Last night I finished a book I wish I had found (or existed) 10-12 years ago. Maybe my choices would have been different, maybe I'd have achieved things I always thought I deserved but something had been holding me down. I'm not going to get into it, nor analyze chapters or review it. I'm writing this post mostly for myself in order to emphasize some of the points which I found relevant to my life/career/situation/experience
- as long as we don't allow men to run our households women won't be allowed to run companies;
- the beauty of the " impostor syndrome" is you vacillate between extreme egomania and a complete feeling of "I'm a fraud! Oh God, they're on to me ! I'm a fraud"!
- knowing your value and not being afraid to make the others acknowledge that;
- successful negotiation means achieving what you want and continue to have people like you;
- the importance of a MENTOR! Excel and you will get a mentor. I've met fantastic people and definitely can think of them as mentors in different aspects of my life but I have yet to meet someone to inspire me in my entrepreneurial endeavors....maybe I should start looking deeper into that;
- how can I do better? What am I doing and I don't know? What am I doing and I don't see?
- leaders should strive for authenticity over perfection;
- don't leave before you leave!
- make your partner a real partner;
- the Myth of doing it all;
- done is better than perfect!
If later is better than never, then this book has definitely given me some food for thought and valuable insights. I'm far from achieving my goals and currently going through a rough period but maybe keeping your head high, your options open and alertness "alert " is what I needed to hear to keep going and strive for a better tomorrow.I know I'm not the only one and there should be no guilt in following your dreams .