December 19, 2007
Women are great at putting other people’s needs first. Our child’s desires. Our spouse’s schedule. Our boss’ agenda or even our employees’ needs often take priority over our own. One of the biggest secrets to success is learning how to put your energy into what is important to you.By doing so, we become stronger individuals, happier partners, and more flexible and cooperative collaborators. There’s nothing wrong with taking time to focus on you; it’s required in order to know what’s needed to help you become strong and able to reach the goals you set for yourself.
Discovering your wants, desires, and dreams or restructuring your life and schedule to create a balance that works for you takes work. In my book, Your Career, Your Way! you’ll find help in an easy-to-follow process that allows you to look at yourself, your life, your obligations, talents and desires and put an action plan in place to help you obtain the contentment, the advancement, or the balance you crave!
In the fifth installment of my six-part blog series on the Secrets of Success, you’ll find quite a few other tips and secrets from accomplished women about how to give yourself the focus you need to succeed. I hope you enjoy this last installment and take this new-found wisdom with you into the New Year!
Part 5: Secrets of Success for Women, from Women
What would accomplished women say if asked for one piece of advice about creating satisfying work that allows them to express who they are and allows for a life outside the office? In this Secrets of Success article by Barbara Moses of the Wall Street Journal’s Executive Career Site, this question was aksed of more than 1,000 accomplished, university-educated women in their late 30s to mid-50s.
Some held senior positions in business, government and the not-for-profit and cultural sectors. Some had left marquee jobs to pursue a passion – start a business, write, or follow other personal interests. Take a look! You’re sure to learn some wonderful secrets of success to add to your personal collection of wisdom from women who’ve worked to find balance in their own lives.
~ Lisa Quast