Let’s Empower Other Women

This is something that has been so incredibly prominent in my daily life now more than ever.

So much so that I have joined a Women in Business Club, joined a couple of Girl Boss Blogging Groups, etc.

It’s easy, as women, to see other women as a threat or competition, but in reality we should be working together.

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As I am becoming a young professional, I’m beginning to realize that we need to encourage each other more and more. Joining new groups has opened my eyes to how much potential we have for change.

Today, in the Women In Business meeting I attended, the topic of conversation was:

“Let’s Be Real- About Our Fears”

In this conversation, we discussed our big picture goals and the fears that come with striving for them.

For me, I have always been concerned with the “work/life balance”. Being in this group, it was comforting to know I was not alone in this worry. Many other women voiced the stress that comes with thinking about having a family while striving to become a successful career woman. Other women talked about their choice not to have children and the negative comments that they have received from voicing this. Sadly, these are things many women worry about.

So, being in a group with ambitious women and being able to have open conversations with each other about our dreams and fears is huge. We all have fears and knowing that you have an amazing support group who mutually encourages each other makes working through them much easier.

I want to end this blog post with a Ted Talk that was introduced at the beginning of the meeting. Just some food for thought and advice from the chief operating officer of Facebook and founder of Leanin.org. Definitely check it out!

 

Tomorrow I will post about Podcasts that are based around empowering women- I have been obsessed lately!

Thanks for reading. Let’s inspire and encourage each other today.

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Things to Think About This Morning

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I love mornings mostly because they’re a chance to start again. I wake up with a mindset that yesterday does not exist anymore. And so today, I am a new person.

How you spend your morning quite often determines the quality of the rest of your day. If I wake up late and in a hurry, I become irritated and stressed out and it carries with me for hours.

It is so important in the morning to find time for yourself. This is a great time to find  purpose and motivation for the day.

So this morning here’s what I want you to think about:

How we spend our days is how we spend our lives

simple right? but it’s something we often forget to remember. What you do every day adds up to what your life is.

Goals are what you’re doing everyday

You can’t expect to reach your goals in one day (depending on what your goal is). It requires time and patience. It’s in what you do everyday. What will you do today to work toward your goals?

What you are doing is either adding to your life or subtracting from your life

Think about what you can do today that will add to your life. It can be working toward accomplishing something or it can be spending time with your favorite people. Whatever, in your mind, that is adding to your life do more of it and whatever is subtracting, do less of it or get rid of it.

And finally ask yourself: How do I want to feel today?

You know the things that make you feel good and the things that leave you feeling unfulfilled or regretful. Plan your day according to how you want to feel. Picture a perfect day in your world and act accordingly. Does being kind to others make you feel good? Limiting social media use? Regularly getting up and walking? Think about all of these things before getting your day started!

Thank you for reading. Happy Saturday 🙂

 

How an Inspiration Board Changed my Life + What I Included in it

At the beginning of every semester, I write a list of goals I want to accomplish. I write them in a notebook, shut it, and forget about them. By the end of the semester, I look back on these goals to realize I didn’t accomplish any of them. So what is my new approach that has already worked better in the three weeks that I’ve used it compared to the years I spent writing them in a notebook? Inspiration Boards.

What I Did:

I grabbed an unused poster board from my room and decided it would work. From here, I added 6 different things to create my inspiration board. Here’s a list of what I included and how they will help you:

  1. My ideal weekly schedule: It will help you picture exactly what you need to do in a week to get closer to your goals.
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  3. A list of every single goal I had whether I thought it was possible to accomplish or not. When you read them, they will be fresh on your mind and you will subconsciously attract things that help you get there.
  4. A monthly calendar: I use this as a chain calendar. How does it work? When you do what you’re supposed to do for the day example: you went to the gym, then you mark an “X” on the calendar date. This is proven to keep you motivated to follow through everyday because you will want to avoid losing your streak.photo
  5. Pictures: Visualize. Visualize. How can your dreams come true if you can’t visualize them? “every skyscraper was once a drawing or a vision, same for your dreams- they can’t come true unless you have a clear vision of what they look like” ba9a3f3222e8e4038dc55bcccbc49991
  6. A touch of Aesthetic. Make it cute so you actually want to look at it!

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Why has this worked?

I put the inspiration board somewhere where I know I will always see it: on my desk.

I look at it every morning and it reminds me that every single day counts in making my dreams come true. It ensures that my goals will not be forgotten. The quote and photos keep me motivated, the weekly calendar reminds me what I need to do to achieve these goals, and the monthly calendar holds me accountable.

 

I hope this  inspires you to make your own inspiration board. They are seriously life changing.

Also, let me know if you have any advice for other things that I can add to my inspiration board!