“ WEEK 116 / 133 – 133 WEEKS TO SUCCESS “
In both your personal and professional life, don’t hold grudges. A piece of advice, at least when it comes to marriage, that we’ve all heard over and over again is to never go to bed angry. I don’t necessarily agree with that because who wants to keep fighting until the break of dawn when you’ve got an eight o’clock meeting the next day? Sometimes it’s okay to let things fester overnight.
The same can go for your professional relationships. If an argument with a client or coworker is getting heated, or much too personal for either of your tastes, then take a step back and walk away if you need to. Put a pause on the emotional moment. When you give yourself time to approach a situation logically as opposed to emotionally, you can look at the bigger picture instead of just one, myopic argument.
Focus on the future by letting go of the past. There is always room to compromise, even if the best compromise is for both of you to cut your losses as soon as possible. There will be times when you won’t be able to give someone everything they want, nor should you. What you can do at that point is offer an alternative. “We don’t appear to be the right fit for what your needs are, but I would love to recommend X, Y, Z, which may be more in line with what you’re looking for.” You can play nice in the sandbox without giving it all away.
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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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