Being Authentic

“Authentic” is my own personal buzzword right now. It’s come from a number of different things happening together.

I thought I knew myself quite well. I feel I have a high emotional intelligence in that I can read others’ and my own feelings and personalities very well. However, a few weeks ago I received some character feedback from my boss which was not expected in the slightest.

It threw me completely off balance, and the problem-solver I am, I sat down to try to work it all out. [Read more…]

Why Mentoring Is So Important

My last job was in a very male environment. While everyone I worked with were good people, there was a lot of masculine banter and I felt that often, as a woman, my ideas were not as valued as well as my male colleagues’.

I reached out to someone higher up in the company, a woman who was very strong in her position. She is the type of business person who can be seen as cold and heartless, but does the nasty bits of business that no one wants to do – like telling people they’re not meeting their targets. While I didn’t necessarily relate to her or aspire to be like her, I do, at some point in my life want to be a strong business woman on her level. [Read more…]

Book Review: You Are A Badass

Last year was challenging. I worked super hard, and I landed myself a job I love. But – I still have self confidence issues.

However, I came across an amazing book which I found to be really helpful! (Disclaimer – I found it through another blogger BUT I CAN’T REMEMBER WHO! Please let me know if it was you as I want to link!) [Read more…]

Approval Junkie by Faith Salie

I am a huge fan of NPR podcasts, though I have way too many podcasts to listen to so have to be selective with what I subscribe to. I’ve never listened to Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me but I had heard of comedian Faith Salie before.

Faith is a comedian, improv player, actress and panelist on Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me. She is honest and raw – and ridiculously funny. [Read more…]

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