When things are easy, momentum has a habit of slowing down. When tragedy strikes, we often feel we just don’t want to do anything and so momentum can be lost. We know we should be moving forward, but what do we do when we can’t find momentum.
But if we condition ourselves to always be focused on momentum it makes us better and stronger and helps us overcome even the worst case scenarios.
Sheryl Sandberg,the chief operating officer of Facebook and author of “Lean In,’’ delivered the commencement speech at the University of California, Berkeley, on Saturday. She said “It’s the hard days that determine who you are”.
Well said. Fortunately or unfortunately, it’s true.
I often remember seeing people on TV after they have experienced tragedy whether they had an illness, a death in the family, or a financial or emotional challenge. Whatever the situation, they always said it made them better,...
I remember I once asked a CEO if he ever looked in the mirror and thought “I can’t believe they actually think I can do this job!” he looked at me surprised and smiled and said yes! I couldn’t believe it! I thought it was just me that had silly random thoughts.
It’s called Imposter syndrome and sometimes no matter how much you have studied, trained and achieved success it rears its ugly head. The syndrome makes you feel like you are a fraud even when you’re not and you worry you will be found out soon!
Everyone suffers from it at one time or another. Actors, Writers, Sports Figures and probably some doctors, although I like to think that it never crosses the minds of the world’s best Neurosurgeons!
This week I was quite surprised to learn that I’ve been nominated for the RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Of The Year Award.
My first reaction was “Wow that’s amazing!” My second reaction was “Why would they nominate...