Week 84: To Brag and To Boast? – #AlphaFemaleFriday
“ WEEK 84 / 133 – 133 WEEKS TO SUCCESS “
We are told to not brag and boast. We are told to tread lightly, work hard (but not too hard), and tread lightly. Should you be a money hungry megalomaniac? No, of course not. Should we be proud of who we are, what we do, and talk about it with passion and vigor? Yes! I think we should scream it if we so feel inclined.
I’ve seen and heard people talk about their entry-level or administrative positions with such confidence and care that it clearly shows they are proud of what they do. Whatever we do, we must strive to deliver excellence because it makes us happy. Whether or not we get credit for it, we need to love what we do. When we love what we do, we want to share that joy with the world. In the same way that a happy couple wants to show the world they’re together, a happy worker will want to share what they do with the world.
We cannot choose everything that happens to us, but we can always choose how we will react and handle the aftermath. We are who we are today because of the choices we have made, and we will be who we are in the future because of the choices we make today. We must take ownership of the choices we make, and whether we do wrong or we do right, we take responsibility of our actions. If we seek forgiveness of what we do wrong, can’t we rejoice in the things we do right?
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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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