Do you try hard to make sure to cover up your flaws? Maybe you edit or delete a post when you realize you made a typo? Or, do you find yourself turning read when you feel you made a mistake? What if you didn’t? What if instead of trying to only show the perfect you showed your flaws? What if you could be more flawesome?
This month I put the wrong year down in my newsletters not once, not twice but three times! The first time I said 2019 when I meant 2018. Then I said 2018 when I meant 2019. And, finally, I said 2013 when I meant 2019!
The first time I was so mad at myself and I wanted desperately to reach into the thousands of inbox’s my newsletter went to and fix it. The second time I was so frustrated…How could I do that twice? The third time I laughed out loud so hard I almost fell out of my chair.
All three times the mistake went mostly unnoticed. A few people wrote back to double check the correct date and that created conversations with those who receive my emails. Conversations I don’t usually get to have because sending newsletters can often feel like a one-way conversation.
And, all those mistakes, those “flaws” didn’t hurt anything. In fact, they made people see that in fact, I am human!
So, this week, show off your awesome flaws! I’ll show mine!
Here’s to a more flawesome year!