Instead of trying to categorize us by checking a single box, why not just let us be who we are?
If, like me, you’re prone to want continual improvement, you might make up stories that suggest you aren’t good enough to begin with.
If you’re trying to hedge against potential rejection or ridicule, why would you spoon feed your audience the very things you were hoping to avoid?
What kind of advice is “You should smile more?”
Terrible advice! Terrible, sexist advice!
Or, is it?
Madeleine Albright was famously quoted as having said, “There’s a special place in hell for women who don’t help other women.”
Self-care isn’t about spa services and scented candles. It starts with a simple question.
Why you just might find your next opportunity in the amazingly tight community of loose connections.
Storytelling doesn’t need to be scary. Here’s a simple four-step strategy (with a bonus fifth!) for effective presentations.
What are those unrealized parts of ourselves we haven’t yet found and don’t yet appreciate?
Why do we fault women for not having confidence and then penalize them for expressing the very thing we insist they need?