“ WEEK 119 / 133 – 133 WEEKS TO SUCCESS “
Internships will make you humble. As you pack boxes, take notes, and make the coffee, you end up thinking,
“Gee, I hope I won’t always have to do this!”
Even if you’re the youngest or least qualified person in the room, you don’t have carry the intern mentality with you everywhere you go. You do not have to put yourself down to appear or be humble. You can help others while still taking care of yourself. Focus on your own tasks and don’t stretch yourself too thin. When you take on too much at once, you help no one because instead of giving your best, you’re doing the bare minimum to get by.
You can have humility and confidence at the same time. Learn from others and pay that knowledge forward. Ironically, the more you learn, the more humble you become as you realize that there is so much to gain from listening to and talking to others. Share your insight and passions with others.
The intern mentality can follow you everywhere you go, and you can either treat is at a reminder to keep your ego in check, or to spiral downward into a cycle of self-doubt. When you take care of yourself first by taking care of your own priorities you can better help others. You can then teach others and delegate, keeping in mind that they are where you once were and that you can aspire to be where your mentors and colleagues are.
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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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