To quote the bard, and notwithstanding the plethora of advice I am offering through this pages, my best tip to you is:
To thine own self be true
It’s not easy being a woman in the 21st century, bombarded with generally unattainable images on beauty as we are, being told we can do anything we want as well, (barriers, what barriers?) as well as knocking up nutritious meals in our spare time while channelling Cath Kidston throughout our immaculate homes!
I often work with women who feel they ‘should‘ be something other than they are. The truth is if you’re trying to be something you’re not, something or someone that doesn’t sit comfortably with your value base, then you will always feel out of kilter in your world. And over time that takes its toll on you. It’s hard to be successful if your heart isn’t in it.
So honour your values, honour what makes you unique, and to thine own self be true.
How do you know when you are being true to yourself? Does your current job do it for you? I’d love to hear from you!
Posted on February 10th, 2012 by Jane