Step back, zone in and ask yourself “What’s my ‘why’?”
Slow Thinking The idea of slow thinking feels contrary to our Western take on problem solving. However, there has been some scientific research that demonstrates that the more patient, slow type of thinking is more effective than deliberate, logical thinking when we are trying to solve a problem that is ill defined; when we don’t know exactly what we are looking for, what the parameters are, or simply where to start.
Lucy Ann Holmes is an impressively busy woman, writer, actress and political activist! I am totally in awe of her and her campaign to end the page three anachronism (in case you don’t know a topless women in a provocative sexual pose features every single day in this national newspaper) that goes out in The Sun daily. I wanted to find out a bit more about what inspired her to start this campaign.
If there's one thing guaranteed to set me off, it's phrases like 'Oh it's my age’, or ‘I’m too old to change now,' or ‘in my day’. Unless you’re actually dead it’s always still your day! For me, age has no bearing on whether or not you should make a major life change, or follow your dream - and I'm living proof.
Number Six – Work Out the Baby Thing Before Your Hormones Kick In I am not, repeat not, telling you what to do re babies and careers. It’s a minefield depending on where you live, access to good child care, preferences, of you or your partner. There is no one way. What I do believe very strongly is that a radical rethink needs to take place re childcare.
Number 5 – Negotiate Your Salary and Don’t Be Embarrassed If you’re employed, someone is paying you (if you’re self employed one hopes that is true too but it’ll be several people paying you!) The evidence is Career Success Tipsincontrovertible, men get higher pay than women.
Number 2. Asking the ‘have you got a career plan? question usually results in some raised eyebrows and quiet sighing. It’s amazing how many of us have got where we are by reacting to events rather than taking charge. We can spend more time on choosing a car or an outfit than on planning a career.
This one nearly slipped by me so I’m very grateful to one of my RenewYou trainers for pointing it out to me. The Peter Principle has been around for some time and refers to men getting promoted to their level of incompetence. Professor Tom Schuller is working on a new principle which he calls the Paula Principle and which is getting a lot of attention.
Women make up 50% (give or take a few noughts) of the world’s population. In no country in the world do women have complete parity and equality with men.
How to find answers to the question: "What do you want to do?"
Over the last months I’ve hit upon what feels like a useful question, and thought I’d share it with you here.