Week 74: Maximizing Your Marketability – #AlphaFemaleFriday
“ WEEK 74 / 133 – 133 WEEKS TO SUCCESS “
One of the many reasons I am proud to work in the hospitality industry is because of the barrier of entry for so many women and minorities. You can bet that whether you’re at a resort or a restaurant, you will see a woman either running the show or at least being part of the circus. Still, like every other industry, women have a long way to go prior to breaking the glass ceiling.
The original concept behind this chapter was the idea that so many women fall into the trap of the “female ghetto”. They run around doing stereotypically women-only tasks that their male counterparts are not doing. They dig themselves into a hole and only realize it when they’re too deep into the hole.
I’m inspired by people who find joy and passion in whatever task is thrown at them. I’m also inspired by people who know how to take a step back and admit to themselves that they’re not the right person to take on the task. When it comes to deciding whether or not we should take on a project, we must ask yourselves: is it necessary? If not, will it help me? If so, what will I gain from taking this project on?
When it comes to marketing yourself, you want to be able to put your best self forward. You can’t put your best self out there if you’re standing in your own way. Never stop learning and take risks to be more well-rounded. Challenge yourself and escape your comfort zone.
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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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