In this episode, you will hear stories from our listeners:
Coach Ashley in Estonia, Jersey Joe from New Jersey, Dr. Renee G. in North Carolina, Coach Sherri Jones in North Carolina, and yours truly, Monique Gilmore Scott.
All of the contributors made a decision to intentionally escape from the busyness of their day to generate and share their creative masterpieces using the words:
SLAP, PROMOTION, MANAGER.
Thank you all for sharing your stories with me and the listeners.
You are appreciated!
Monique Gilmore Scott
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Welcome to episode five of give you a break. The podcast that is here to help you escape from the chaos of the day through creative storytelling. I'm your host, Monique Gilmore , Scott award-winning author, and lover of all things created . It is my hope that each time you listen and participate in the creative storytelling exercise, you feel rejuvenated and tapped into your creativity. You know , y'all have a creative side. We just need to take a moment and step away from the chaos or the busy-ness of the day. And sit down, slow down and tap into our creative talents . In this episode, you will hear from a few listeners who shared their creative masterpiece, which are centered around the three words I gave last week. Slap promotion manager. First, a quick, thank you. Shout out to all the listeners who support me and continue to support me by sharing the podcast. I see some reviews out there. So thank you for the reviews and who also purchased me a coffee or two. If you're new and enjoy this podcast and would like to support it, simply go to give you a break.com and click on the donate tab at the top of the page and buy me a coffee. Our first piece comes from coach Ashley R in Estonia silence. It brings peace and reason. It allows thought as a woman working in a male dominated profession, my silence is often taken as weakness, shame on people for thinking that a situation arose where I was vocal about my beliefs and truthful about a situation meeting after meeting management, choosing to not listen to me or believe me was like a slap in the face. A manager chose someone else to be over my program because I made the decision to hire someone who lived a different lifestyle. I was toe . I knew better that I signed off. I wouldn't promote that lifestyle. I know I never signed off on that signing. That is against everything I stand for. There was no paperwork, no proof, none could be found. The manager determined. He would not give me a promotion to a higher title. He wants said I earned it because he felt I lacked decision-making due to this. I couldn't be trusted. Quote , unquote , a man was put in charge. He wanted the control. This man had us in meetings weekly with the decisions he was making decision after decision that didn't break the rules by bent them severely decisions that caused an uproar. Nothing was said to him, heads turn the other way. Every situation was covered with it's not meant to be taken that way. Quote unquote, or you're being dramatic. Quote unquote, I sat in silence. I watched, as things unfolded, I slowly realized things were being done like this for me to look bad . I was told to learn from the director. He could teach me and help me, but constantly things were done for selfish reasons for the men and not for others. He was over. We didn't do things the same way. I'm a sponge, always learning. I spun it. I learned what not to do his demeaning and cutting corners ways we don't align . Things were overlooked. More excuses label. As reasons were given silence choices, being made for young people's futures by others that know nothing about them, their situations or their personalities , simply because he was in charge now assumptions and hidden motives comparisons of men versus women. Why would one have something before over the other? Why one is superior things done to me so they could get a reaction. Silence questions asked and things said to me simply because I am a woman working in a man's sport silence, a woman who was passionate, but seen as dramatic, a woman who loves what she does and knows it needs to be done. Right? But stay silent because her response were flipped to negative. If I was a man in this situation, my choices would have been overlooked, but I'm a strong woman. One that was told I should be able to handle what's happening because I am a strong woman. I am a strong woman who silence was taken as a weakness. And who's being vocal was deemed as hard-headed a woman who silence allowed her to see the situation for what it was, those men for who they are and move on positively for her life. Wow. Coach Ashley, thank you for sharing. I, I hope that this is not a statement of truth coming from you, but if it is, if you experienced this kudos for you, for your silence and pushing through and moving on to something positive in your life, thank you for participating. I appreciate you. And your time up next, we have , um, a repeat, a supporter who participates pretty much every week, Jersey Joe in New Jersey. Here we go, Hey, Hey, my blue people, I am having a promotion. As of January 20th, 2021. We can all get together and slap our former head manager and chief until he has convulsions. We , the people have been lied to since 2016. Now it's our time to make sorry, managing come clean with a slap, slap there and a slap slap there. It will make us feel better with all of this COVID despair. Today is a new holiday for all my blue folks. Hopefully my newbie and sister and president B won't choke for, if they don't hold their in within