This is a call to self-awareness: are we Rambo-ing ourselves?
Energy going out - non-stop efforts - resulting exhaustion - getting back into the saddle and starting again.
Like pretty much everyone else, I know how to do business 'like men do it", which is to say that I know how to work hard, and I know the masculine perspective of "going for the goal" (or is it "gold"? I hear it both ways.), and not backing down, and I haven't had the insider's view from men friends at the so-called top about the other aspects of existing while business'ing.
Those other aspects are surprisingly feminine. Finding ways to get the support one needs to do business without burnout is one of those aspects. I never started at that place, mentally; I was too accustomed to being the support. Going out on my own meant I would be my own support too. Hey, pull yourself up by your own bootstraps! Right?
The feminine is absolutely indispensable, and that feminine is about allowing and receiving.
Allowing oneself time and care in how work is done. Receiving the energetic benefits of that kind of care: increased innovation, the unexpected innovation. Ahhh...what an incredible way to work when one doesn't actually think, "Hey, I'm responsible for the entire thing - including the outcome."
We're not responsible for the outcome, just the quality of the input.
Allowing that truth to exist means that the feminine is now in the house, balancing the experience of work, and of the individual doing that work.
'Tis a far, far better thing I do than I have ever done...working like a woman.
Women's Leadership Coach and Speaker Lori is the author of Call Center Crazy and The Human Solution: Human Solutions to Every "Unsolvable" Business Problem,
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Do you like the idea of breaking those social "should's" that have held you back for too long? Do you like the idea of successfully changing your modes of communication, your business structures, your self-image, and to your quality of life?
Lori Kirstein, Founder
The Goodbye Good Girl™ Project LLC
The Feminine Face of Business
Cincinnati, OH 45205
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