Week 45: The Miracle Worker – #AlphaFemaleFriday
“ WEEK 45 / 133 – 133 WEEKS TO SUCCESS ”
There’s a miracle worker in every office. Sometimes it’s the operations executive takes pride in working 12 hour days. Other times it’s the eager intern, teetering around with the four cups of coffee to bring to that workaholic operations executive. If you look to your left and to your right and can’t point to who the miracle worker is, my friend, it might be you. You don’t want to be the miracle worker.
In this context, the miracle worker is the person who humble brags that they can complete any task with less than they ask for. They can meet deadlines that seem impossible and make milk out of lemons. The miracle worker does all of these things in more in an effort to be recognized, applauded for the work so that they can earn that big promotion.
Think of it this way. Even if the miracle worker gets the big promotion, they cannot bring that habit of slaving away for pennies and hugs over to their new position. As obligations grow, the need to delegate grows. If the miracle worker has become too accustomed to handling everything on their plate, then they’re doomed for failure as they just try to cram everything in.
You cannot do everything. You shouldn’t have to do everything. Even if you’re in a situation where you are feeling understaffed and overworked, you need to manage the expectations you have set for yourself along with the expectations that others have of you. If someone gives you an unrealistic deadline, then speak up about it. There’s no need to suffer in silence.
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Each week, I take a tip from Lois P. Frankel’s book, Nice Girls Still Don’t Get the Corner Office, and explore how each of these tips affect myself and other women in similar positions on the road to becoming the women we want to be. There are far and few between who are a few steps behind me, and many more who are far advanced. I found that Lois P. Frankel’s advice applied to novice, intermediates, and experts alike. It helped me see that I was already doing right, served as a reminder to keep on doing what I was doing and how to keep that momentum going. The book also showed me areas where I could improve, and gave realistic tips to jump on board. There are a total of 133 tips, and explore one tip per week in a program I call: 133 Weeks to Success.
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