When it comes to mulling over the idea of becoming your own CEO or even switching careers within the corporate world, understanding that you have the skills to do the work that’s required is the easy part. It’s getting over the fear of failure that trips most of us up.
With a lot of the women, I work with (and for myself when I first thought about leaving my cushy corporate job), using the skills they’re valued for in the workplace to build their own businesses makes perfect sense. The problem is, they doubt they can actually do it.
Recognizing fear of failure for what it is, is tricky. It likes to show up as pragmatism and logic. It can feel like your brain is taking a tough-love approach to make you see why you’re being unreasonable to even consider something so dangerous as working for yourself.
And believe me, I get it! I was there too. Leaving the security of my corporate job to work 1:1 with women in the private sector...
Let me ask you something...what keeps you from taking action towards your goals?
My guess is the reason isn’t lack of talent or ability. In fact, I’d be willing to bet that the ONLY thing getting in the way of you and your goals is your mindset. You’re not the only one.
Did you know that an independent study done by Hewlett Packard found that when a new higher-level position would open up within the company, more men would apply if they felt they had 60% of the skillset required for the job, whereas women would only apply if they felt they had 100% of the skills required?
When I read about this, my first thought was, as women, how many opportunities do we pass on because we don’t feel like we have what it takes?
I’m going to be straight with you (it’s what I do.) If my experience working with hundreds of clients over the years has taught me one thing, it’s this: our lack of confidence as women is...
We’ve all done this, right? You post a selfie on Facebook or Instagram and within seconds you find yourself obsessively checking the app to gauge the response. The rush you get from every like, comment, and share is powerful and addictive. Instant gratification at its finest.
In the age of social media, we’ve grown accustomed to receiving validation online. We’ve given sources outside of ourselves the power to build us up or tear us down based on whether they choose to double-tap or not.
Most of us are at least a little guilty of getting sucked into the social media vortex from time to time. But if you already struggle on some level with feelings of inadequacy, social media can become an unhealthy obsession when other people’s reactions to your online persona become critical to your feelings of self-worth.
How can you tell if social media has become more harmful to you than helpful? Here are 4 signs you may need a little bit of a break...
In the past, I’ve spent plenty of time in the dead space of lack of confidence and clarity and I know I’m not alone. Maybe you can relate…
You’re finally ready to pursue that lingering idea you’ve had to start a side hustle, or you’ve mustered up the courage to throw your hat in the ring for a promotion at work. You’re super excited and determined to make it happen. And then the voice of “reason” speaks up and clouds your brain...it makes you question your ability to succeed. You can’t imagine why you thought that crazy, hair-brained idea would ever work in the first place.
When your confidence starts to take a nose-dive, all the clarity you had about what you wanted and how to make it happen disappears along with your motivation. You start thinking things like, I can’t possibly… and This will never work...
The funny thing about confidence and clarity is...
I don’t know about you but there’s something about the changing weather that gives me a rush of energy and creative ideas, and the timing couldn’t be better!
It just so happens that this surge of motivation and creativity has coincided with some amazing new projects and great opportunities to do a few things that have definitely been out of my comfort zone.
For starters, I was asked to speak at an event for International Women’s Day back in March. I got to share the stage with some pretty courageous women who are doing some amazing things in the world.
I’ve also been working on the content for my upcoming book and digital course, both of which focus on giving women the tools and the confidence to share their brilliance with the world.
I love the work I’m doing – I’m very passionate about empowering women to shine! But when you try new things, the old inner critic you thought was on a permanent hiatus tends to...
If you’ve been following me for a while you know that I spent several years in a toxic marriage. My ex-husband had a terrible temper and would say the most hurtful things. And as time went on, the verbal abuse turned physical.
At the time, the business we owned together was unravelling along with our marriage. I had no idea that my ex had basically stopped working and was siphoning money from the company.
I felt powerless as I watched something I’d worked so hard for fall apart because I didn’t have it in me to pick up the pieces and put them back together. It just seemed like bad things kept happening to me at every turn and I wanted to understand why. Didn’t I deserve happiness and success?
In those days I believed what most of us believe--that my inner turmoil was the result of the shitty set of circumstances life was handing me. The truth is the thoughts and beliefs I had about myself and my life were creating my reality. I...