I’m so excited to announce that Anna Chu, VP for Strategy & Policy for the National Women’s Law Center (NWLC) is doing a Facebook LIVE with me on Wednesday, January 31st at 3:15pm eastern/12:15pm pacific. For those who don’t know, NWLC has been advancing and protecting women’s rights since 1972 and most recently, partnered with the Times Up movement to house their legal defense fund. Be sure to tune in at @ArumGroupLLC to catch this interview (with the new FB algorithm, you can follow the page & then “See First” in newsfeed so that you can see updates) . Send in questions or email me. You can also get a reminder by rsvping here.
Let’s get to Tuesday Truths!
- Did you know that it takes on average 66 days for a habit to set? It’s important to track everyday within this period so that you can see how you’re doing on a daily basis. Another important aspect of forming a habit is accountability. I started a project with a small group of friends to help me improve on a habit /mindset and it’s been helpful to know that my friends are there to make me honest. If you want to start a new (good) habit and kill a old (bad) habit, take a look at these techniques.
- These days when I’m working, I give myself a break to check social media and I want to cut back. Since I walk Aurnia in the afternoon that gives me a chance to get into nature, although these days it takes more time to bundle up then take the walk because it’s so cold. I excuse myself on the technology break in that I think I’m seeing the latest news updates when I know that being that updated on the news can actually cause more stress. Here are 5 ways that you can take a work break that doesn’t include your phone.
- I really enjoyed reading this article from the NYT about managing your career. It’s always good to take a look at where there may be gaps in what you’ve been doing and taking steps to fill them in. I’ve been in the work force for 20+ years and I still don’t know everything. This article reminded me about where I’ve been lazy or at the very least complacent. It’s a good overview of the pieces that you need to create a strong foundation for your career to grow. I encourage you to take a look!
- A key aspect of leadership is being present. If you aspire to work in that space, you’ll need to quiet your inner voice. Surveys show that having an open mind while actively listening is considered the most important essential for leaders. If you’re in need of how to practice mindfulness at work, we got you!
- As a person who works in politics, campaigns are about telling the story of the candidate or if in the case of advocacy, the story of those who are being affected. It’s the same mindset about yourself when you’re looking to create a career. Your success is also dependent on how you tell your story. Don’t be afraid to claim your truth and power.
- Self doubt is a struggle. It can overcome your senses and create havoc. Whenever I start to wander into that territory, I start thinking about how it’s more important to recognize that I need to move forward. Here are tips that can help you stop toxic self criticism.
- This is a long read and it’s sooooo worth it. When people come to me for advice or mentorship, I immediately tell them that I don’t have the answers. Every person’s situation is unique. It’s your life/career so you have to take responsibility to dig deep for your truth. I can’t help you figure out “the why” in your life. Once you figure that out, you’ll find that a path is more accessible because you are taking steps to achieve your goals (“the why”). I’m happy to help with the logistics of your journey. The destination is up to you. Bookmark this article because you’ll want to re-visit it multiple times throughout your life.
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