I received a few rejections from my job search… literally a few. One on Saturday via (auto-bullshit) and another today. But to balance it out… I had another job interview this morning, and I’m still awaiting to hear back from two others! Yaayy!
I’m back on the job search grind. Why? Well, my job with the previous employer did some major budget cuts and I was a part of that budget cut — ouch! Sucks. I Had my Pity Party. I AM NOT MY SITUATION. So, here I am again. Back with a vengeance! I still remain positive and optimistic about it all, because I truly believe that what you put out into the universe WILL come to fruition. Read the book The Secret by Rhonda Byrne or watch it on Netflix.
I will get that job. I will be happy in my career. Sometimes I need a little help — with accountability. I have one accountability partner. I’m trying to be that for my friend David, but he a lot dejected. And I understand. But you have to push forward. I have to push forward.
So…. Will you help me stay accountable? Thank you in advance 🙂
p.s. how was your fourth of july weekend?
Tara Sophia Mohr’s 10 Rules for Brilliant Women ( via @tarasophia )
- Make a pact — Promise yourself to be “in it” for the long haul, as your own supportive best friend every step of the way.
- Imagine it – Envision your dream; that’s the beginning of having it.
- Gasp – Start doing things that make you gasp for breath! Get your adrenalin flowing and learn how conquerable your fears really are.
- Get a thick skin – If you take risks, sometimes you’ll get a standing ovation, sometimes people will throw tomatoes. Get used to wins and losses. Work on letting go and needing to be liked — needing to be known universally as a nice person.
- Be an arrogant idiot – “No, please. I know you won’t” says Mohr, “because you never could, but you can afford to move more in that direction.”
- Question the voice that says, “I’m not ready yet.” Your idea might not be “perfect” yet, but jump in the sandbox now and find out just how ready you are.
- Don’t wait for your Oscar – Don’t wait to be praised, anointed or validated. Don’t wait for someone to give you permission to lead. No one is going to discover you. Well, paradoxically, they will, but only when you take the lead. Share your voice and do things that scare you.
- Filter advice — Most brilliant women are humble and open to guidance. Interpret feedback carefully. Test advice and evaluate the results, rather than following it wholly.
- Recover and restore – You’re going to be stretching out of your comfort zone, so regularly do things that make you feel safe, cozy and restored. When your tank runs low, stop, recover, restore.
- Let other women know they’re brilliant – Call them into greater leadership and action. Watch out for that subtle thought: “Just because I had to struggle and suffer on my way up, they should have to, too”.
Clear a path by walking it, boldly.
🙂 ..this may or may not imply ever since I was a baby GMR has been on my mind….lol
Before I get started I want to preface with my story:
It’s been said that you should find someone who’s career you’d like to follow or model — reach out to them and seek to foster a relationship with that person and have them mentor you.
Well.. I found that person here in Charlotte — I’m sure of it because I was reading an e-mail that I got from Who’s Who Charlotte and she was mentioned in it. At first I didn’t pay much attention to the read because I get inundated with e-mails already, but something made me want to read this e-mail. I did and to my excitement I am reading about this woman and her background in Charlotte and I say to myself “THIS IS WHAT I WANT TO DO!” Meaning I want to be as engaged in the community as she is…and more!
So I set out to meet this woman. I thought of a creative way to introduce myself to her via e-mail, no response (she’s super busy). I scoured my e-mail to see if I had her contact information somewhere inadvertently (GOT IT) I reached out to people whom might know her via facebook, linkedin (she’s not very active on there). My contact went as far as to reach out to her daughter for me 🙂 Her daughter even said ” catch her if you can” …lol
Well, I wasn’t going to let that deter me. I found out what events would be opportune for me to meet her and I pounced on it! I went to an event this Wed. Access Charlotte Dialogue Series. She HAD to be there — and she was — I was so excited at the prospect of meeting this woman that I couldn’t contain myself (figuratively). This guy that sat next to me knew her, because she came up to him and greeted him with a hug. I wanted to ask him how he knew her and if he could introduce me, but her left early. Therefore, it was all or nothing.. I sat there and rehersed to myself what I wanted to say because I knew I only had a few moments to get out what I needed to her (she’s very busy). At the end of the event — I made my way to the stage and the rest was history!!!!! I was so excited to finally meet her. We exchanged cards — she said call her/e-mail her next week.. I’m calling…lol And I was super super stoked!!
So now what? I already know what I want to talk about to her — and how she can potentially help me here in Charlotte. I came upon this cool article today in the Wall Street Journal and this will be my awesome guideline to building a relationship with her. 8 Tips on How to Be a Smart Protégé
Great READ…GREAT GUIDE.