Mar 13, 2020
Everyday is Happy Women’s Day!
You know why? because we choose our mindsets each day. Every
morning when I’m in the shower, I’m thinking about the day and how
to conquer it. Not, thinking about how it’s going to be a struggle.
I look at all the opportunities in front of me and decide where I
want to spend more time or less time on.
There is a difference between
being assertive and aggressive in business. Women always get a bad
rap and get called a not so positive name. The difference is how we
utilize assertiveness. Being Assertive means speaking on facts,
with the desired end goal in mind. Getting everyone aligned to
where we want and need to go. Assertive women, know exactly what
needs to be done and how to get there. Assertiveness is defined as
self-assured confidence. Which is the complete opposite, of the
It’s interesting to me, how the
Imposter Syndrome has become a growing syndrome that is impacting
so many individuals. Imposter Syndrome is basically self-doubt. We
all have this and experience it. I did a podcast episode (E84)about how feeling like an imposter is a
competitive advantage. It’s called I’m an Imposter and let me
I’ve also created a Free Imposter Syndrome Cheat Sheet to overcome
Aggressive is where we get in
trouble… anyone gets in trouble. It is fueled by emotions and
somewhat seen as hostile. This is where individuals need to take
5-10 minutes to breathe, before responding. I wrote a blog all
about Emotional Intelligence, as it can be quite the
Strong Women tend to share many
- They’ve got a vision that has a plan behind it.
Very clear on the direction, timelines, and milestones of where we
are trying to achieve.
drive things to completion, that’s right. We don’t wait, we have
defined what needs to be done and then we figure out who we need to
work with to make magic happen. We are proactive.
makers - crazy right. Strong Women tend to have listed, to make
sure that things don’t get dropped off the list. It helps us stay
organized and accountable.
Mitigators - we plan for the worst-case scenario. Strong Women are
very conservative in planning. We tend to under commit and
overdeliver. Mr.Wonderful, Kevin O’Leary - he has said on
numerous occasions that he loves investing in women start-ups
because he always recoups his investments. Women tend to be very ultra-conservative with
their sales forecasts and they usually beat it. I’ve attached the
link to the article. Shark Tank Kevin O'Leary: Women make me the
Management, strong women really know how to manage their time and
make the most of every moment. There is that timeless saying “If
you want something done, give it to a busy person.”
- Listen- another key differentiator is that
women tend to ask for proactive feedback from those in their inner
circle and strangers. They know how valuable it is to get different
viewpoints. This helps us mitigate risk (point #4). We listen
- Comparisons - we don’t compare ourselves to
others, we LEARN from others that we admire. We look to see what
traits/best practices that we can adopt.
- Learn- we look at every failure point as
learning or an opportunity. We are also always looking for
opportunities to build new skills, learn a new viewpoint and
educate ourselves. This only adds to our confidence in our vision
and plan (point #1). In fact, I have another little freebie gift
for you. Reflection Action Review
Be ASSERTIVE, be strong, be
bold, be courageous and be unapologetically curious! You’ve got