Do you remember the book Lean In by Sheryl Sandberg? It was a big hit several years ago. All the rave. I thought I would pull it off the shelf for International Women's Day.
Here are five takeaways from the book:
- "Career progression often depends upon taking risks and advocating for oneself."
My question to you, are you taking risks at work and advocating for yourself?
- "I believe that all of us - men and women - should acknowledge good fortune and thank the people who have helped us. No one accomplishes anything alone."
Who has helped you in your career? Who can you thank?
- "An internal report at Hewlett-Packard revealed that women only apply for open jobs if they think they meet 100% of the criteria listed. Men apply if they think they meet 60% of the requirements."
Women, next time you see a job opening that interests you, go for it! Even if you do not meet all the requirements. 🙂
- "One study showed that women who found mentors through formal programs were 50% more likely to be promoted than women who found mentors on their own."
Do you have a mentor?
- "Done is better than perfect."
I couldn't agree more! What are you holding back from releasing out into the world because it's not perfect? Wrap a bow around that project and send it out my friend!
Inspirational Speaker and Award-Winning Author of “The Giving Challenge: 40 Days to a More Generous Life” and "The Gratitude Challenge: 41 Days to a Happier, Healthier, & More Content Life"