“Guilty Feminist” Podcast

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If you are looking for a new podcast to add to your listening list, we suggest trying a few episodes of the “Guilty Feminist“. We recently listened to “Episode 184: Things We Wish We’d Known with Kate O’Donnell and guests Charlotte Keatley and Jenny George”

One part we loved was at the end of that episode when the host Deborah Foster Wallace says:

“People believe what you tell them.  You tell the story of you and that is what they believe.  Very few people are correcting your story of you.  If you come into a room and say ‘I’m not sure about this but…’, the story you are telling is that ‘I don’t really trust myself’.  Very few people in life will say ‘You don’t trust yourself but I think you should and I’m going to.’  Occasionally someone does and that person is called a mentor. That’s what a mentor is – someone who says ‘I believe in you more than you believe in you.’  You will get maybe two mentors in a lifetime if you are lucky.  Everyone else believes what you tell them.  So tell them the story ‘I trust me’  and people will trust you with more responsibility, opportunity, money, influence, etc.   We need to walk into rooms as though we’ve been invited.  Often we walk into rooms we’ve been invited into and act as though we weren’t.  We’ve got to cut that sh*t out.”

It’s Time To Talk About Money

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Two articles appeared recently discussing the importance of more openly sharing personal salary information as well as financial management strategies. “Build Your Squad For Financial Success” appeared in Entrepreneur and focuses on how women of color can help lift each other up by more openly sharing salary ranges, negotiation tips and business collaboration.

A New York Times piece published the same week entitled, “I’ll Share My Salary Information if You Share Yours” shared how more and more women are openly discussing topics that were historically considered taboo – salaries, stock options, signing bonuses, negotiation tactics and both “dream” and “walk-away” numbers.

Ten Successful Shark Tank Alumni Share Lessons Learned

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While most entrepreneurs will never end up on the reality show Shark Tank, there are interesting lessons to be learned from those who have. From intellectual property protection to accepting feedback to envisioning your outcome to maintaining confidence to believing your gut, this piece on Medium shares important takeaways from ten women who pitched to the “sharks”.

Personal Branding Mistakes Many Women Make

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In this November 19, 2019 article in Fast Company, Natasa Djukanovic of Domain.me discusses four common ways women fail when it comes to personal branding and reputation building. Often, the biggest misses come from women not doing the wrong thing but rather doing nothing. Take a minute to read through the piece and see if you are honoring your own personal brand!