If I wasn’t afraid…

This statement was said a few weeks back during a training I attended. The full statement was “What would I do if I wasn’t afraid“. Let’s have an honest discussion on this statement as it pertains to our careers. I have had some weeks to think this through and here is a part of my list. The key take out after writing this is to take action and deal with these fears. They are definitely a hindrance on the journey to the top! (In case you forgot, this is what this blog is about)

1. If I wasn’t afraid I would speak out more. Often I have thought of something during a meeting, kept it to myself only to have the next person say my exact thoughts and this turns out to be the “million dollar idea ”

2. If I wasn’t afraid I would not be too modest about my contribution to the company. Many times i have downplayed my contribution and treated it as if it was nothing yet I know I have worked extremely hard and the company has benefited from my efforts.

3. If I wasn’t afraid I would ask for more opportunities to be visible to the people that matter.  I work hard and I would like those that matter to see my work and know what I am capable of.

4. If I wasn’t afraid …

I am sure by now you have an idea of how to do this. It’s not really about my own fears. It’s about your own fears and how you plan to work through them in order to advance your career.

Have a successful week ahead and stay on the journey. I always appreciate your feedback. Thank you for your comments and for being part of my journey.

Published by Mum in Stilettos

I started blogging when i became a mother. I was struggling to manage the demands of being a working mom and being present for my baby's key development milestones. Initially this was a rant about my experiences in the office and at home. Over the years it has evolved into an online support community for mothers who are growing their families as they grow their careers. I am a wife and mum to 3 amazing children. The girl who introduced me the "mother" title is 8 years ol and our twins are five years, 6 months. During the day I am have a job i love as marketer for a multinational FMCG company. When i get home, I have another equally rewarding job called being a mother. When everyone is tucked in bed, I find time to blog about my journey as a mum in stilettos and build this community for us working moms so we can thrive at home and at work.

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