Because of the gender bias for women in the workplace and what it takes for women to be successful in today’s culture, the road to success isn’t easy.
The road to success isn’t well marked either. There is no instruction manual. There is no guide.
It’s all to easy to miss a turn, find yourself turned around, in a dark alley, turned around, or just plain lost.
However, I believe very strongly you are designed for success in the workplace and opportunities are within your reach.
I also believe you have it within you to say the following about yourself in the workplace:
- I am not afraid to speak up.
- I have not just leveled the playing field, but have tipped it in my favor.
- Having a bad boss doesn’t ruin the job for me.
- I have a unique professional brand that sets me apart from others.
- I leverage workplace relationships to my advantage.
- I am aware of the game and my actions in are purposeful and strategic.
- In fact, I’m in the game to compete and win.
- I persevere despite obstacles.
- I negotiate and ask for what I want and need.
- I’m not afraid of office politics and have learned how to engage professionally and above board.
- Others describe me as articulate, purposeful, and impactful.
- I am self-confident.
- My career path is going according to the plan I created.
- I market myself effectively.
- I advocate for other women.
If you aren’t saying these about yourself or don’t have these characteristics, we should definitely talk. Why? Because despite how difficult the road to success may be in your workplace, I believe you are designed for success, you have the strengths within you to draw from, and these characteristics can be part of who you are.
And the biggest reason why is… why not?
Who says you can’t have all these characteristics or be all of these things? Because you can.
Why continue on in your career without these?