We’ve got an election today in Georgia 6 so we’ll see what happens after the polls close and we left everything on the field. #Flipthe6th
In the meantime, let’s dish about Tuesday Truths!
- We’re in full swing with interns in DC and that means a lot of young people running around getting coffee and making copies (seriously, does that happen anymore? c’mon people, aren’t we more environmentally friendly?). Nonetheless, there are going to be people who will think that there are jobs that are not worthy of them. I may complain about it because after 20+ years working in politics, I know that when there’s work to be done, I’m going to get it done, regardless of the task. At the end of the day, I greatly respect the people who have taken years to master the simplest of tasks because before they move on to the next accomplishment, they have achieved perfection. If you’re on the 1st rung of the ladder and want to reach the top rung, you’ll have to work for it and there maybe a time when you can take several steps ahead of others. To do that, you need to have a positive image of yourself as well as your abilities and where you want to go with your goals. Take this time to mold your scope of responsibilities to something that you can be proud of on your road to leadership.
- We all have different goals in life and there’s no shame in publicly expressing those goals. Ambitious women are incredibly inspiring and help to quench lingering self-doubts. The more we express our goals, the more accustomed people will be to hearing the loftiest of endeavors from all of us. So go ahead and express yourself!
- Can you believe that the U.S. ranks 101st when it comes to gender equity in our national legislature?? China, Iraq & Afghanistan outrank us (frigging unbelievable). In years past, American women declined to jump into politics, but the political climate has ignited a flame within women to run for office. It’s partly our jobs to build the bench. I always like to remind people that being in politics really means being a public servant. Women warriors, we’re going to call you and I hope that you’ll take the leap!
- Remember when I talked about “activist mentoring” in a previous post? If not, here you go. In any event, we’re talking about the next phase: a culture of inclusion. Just like how women run for public office, we need to build the bench so that we can have more communities of color and women in leadership roles as well as teams. Also to reiterate the idea of activist mentoring because everyone isn’t living/working/playing on a level field, Supreme Court justice Sonia Sotomayor talks about how equality is not a one size fits all. #changetheratio
- I feel like I’ve become a member of this club and it ain’t good. So I’m going to start focusing more on staying calm and not reach for comfort via food. Using these techniques can help me on the road to calm when all I want to do is yell at the tv or scream when I look at my twitter feed.
- The joke from my friends is that I must have a endless wardrobe collection and I’ve had fun documenting my fashion choices via Instagram and FB. One of the 1st questions I got was when I was going to repeat wearing the same outfit. I do admit to having an extensive closet so although I have repeated, it would be many months and sometimes years in between. Who knew that it was a fashion faux pas?
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