Lately, something has happened to me.
When I used to tell stories or try to explain where I was coming from, I’d usually end my story with “I don’t know” or “I don’t know if that makes any sense.” And, without really knowing it, it always made me a little sad to be so excited to share an idea or feeling, and then have it always peter out a little at the end.
But then something happened. Recently, TWICE, I have shared something, an idea, a belief, an insight with someone. When I was done speaking, right at the point where I normally would’ve taken it back a little, I held my arm out to the side, held it up high, opened my fingers and said: “MIC DROP!”
I surprised myself, but it was amazing how much better it felt to put THAT punctuation on the end of a sentence/idea/story that I felt great about sharing. I didn’t have to finish by apologizing, AND I wasn’t waiting for approval from the other person to find out if it had merit. I already knew.
Try it, it’s fun!
I don’t do it for everything I say, because obviously sometimes I’m not sure, but for the really good stuff, the stuff I really, truly MEAN, yeah, just own it and drop the mic.
If you “Mic Drop” this week, let me know, I’d love to hear about it!