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Aug
31
Affirm Yourself Daily

Throughout your career, the difference between success and failure often boils down to one simple thing: self-talk. Positive self-talk can be very powerful – it can fully change your mindset, which in turn can affect your actions. This has a massive impact on the success you have on your career journey or any other journey in your life. It helps you tackle those obstacles that we all inevitably face.






The Power of Positive Self-Talk








What we tell ourselves, be it fact or fiction, reflects directly how we see ourselves and the part we play in the world. How we view ourselves and the nature of our self-talk can shape our entire physiology of perspective.



Getting into the habit of encouragi...


Jul
29
Getting Noticed as a Professional Woman




A successful professional woman is many things. Confident, bold, risk-taking, a cheerleader for others…the list is long. Oftentimes a successful woman has some sort of mentor to guide them along, but this is not always the case.




In fact, roughly half of today’s professional women do not have access to mentorship by other women. But that doesn’t mean they go it alone. Rather, they take inspiration from other successful women who are willing to share their hard-won knowledge and insights.



The paths to success are different for every one of us. But all have a common thread. Here are the traits you need to succeed as a professional woman.












Be Resilient








Success is a marathon, n...


Jun
29
Be Assertive, Not Aggressive

It can be a fine line to walk. Whether you’re managing a team or trying to advance your career,you want to be confident, but not overbearing. By the same token, you don’t want to give theimpression of being too easy or passive. Do you often find yourself wondering, “Will I step over the line? If I do nothing, will I lose ground?”



You can walk that tightrope by increasing your emotional intelligence and sensitivity towards others.



Being assertive falls right in between passive and aggressive. Learning to practice calm


assertiveness affords you the opportunity to express yourself as an approachable authority, and will give you a greater chance of achieving your goals.



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Jun
01
Every Woman Needs a Break

No matter how you slice it, women are warriors. Think about it. Women are hard-wired to be the champions and stewards of those we hold dear. Our families, our friends, and most definitely, our jobs.



Whether you’re a business owner, corporate executive, or work more behind the scenes, our status as women require us to wear many hats. The hard work and dedication we put forth on a daily basis to keep the business going is what fuels the world. And then we return to our homes to feed and nurture our families.



It’s Gets Hard


There are a ton of women who are head of the household. Many of us single-handedly raise our children, keep food on the table, and go to work each day. Not only t...


May
02
Always Remain Grateful While Wanting More

Have you ever confided to someone about your discontent with your life, only to hear “You should be grateful for what you have?” Or perhaps it is something you say to yourself when you consider where you are in life as opposed to where you think you should be?




It’s the kind of messaging that can drive you bananas.




But we are complex individuals – and we often have A LOT going on. Like an onion, our life on paper may seem good, but peel back the layers and a different story often emerges.



\It is possible to appreciate all of the wonderful things that are going for you, yet still have that desire to make your life different. This is not being selfish, this is merely ...


Mar
31
She Did it Anyway

In honor of Women’s History Month, this is the perfect time to reflect on the power of women, don’t you think? We are equal parts strong warriors, empathetic caregivers, and fragile beings.


As far as we’ve come, it’s often still a challenge to keep up with all that goes on in our lives, to overcome challenges and realize our goals.


Sometimes it seems just too damn hard.


Here is a bit of inspiration.






Overcoming Obstacles Begins with Overcoming the Largest Obstacle








And what is that, you may ask? It is YOU. Whether you realize it or not, there are times when you just cannot get out of your own way. We as professional women tend to have odd relationships with ourselves, full...


Feb
28
Pray Like Your Prayers are Already Answered

A big component of prayer is the mindset of the individual praying. Prayer often times is about waiting, and in these modern days of instant gratification, it seems waiting can be a torturous endeavor. Mark 11:24 says, “Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.”

One issue is that often, we don’t know what to believe, or indeed what we really want. In today’s world, we are bombarded with all kinds of “noise,” such as the news, social media, advertisements, talk shows, drama in our personal lives, and so on. It’s tough to break through the noise into a quiet place where we can really refl...

Jan
31
No More New Year’s Resolutions

New Year’s resolutions are all fine and dandy. They give one the opportunity to start the year with a fresh slate, with new goals, and new opportunities.



But let’s face it. Many of us tend to slowly abandon our resolutions as the year wears on. Whether that’s losing weight, getting organized, learning a new skill, saving more money, or what have you, our enthusiasm for the resolution quickly wanes once we realize that we really have to WORK at it.



So, if this sounds like you; perhaps it’s time for a new approach. The idea is to commit yourself to getting better all throughout the year, every day. We’ve gathered up some great alternatives to New Year’s Reso...


Dec
29
Create Your Own Seat

Don’t settle for just any seat at the table. Build your own table!


To quote the words of Shirley Chrisholm, the first black woman elected to the U.S. Congress in 1968, “If they don’t give you a seat at the table, bring a folding chair.”


In a world where the status quo still seems to have the upper hand, women categorically continue to be edged out of board rooms, executive meetings, and other life situations which would greatly benefit from their unique voices and positions of influence.


Be Bold and Fearless


In order to be heard, a certain boldness needs to happen, and the idea is to not only win a seat at the table, but to build our own tables. We as women continue to ma...


Dec
29
Having Confidence Amidst Chaos

The world is never stable in the best of times. If physics has taught us anything, it is that everything moves towards entropy (disorder and randomness).


As a result, things are always churning to upset the current order and balance we work so hard to maintain. When you realize that things are “off,” the chaos that is so a part of our world has already been ramping up long before you noticed.


It can knock you off your game. But the trick is to maintain order and composure; maintaining your confidence is a big part of getting the pendulum to swing back in your favor. If you manage anything in your life, you know that confidence is huge. So how to keep that confidence going when your...


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