Week 77: Annual Reinvention – #AlphaFemaleFriday
“ WEEK 77 / 133 – 133 WEEKS TO SUCCESS “
Your decision to decide to change your life does not have to be over lowered inhibitions and bubbly on New Year’s Eve. It can be anytime of the year, and why not today? Last week I talked about the importance of taking a step back: Ferris Bueller style. This week I’m thinking about how important it is for us to decide to take stock of ourselves every year, regardless of having a New Year’s Resolution. It doesn’t have to be that huge, and frankly I find having a New Year’s Resolution to be temporal and therefore far too much pressure for the way our lives actually operate on a day-to-day basis.
This past week I’ve begun a new venture as sales manager for a luxury design hotel in midtown Manhattan (shameless plug if you ever need rooms by the famous Bryant Park J). I’ve hit the ground running and it’s been quite exciting. As with any other new venture that we begin, we may not always be 100% sure and steadfast in our abilities. Sometimes I feel like a cat at a keyboard, pressing keys and looking around, wondering if I’m playing the scales accordingly.
Still, the fear and the stumbling is a good sign for anyone trying something new. Calculated risks mixed with raw passion can lead to amazing things. If you’re not scared and trying something new from time to time, then what’s the point?
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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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