I've been doing some research recently
I've been asking executive women what their main challenges are right now in life and career. (A big thank you to those who have taken part in the research!)
Here's a flavour of what I'm hearing:
"I don't know whether to try to move up or move on."
"Although I objectively know I'm good at my job and a great asset, I don't 'believe' it and it is holding me back in my career."
"I no longer feel passionate about my job."
"I can't find balance between work and play. It's killing my family life."
"I love my job, and I know I'm good at it. My personal life? That's another story!"
AND, (and this one is a biggie for a lot of you:)
"I hate the 'politics', and feeling like I need to 'play the game' to get ahead."
Any of it sound familiar?
Firstly - my heart goes out to you if you're experiencing ANY of these feelings. I get it. I was there, too.
Secondly - know this...
There IS a better way
- to rise above the politics, to find passion and purpose in what you do, to have balance, to have self-belief, to develop self-confidence - whatever "grinds your gears" or keeps you right where you are now.
If you'd like to speak to me about what's going on for you, click here.
If you'd like to take part in the research, click here.