Working Moms…Are You Playing Small In Your Career?
Hi my fellow ambitious, working Mamas!
Speaking of light…I wanna know…Are you letting yours shine as brightly as possible in your career? Or, are you holding back your truth. I talk to incredibly ambitious Moms all day long, and I’ve noticed a theme. Not with everyone, but a good portion of us. I want you to be honest with yourself right now. If you can’t be honest, there’s no point. Right? So, be honest:
Have you ever avoided asking for a promotion because you think it would mean more work, which, in turn, would mean less time with your children?
Have you ever stayed in a steady, solid salary job because you think if you go somewhere else, you’d have to start over, jeopardizing your role as a Mom?
Have you ever put on hold having another baby because you think your boss won’t take you seriously if you add to your brood?
Have you ever been afraid to ask for flexible hours because you might hear the word NO?!
Have you been dreaming about starting your own business, but you can’t possibly figure out how you would get it all done and be a Mom?
If I’m really honest with myself, there was a time I when I answered YES to most of these questions. As a result, I would end up self-sabotaging myself. I would play small. Can you relate? Sigh. From one ambitious working Mother to another, I said goodbye to this way of living quite some time ago and it was one of the best decisions I made. If this resonates with you, I invite you to do the same.
Can you give yourself permission to listen to the quiet voice inside of you (intuition), begging to be liberated and let it speak it’s truth? Start by writing down the first thing you hear. Don’t judge it. Don’t ignore it. Imagine yourself activating whatever it is that came forward.
Answer this question.
How would you experience life more truthfully?
I coach working women all day around this very topic, so please know if you feel stuck. I’m here for you and would love to support you in taking the plunge, however that may look for you. We have a responsibility to share our best versions with the world and, most importantly, with ourselves.
Tweet this: “Always be a 1st rate version of yourself; not a 2nd rate version of somebody else” Judy Garland cwma.ma/playsmall
Remember the song, ‘This Little Light Of Mine…’ now would be a perfect time to listen to it again!