Make Your Life Magnificent with Jackie + Mimi

Simply Say, "Thank You"

September 23, 2020 Make Your Life Magnificent with Jackie + Mimi Episode 37
Make Your Life Magnificent with Jackie + Mimi
Simply Say, "Thank You"
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Make Your Life Magnificent with Jackie + Mimi
Simply Say, "Thank You"
Sep 23, 2020 Episode 37
Make Your Life Magnificent with Jackie + Mimi

You’ve been working out like crazy, watching everything you eat, dropped 10 pounds, and feeling fabulous.  You see your friend at a BBQ she comments, “You lost weight, you look great!”  What should be a simple response from you turns into some self-deprecating, deflecting answer like, “I need to lose 10 more” or “Ugh, my butt is so flabby no matter what I do.” 

How about a simple “Thank you” for an answer?  

In this episode, we are going to explore the psychology around why we can’t just take the compliment and discuss the positive impact saying, “Thank you” can do to hold onto the warm, healthy energy being sent your way.

Keep in mind that NOT taking the compliment can:

  • Harm our career
  • Deflect the positive energy that is sent our way 
  • Keep you playing small

Start practicing accepting praise:

  • Don’t say anything because our knee jerk reaction is not what we are aiming for here. 
  • No matter how uncomfortable, say nothing, and then say a simple, “Thank you.”  You can’t just say those two words? How about adding this, “Thank you, you just made my day.” 
  • Start small. Remember 8% that we talk about all the time? You can do that here. 
  • Be purposeful in this and treat it as an adventure. Where a new sweater or a bright sweater -- you’ll definitely get compliments -- be prepared to say just those two words -- thank you. 
  • Hold on to the compliment. When you hold on to the feeling it leaves an impression in our brain and neural pathways.
  • Give compliments! It’s fun to give compliments to others. 


EPISODE RESOURCES: 

Join Our Facebook Group Just Gen x — The Resting Mind 

Are you at a crossroads in your career? Join us for the Make Your Move Mastermind. It’s a six-week group program led by Jackie + Mimi for women who are finally ready to get unstuck and figure out their next move.  Sign up by October 1 to receive a $50 savings. Save your spot here

Articles + Podcasts: 

Why Some People Hate Receiving Compliments (article)

Episode 24: What’s Your Podcast Moment (podcast) 

Bonus Episode: What’s Luck Got to Do With It? (podcast) 

Come on Gen X Lady, Here’s How You Reach Your Goal (article)

5 Ways to Rid Yourself of Your Limiting Beliefs (article)  

How to Achieve Your Goals, It’s Simple (article) 

Free Resources + Guides:
Rediscovering Yourself



Show Notes

You’ve been working out like crazy, watching everything you eat, dropped 10 pounds, and feeling fabulous.  You see your friend at a BBQ she comments, “You lost weight, you look great!”  What should be a simple response from you turns into some self-deprecating, deflecting answer like, “I need to lose 10 more” or “Ugh, my butt is so flabby no matter what I do.” 

How about a simple “Thank you” for an answer?  

In this episode, we are going to explore the psychology around why we can’t just take the compliment and discuss the positive impact saying, “Thank you” can do to hold onto the warm, healthy energy being sent your way.

Keep in mind that NOT taking the compliment can:

  • Harm our career
  • Deflect the positive energy that is sent our way 
  • Keep you playing small

Start practicing accepting praise:

  • Don’t say anything because our knee jerk reaction is not what we are aiming for here. 
  • No matter how uncomfortable, say nothing, and then say a simple, “Thank you.”  You can’t just say those two words? How about adding this, “Thank you, you just made my day.” 
  • Start small. Remember 8% that we talk about all the time? You can do that here. 
  • Be purposeful in this and treat it as an adventure. Where a new sweater or a bright sweater -- you’ll definitely get compliments -- be prepared to say just those two words -- thank you. 
  • Hold on to the compliment. When you hold on to the feeling it leaves an impression in our brain and neural pathways.
  • Give compliments! It’s fun to give compliments to others. 


EPISODE RESOURCES: 

Join Our Facebook Group Just Gen x — The Resting Mind 

Are you at a crossroads in your career? Join us for the Make Your Move Mastermind. It’s a six-week group program led by Jackie + Mimi for women who are finally ready to get unstuck and figure out their next move.  Sign up by October 1 to receive a $50 savings. Save your spot here

Articles + Podcasts: 

Why Some People Hate Receiving Compliments (article)

Episode 24: What’s Your Podcast Moment (podcast) 

Bonus Episode: What’s Luck Got to Do With It? (podcast) 

Come on Gen X Lady, Here’s How You Reach Your Goal (article)

5 Ways to Rid Yourself of Your Limiting Beliefs (article)  

How to Achieve Your Goals, It’s Simple (article) 

Free Resources + Guides:
Rediscovering Yourself