So many reasons to celebrate because not only is it Mardi Gras, it’s also GALentine’s Day! Having a sisterhood of women who are supportive of your work and collaborate to work on projects = AMAZING! I’m fortunate to also spend my volunteer time with the Women’s Information Network (WIN) and I’ll be doing a WIN 101 with them tonight, a perfect way to start my evening.
Let’s get to Tuesday Truths!
- Whether you’re writing a policy speech or giving a wedding toast, you’re telling a story. Here are the nuts & bolts about kicking ass for the next time you need to write remarks. Also, if you need help, you can set up a free consultation!
- I’m thrilled to hear of the early ticket sales for Black Panther and I am eagerly anticipating seeing it on the big screen. The question of who’s allowed to wear the Black Panther costume has come up and I’m torn on the implications. Here’s an article from the NYT that delves into whether this is cultural appropriation or not. My personal opinion is that I want see more Black Panthers from kids of color as well as those who are white – role models should be inspired from all races, ethnic backgrounds & religions to be a diverse cross section.
- Scheduling can be a conundrum, especially if your work revolves around someone else’s schedule. If you have the ability to control your schedule so that you can allocate time to do your most pressing work, build it into your calendar so that you can fully concentrate. I use Calendly to help me schedule appointments and that allows me to also block out time so that people automatically know when I’m unavailable. Here are some suggestions on how to create a schedule that will work for you.
- Going back to last week when we talked about fear of failure, this article gets right to it about why we don’t go after the things we want most in life. One is fear and two, it takes a lot of hard work and being OK with rejection because honestly, who ever gets it right on the first try? There’s a lot of practice to being an overnight sensation.
- Interesting article from the NYT about citing women experts in articles and the systemic gender bias. It’s helpful to see women quoted as it’s inspiring for younger women in that particular field. It’s a process that also means shaking up the institutions that also heavily promote men into leadership.
- I am so into the Olympics – go U.S.A.! and Germany (paternal roots)! and Ireland (my husband)! so of course, I had to share some favorite Instagram accounts of the athletes. I was invited to the Olympics Opening Ceremony watch party at the Newseum last week and it was so much fun – thanks to Comcast NBCUniversal and the Embassy of the Republic of Korea for the invite.
See you next Tuesday!