We all have tough decisions to make about when to speak up and when to hold our thoughts. In this case, when I spoke up and defended my friend’s honor, I knew before I said anything there would be consequences from this verbal abuser. I also knew she would continue her attacks unless someone stood up to her. I was well aware of other stories of people crossing her and being banished forever from her social circles. But for me there was no option. I knew what was right… and I felt morally obligated to speak up and defend my friend who literally was innocent of all her lies and slander.

After this tense altercation, the circle of women broke apart although many of them approached me individually with a “thank you” for speaking up. Truth is, they felt the injustice that was taking place but were helpless to say or do anything about it. Many had business relationships with the “dentist” and really did not want to jeopardize them or be ostracized from her lavish parties.

I was aware of the internal dilemma of these women who chose not to speak up or even support me. I wasn’t upset with them, because I understand most people really do not want to be seen as being confrontational. Personally however, I don’t have a challenge with saying what I think or feel and if you’ve heard me speak or read my books you know this to be true. I believe the Truth will always set you free!

For me, the choice of speaking up to defend a good person and friend who was being publicly slandered versus the consequence of never being invited to certain parties in the future was a no brainer. I had to defend a good person. Will I miss the parties? Not really. I get invited to lots of parties. I clearly have no desire to attend the “slanderer’s” upcoming events – especially knowing that I am probably the next on her list!

What do you do when faced with possible punishment or social repercussions for speaking the truth? It is best to speak up in the most positive way possible. Don’t make it personal and never lower yourself to another person’s level if things go south. Speak from the perspective of personal experience. Keep in mind that nothing you can say or do usually changes anyone else’s mind.

Nothing beats being able to look at yourself in the mirror and know you have been honest and done the right thing at the right time.

So your point of power here is to remember everyday that you have the choice NOT to take things personally. People are who they are and always show their true colors through their actions and choice of words. Just be the best you can be and life will take care of itself. You will find that the right people, those who you are in alignment with and you want to spend your time and energy with will show up! I promise!

Magic and Love to you.
Lee

P.S If you are not aware of your Wealth Blind spot I can help you with that. Just finding out exactly what you have been thinking, believing or doing that has been unconsciously sabotaging you will shift your life and your income big time.

More on this coming soon!

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Lee Milteer is an Intuitive Business Coach, Best Selling Author, blogger, Award winning Professional Speaker, and TV Personality. She is the founder of the Millionaire Smarts® Coaching program for Entrepreneurs and is the author of eleven books and over a hundred audio and video programs. Lee is a regular guest on National TV and radio shows and has appeared as an Expert Guest on: CBS, NBC, ABC, FOX, CTV, QVC, PBS, and CNN.

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