During our latest Wise Women event with Heather Roy, each participant was asked to fill in a Something Wise to Pass ON! card with advice for challenges that women entering the workforce may face.
Written for TakeON! by Amelia MacDiarmid of ON-Brand Partners
I loved reading the inspiring recommendations so much that I had to share them all with you!. Thank you to everyone who came and contributed to such a rewarding evening!
“Do something new every year”
“Make decisions, but then ACT on them”
“Be yourself! Society can be very judging, don’t worry your instincts will prevail”
“Prepare and plan to improve your skills…but…be ready to be spontaneous and take risks when opportunities arise!!”
“Stick your hand up and take every opportunity you see. Exercise regularly. Have boundaries you work to live not live to work”.
“Just keep going. One foot in front of the other and roll with the punches”
“Feel the fear and do it ANYWAY! Act on your decisions”
“Stay true to yourself and your values”
“Spend your time doing what you love….”
“Trying is everything, giving your best matters more than the outcome”
“Be outrageously authentically yourself and be proud of you every step of the way”
“Understand you personal values and stick to them”
“Follow your passion, trust your instincts and lead a balance life”
“Keep asking questions until you truly, truly understand…..”
“Don’t just listen to others, analyse what they have said and consider whether they are right. They may actually be worried about their position. So use the information to plan”.
“Be yourself, you can do anything but can’t do everything”
“You are more than good enough. Believe it”
“If the work compromises you in any way in your happiness or morals or desires, don’t stay a day longer! Take yourself where you are respected and welcomed and where integrity is core.”
“Read Stephen Conveys 7 Habits but particularly his 30 say plan of listening to who you are. Be yourself but with a bit more confidence. Remember you are awesome”.
“Stay true to yourself. Embrace your confidence and never let others erode it or cause you to doubt your ability”.
“A career is something we only make sense of in retrospect”