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Whew...I thought it was just me!

posted Feb 1, 2016, 4:00 PM by Suzette Vearnon   [ updated Feb 1, 2016, 4:01 PM ]
While I don't rejoice in another's shortcomings, I am relieved that I'm not the only person who has made an Email Marketing mistake (or two...okay 10).  Despite my sincerest efforts to make sure every T is crossed and I is dotted, without fail, after I press publish I see a mistake.  Either the auto-correct feature has spun my words into something unrecognizable or a link doesn't work or, like in the case of my last online workshop, I said "Create You Own" instead of "Create Your Own."  How embarrassing!

Sage Lavine and Geoffrey Laughton both owned their embarrassing moments today! Neither of them know me, but they have become my shero and hero!  

Sage's embarrassing moment was throwing up while launching her new program for workshop leaders.  Geoffrey's was having a registration link for a summit that took folks to the wrong page.  These are folks who have been in the game a lot longer than me. Yet, they made mistakes and owned it.  

Sure, they could have made someone or something else the scapegoat but they didn't. They squared their shoulders (metaphorically speaking) and stood in their humanity. Brene Brown, whose Ted Talk about vulnerability made her a rock star, would be proud of their courage.  They had a face-down-in-the-arena moment but wiped the dirt off their faces and stood tall. They have earned brownie points with me!