Last week I had a win with the #CA34 special election and although I’m not directly working on any of the elections in Virginia, I’m keeping my fingers crossed! #GOFIGHTWIN
Here’s Tuesday Truths!
- I enjoyed this article because it reminded that no matter how much I am a hot mess, there are women out there who think I have it made, which means that there are women that I admire who probably are going through similar feelings. Books and guides are written to highlight the unique stories about people who have successfully navigated to dream jobs and careers, but more often than not, there are thousands of stories of people going through similar challenges to attain their definition of success. Life and career are never easy and as the article states, “success is a mess”. People often gloss over their journey and in hindsight, spend a lot of time in rose colored glasses reflecting on how they achieved their goals. I’m guilty of that because my memory has dimmed of when I had to hustle hustle to get clients during the beginning days of my consulting firm.
- Last week I shared how perfection can deter us from recognizing the good things we have in life. That doesn’t mean that you can’t continue to dream big. Being engaged in your goals means continually striving to be better. It doesn’t mean that you should have expectations that make you feel badly about your achievements, even if it’s an incremental step towards your larger goal.
- In campaigns, we talk about the scarcity of time and when you think about how as the principal of your life, how you spend time, you recognize that time is an extremely important aspect and driving force in your success. Out of the 3 things recommended that you do everyday, I am pretty good with 1-2 things. How are you doing with these recommendations?
- I’m always looking for tools for self improvement and I found a ton of tutorials that can help you do some pretty cool DIY activities that can benefit your professional development. PLUS – they’re FREE! Let me know what you’ve learned lately!
- People often ask me about how to build relationships with organizations and people in general. It’s both networking as well as expanding your reach in a deeper way. To effectively do that you need to be interested in the people that you’re getting to know. As a result, you should ask them questions that will lead to deeper conversations. Here are questions that can make those conversations more interesting.
- Being a good manager requires knowing how and when to give feedback to your team or to individuals. All parties involved need to understand expectations and that work performance is related to those expectations. Having these conversations necessitates a level of calmness and objectivity. Staff who have a good experience can learn from these conversations and managers can learn how to defuse more challenging situations. If you’re experiencing conflict with a colleague at work, you may need to take steps so that you reduce the tension for a more collegial environment. Learn more about the ways you can stop the escalation.
- With summer temperatures heating up, offices will have policies on appropriate dress code (appropriate sometimes seems to have a subjective definition). Here’s how you can have that conversation without it being uncomfortable. Along the lines of power dressing, Claire Underwood’s character has always been a fashion inspiration. It was fascinating to read how the costume designer conveyed attitudes through tailoring and adjustments in the clothes. I believe in good tailoring because when sometimes fits you perfectly, you’re more comfortable and less likely to fidget. Taking control of your wardrobe is a factor in stepping into your brand.
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