Women in Business: STOP EXPLAINING AND JUSTIFYING YOUR RIGHT TO BE HERE - OWN YOUR POWER
December 4, 2017
Too often, as women, we feel we have to explain why we are successful, why we have what we have achieved, why we are justified to stand and speak in front of others. We feel we have to prove and validate our worth and right to be here. A right to be powerful and heard.
I see it in the Corporate world as a Coach. Women asking for less than their pay grade when interviewing for jobs: minimizing their overall experience: taking on more tasks without asking for more money. All the while their male counterparts ask for what they want and more: even exaggerating their experience and skills, and flexing their presence.
I see it as a Public Speaker at Events. Women beginning their talk with validating why they are a Speaker. They speak of all they have survived and lost - from relationships, to abuse and low self esteem. All the while their male counterparts stand up and speak of their successes, and tell you why you need to book them as your next Speaker and Coach. They tell you WHY YOU NEED THEM, without apology.
We are taught to prove ourselves. We are taught nothing must come easy.
We are taught to struggle and fight.
We are taught we do not belong here, thus, we must be grateful and explain why we are.
So we burn ourselves out proving ourselves and taking up as little space as possible.
It is time to stand in your power and accomplishments, without apology.
You have a right to be here.
You deserve to be here.
You have done the work.
STOP EXPLAINING AND OWN YOUR POWER AND POSITION. TURN GLASS CEILINGS INTO YOUR PLATFORMS AND CLOSED DOORS INTO YOUR HALLWAYS.
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From Novena-Chanel, The Equilibrium Coach® - The Goal Architect to Mind, Body, Spirit, Life Balance™ - www.theequilibriumcoach.com