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047: Sorry I’m Not Sorry

About the Episode:

This week’s minisode tackles the needlessness of compulsively saying sorry, and how common the habit is among women.

The inspiration for the episode comes from a sketch from the hit tv show, Inside Amy Schumer. The gist of the sketch is that a group of highly accomplished women can’t stop saying sorry for totally mundane things and actions of others not in their control. The episode received a lot of national attention when it came out in 2013, and seeing it again recently had Dorothy thinking about why women do this.

Dorothy herself has been working on eliminating this habit, and walks you through the reasons it can be harmful, and strategies for correcting it.


Show Notes:

  • The concept ([1:00] minute)
  • When apologizing is good, and when it’s not ([2:00] minute)
  • Testing the truth of the stereotype ([3:00] minute)
  • Apologizing is a compulsive habit and can change how you are seen ([4:00] minute)
  • Taking ownership and making a change ([5:00] minute)
  • What to say instead ([6:45] minute)
  • Power of gratitude ([8:15] minute)
  • Fun chrome extension to help you out ([9:30] minute)


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About the author, Dorothy

Dorothy Illson is the founder of Needle's Eye Media, a full-service Facebook advertising agency. She's also the host of Do Well & Do Good, a podcast dedicated to telling the stories of people who have created financial success and leveraged it to increase their positive impact on the world.

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