Thursday, October 3, 2013

Flex Your Independence Pt. 2

A while ago, I told you all I was reading Lean In by Sheryl Sandberg. The older more mature I get, the more serious I get about my work life. The honeymoon phase of merely being gainfully employed are over. I still have plenty of room to grow, but I am an asset and should be treated as such.

I haven't been the new kid on the block for a minute so why should my mind be stuck there? Even if you are the new kid, be confident in what you bring to your profession and act and expect to be treated accordingly.
Here my key takeaways from the book that plan to keep at the forefront of my mind as a working woman and working mom.
    1. Knowing that things could be worse should not stop us from trying to make them better.
    2. Women need to support other women. We have to stop being our own worst enemy. I love lifting other people up but I definitely know what it is like to feel like other women are riding my back or out to get me in the career realm. We can be our own worst enemy and that is sad because we really all need each other. We have to lead by example. Cut a sister some slack and go after a man instead. :)
    3. We have to start feeling worthy of recognition. Sandberg pointed out that most woman often feel headed for failure or fraudulent--I can definitely relate to this feeling. But the reality is, we are often putting in massive amounts of work and going above and beyond so why not except to do a good job or get recognition? Be humble of course but don't sell ourselves short. If you are rockin' it own it even if know one knows it but you.
    4. Don't let fear hold you back. There is nothing wrong with a healthy amount of fear just don't get stuck there. Everyone gets nervous or scared. Work through it.
    5. Most women are not thinking about having it all, they're worried about losing it all. 
And with that be lifted my friends.


  1. #1 is always a definite in my mind. People love to tell you that you shouldn't want more because there are others doing worst than you. Every time I hear it now it goes in one ear and out the other.

  2. Yes Lashuntrice! Why do I have to think small?!? I am grateful but when you get complacent, there is no growth.