be hurt or identified.
Defending your boundaries denies their desires and protects yours.
“No” is a full and complete sentence.
Your power lies here.
Protect your boundary.
Guard your personal safety zone.
I know this feels overwhelming.
I am here to build you up and help you become a Warrior Woman.
I had to learn the hard way, you don’t.
You can learn the skills you need to protect and defend yourself and your family, and not fall prey to individuals who wish to hurt you.
With awareness and a few basic skills you can become your own hero.