Do You Make Others Wrong to Feel Right?

“You’re wrong.” If those words have ever been spoken to you in a haughty tone, I’m certain it left you feeling uncomfortable. Even though this motivational speaker has experienced the sting of those words, it’s been a personal journey to learn that being right isn’t always right.

Shortly after sending out my monthly e-zine, I received an email from one of my subscribers, an executive assistant.

“You are completely professional, articulate, and obviously a very intelligent speaker. So, when I read the most recent e-zine, I wondered if it was a test for us to see if we could find all the errors – grammatical as well as typographical. I was floored and hope that maybe it just left you’re desk inadvertently with no proofreading. You are worthy of better!”

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Step into the Truth Booth, improve your life, and laugh along the way with funny motivational speaker Colette Carlson. How did she go from emotional coward and the Pizza Delivery’s favorite customer to #1 sales producer for sales legend Tom Hopkins and Brian Tracy, featured in Success Magazine, a 50 lb. weight loss, and inspiring audiences at Microsoft, Accenture, Pepsi, Boeing, and organizations worldwide? Visit her at or call 760-230-1212.

Colette founded Speak Your Truth, Inc. to share her success systems and inspire others to Think It! Speak It! Live It! Her tools and takeaways create authentic, long-lasting change in every aspect of your life. With a MA in human behavior, a successful business and 2 teenage daughters, Colette provides a unique combination of education, research, real-life experience, and heartfelt humor to motivate you with her high content programs. Improve your Communication Skills, Work-Life Balance, Sales, Leadership, Assertiveness, Negotiation…all wrapped in the genuine power of Speaking Your Truth.

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  1. Ouch!  Those letters, comments, emails, conversations always sting for me! But, after I calm down, I do see the value in hearing how wrong I was.  I loved your daughters responses though!!!!!

  2. Such good advice. You are right, Colette – sometimes it's not necessary to be right. I often fight the urge to "fire back" when someone calls me out on something. But it never makes things better. And to play devil's advocate – it's not always our job to point out somebody's typos. Rather petty I think.

  3. The high road isn't always the easy one to take in these circumstances but it's usually the better one.

  4. I come from a long line of Chronically Right People. And when you learn that pattern – it's a rather hard one to unlearn. But what you are pointing out is that, regardless of your instinct to strike back or "one-up" someone, you can take the calmer, more professional and more effective approach. Brava!

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