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Taking emotion ‘out of it’ is NOT a thing

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I always find it funny when people say, “let’s just take the emotion out of it”. 

 

I know what they mean. They mean, let’s think rationally. 

 

Fine. Great. Let’s do that. 

 

But…

 

Just so you know… emotion is...

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Being prepared vs over-prepared

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Ever notice that you do a lot more prep than other people? 

 

Before a meeting, you spend a lot of time: 

 

  • reminding yourself of ALL relevant background info
  • studying any related know-how and market data
  • anticipating ALL possible questions…

 

When other people...

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Willingness to feel ANY emotion

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How many times have you not gone after something you want, because you fear future failure, embarrassment, disappointment or rejection? 

 

I’m pretty sure we’ve all been there. 

 

I see it come up in career advancement a LOT … we don’t: 

 

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Struggling with networking brain-freeze syndrome?

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“So…what exactly do you do?”

Ever been asked this question at a networking event and experienced total brain-freeze?

Or muttered something incomprehensible? 

EEEEEEEEEK. I’ve been there. 

And it’s a shame. Because if you can’t communicate what you...

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You will NEVER be that guy

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Something I hear from women all the time is…

“I don’t want to be like that guy”. 

That guy who’s arrogant or pushy or LOVES to talk about himself. 

If you have ever thought this. Please believe me when I tell you…

YOU WILL NEVER BE THAT GUY. 

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DO the job you want

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If you’re going after a promotion or looking to get on the track for partnership (or whatever), one of the best pieces of advice I can give you is…

 

DO the job before you ask for it. 

 

Making an investment in you before they know whether you can deliver, is a big...

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What does your career mean to you?

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What does a ‘successful’ career mean to you?

 

When I was a junior lawyer, I knew EXACTLY what it meant.

 

It was what the legal industry told me it was. 

 

It meant qualifying as an associate at a ‘good’ firm, performing ‘above class’ then...

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What’s your BD process?

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What’s your business development process?

How do you originate and grow work for yourself or your firm? 

I ask because lots of my clients are sure they don’t have a ‘process’. 

They tell me they just do things whenever they remember or have the time. 

Maybe...

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So what if you’re a fraud?

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The problem with imposter syndrome is….

Even if we understand the concept - i.e. some people believe they are frauds, when objectively, they’re not….

Lots of us don’t recognise ourselves in that category. 

We still think that WE are the ones who actually ARE...

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What if you already ARE the expert?

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What comes to mind when you think of the word ‘expert’? 

Would you describe yourself as one? 

If you’re not an expert in your field, who is? 

I ask because it blows my mind how many experienced women lawyers DON’T consider themselves experts in their field....

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