four years, I'm not opposed to slap my blue folks to tears. You know what, Joe, I love your weekly stories because you've got some rhyming in there and it's different. You know, this is the purpose of creativity. This is the purpose. I want people to experience. Having different people contribute based on the same three words. And we all get different stories. Thanks, Joe. I appreciate you. Up next. We have Dr. Nag in North Carolina. She is also a consistent contributor. Here we go. I had to slap myself because I thought I was dreaming. My manager finally saw my worth and gave me a promotion. But is it too late? I meditated and made my own reality, which is far beyond the hustle and bustle and stress of this job. I now created a means for my community in children, which will leave a legend. The moral of this story is that we can create our own destiny by tapping into the metaphysical and our ancestors. Thank you, Dr. Nag . I appreciate you always coming through each week. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Next. We have coach Sherry work, life development coach in Charlotte, North Carolina management management management. I had to walk away from my manager soon to be ex manager. Before I slapped the ish out of him, he thinks he can sit back, do nothing and still get paid 20% more. No way. He does not know how to effectively promote me. His number one responsibility is promotion. I find myself making connections, pulling my own ish together to promote myself right now. I'm feeling like a hole on the strip, getting pimped out. I'm doing all the work and this manager is sitting back, receiving the money. What did new edition say? Is this the end? Yes. And you are not my friend two fingers up piece . I like that Sherry . Okay. I see you. I hear you. I like it. Very creative. Um, and she is a contributor every week too . And I want to thank you for doing so. Appreciate it. And last but not least, your girl here, Gail was not having it. She walked into our manager's office and slapped her hand on the desk. How dare you skip me for the promotion. I'm the best cheerleader you have in this entire space. I jump and clap and flip and roll. And every time this team creates a new system, a system I might add that I initially created. Funny how you sit here and make decisions based on zero loyalty and creative input. No worries though. I'm heading to the space team, the Saturn group, to pour some ideas into their ship of openness, by tattle tea and inclusion by Haider . There you have it for this week. We had all of these stories and I want to thank you because I know it takes a moment. I've had people say, well, you know, I'm not a writer, a Monique. You don't have to be a writer. I'm looking just to bless you with an opportunity to step away from your busy-ness your busy life or chaotic situation. Sit down somewhere and write for five minutes and just let it flow. There's no judgment here, whatever you send me, I'm sharing to our listeners to encourage them to sit down and start the creative juices flowing. You don't even have to be a writer. That's not what this is about. It's about pulling you away so that you can create and move onto the thing that you do that requires creation. Whether you are a chef, if you are a Baker, if you're a designer, if you're an artist, if you don't know what your gifts are, but it gets the brain in the creativity going. So thank you all for, you know, supporting me and also participating in willing to share this with our listeners. So we had a lot of awesome creative pieces this week. And again, thank you. Thank you. Thank you for stepping away from your busy day for five minutes to participate, you can find me here every Wednesday at 7:00 PM Eastern time. Um , and you can listen to the podcast by visiting, give you a break because sometimes it takes the other platforms a few minutes or so to render and get the podcasts on Apple or Stitcher or SoundCloud. So if you want to just jump right in at seven, o'clock just go to give you a break. And also if you want to share your thoughts about your experience, guess what you can now do. So when you go to the website, give you a break.com. You can click on the little microphone and record a short, you know, 20 or 32nd voicemail so that I can share it with our listeners the next episode, or next week, if you want to. All right, you ready? The words for this upcoming week, meadow deer stream, again, meadow, deer stream. The rules are, you already know, you must hand write for five minutes straight. You must use all three words in the first paragraph and you do not go back and correct or edit your masterpiece and you want to make sure it's legible too so that I can read it. When you send it to email@example.com again, that story's S T O R I E firstname.lastname@example.org and again, make sure it's legit legible , excuse me. And that I received it by Sunday so I can call them through and look through everything and get it all prepped up to share it with you, the listeners. All right. And um, anything else new with me? Not so much someone asked me, am I working on a book and no, the answer is no, not at the moment. This is what I enjoy doing at this time and where I can carve out some time to share and help other people jumpstart their creativity. You can follow me on Twitter at creative Monique. That's creative with the K cause why would it be a C if I'm creative? Right? So that's K R E a T I V E. Monique Alvarez at Twitter. Well, it's time to wrap it up for this week. I want you to remember plat compassion, reap compassion until next timeSpeaker 2: