On Feeling “slighted”🙄😡😳

“The greatest compliment is when others emulate us & our work.” -Craig Cicardo, Sr.

I’m going to share a story of how LinkedIn was a source of support & positive feedback in helping me reframe something that hurt my feelings. 😬🙈

Sometimes a conversation sparked by a thought or statement, can make such an impact!

Craig posted about something that caused me to immediately think of (let’s be real – it was hard to get off my mind) a recent situation where someone had “craft-fully” used my work.😡

I’m all about inspiring confidence in others, but it felt like I had a rock in my tummy – in that moment.😞

This wasn’t a stranger, it was a friend I had excitedly shared my passion with & she made no mention of doing such a thing.

I didn’t like the ugly feelings & couldn’t stop thinking of it. When I shared on Craig’s post – his perspective helped me reframe my thoughts & #mindset.

“Imitation is the BEST form of flattery”. We know this! Yet, we are sensitive. That’s the beauty of being #human.

Thank you Craig & *all* of you who inspire, support, & show #compassion & #empathy towards your #network! This is what it’s all about.

Another friend who is a marketing #genius said to me, one rule all great marketers know is that “copying is the #1 killer”. #Ingenuity is where magic happens.

People can only copy so much – screenshot to recreate basically your profile, writing, ideas etc- as their own. {I was given that bad advice & had to 🤐)

I truly feel that being inauthentic will only eat you up in time and shine through in the form of insecurity and self doubt.

So many of us share similar concepts and ideas. Why not do it in your own way from your own perspective?

No idea is truly our “own”. We all have similar experiences and thoughts and only different voices.

One voice may resonate better to one person than another. We truly aren’t so unique, and in seeing that – we can appreciate the beautiful harmony we can create by finding commonality.

Don’t let small things dull your shine or #contribution! There is only ONE ☝️ and nobody can be *you*. And if you are using your voice in a way that allows someone to bravely start sharing theirs – that’s a win!


Not #comparing or #competing rather #bonding & #encouraging.


Shine your light with the intention for others to shine theirs.


🙏Sending #love & #light

Diana G.

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Published by Diana G.

millenialmindhack.com 20 year corporate executive fueled with a passion to develop others. Lifelong learner, NLP certified coach & mentor. I help people identify strengths and values - to create a vision in line with their purpose. Mindset tools and sessions to help with strategy whether its moving up the corporate ladder, honing in on your million ideas, gaining control of your fitness or health goals, or being that super parent that doesn't feel guilt over self care. There are so many tools I'd love to share & room for us all to win! I credit my 20 years in corporate America developing teams with inspiring me to learn through various modalities how to be effective as an individual, then as a leader. I have helped individuals achieve great strides in their careers, confidence, and presentation where they were previously stagnant. All by sharing tools and mindset skills (or mindhacks as I call them) to achieve focused performance. Both professionally and personally. I help organizations and leaders in creating a culture to impact behavior for measurable success. My vision is to help others- individuals, leaders, and teams- gain confidence as they gain clarity in their goals, determine values, and create vision through deliberate actions. In addition to success coaching and confidence building, I assist leaders in presentation. From developing presence to executive speaking, a little tweak or addition can have a great impact. Honored to be of service.

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