Work Lessons and Life Mottoes

Working full-time has been a great opportunity to really learn. Let me bullet-point a few things I have found to be especially pertinent to career-minded women and to me.
  1. Talk More. We hear all the time that we need to listen more, but it goes two ways: we really do need to talk more. I have spent a lot of time listening and talking with my co-workers about general life issues and specific life problems. I have always loved listening to people, because I feel like I am able to "get the interesting from them" but really it helps me establish myself, my goals and my direction. And I am astounded at how much people just need to be heard aka they need to talk.
  2. Self-confidence. Two office-girlfriends and I have made this picture our new life motto. Women have an uncanny ability to be our own worst enemies. And so, we have all decided enough is enough. We are beautiful, we are smart, we are capable and dammit, the world is going to know it!

  3. Do work. The number one thing I've tell myself is to just do work. No matter how boring, how unrelated it may seem to my long-term goals, or how much I may begrudge it, just get it done to the best of my abilities.


  1. haha I love that picture of the dog!

    I think I have the opposite problem at work because I talk too much!

  2. Haha! I know how that feels!

    Isn't that picture amazing?!