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Stop taking your thoughts so seriously

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If you’re struggling with self-doubt or imposter syndrome at work. 

I have something to offer. 

 

Stop taking your thoughts so seriously.

 

Look, our brains are our biggest asset.

 

And they're on our side

 

BUT… 

 

There’s still some...

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Sponsors vs mentors

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Do you know the difference between a sponsor and a mentor? 

Of course, these things are all just made up, but given the terms are used by firms these days, I want to give you a word of caution.

By my definition:

  • a mentor is someone who gives you the benefit of their experience. They give...
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You got options...

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Do you remember those boys you used to know, who had some swagger? 

On nights out, they would lean coolly against the bar, survey the scene, and say …  

“I got options”.

To be honest, I wasn’t convinced they had as many options as they...

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Your reputation at work

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Do you know what reputation you have at work? 

Will it help you get to where you want to go? 

I ask because I think as junior lawyers we build a certain reputation, but I’ve seen it start to backfire on women once they reach a certain level. 

Here’s the thing I want you...

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3 Things NOT to do in your next review

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NUMBER ONE  

Going into the review without an agenda of what YOU want to accomplish.  

Do NOT rely on your boss to come up with the agenda.  

In my experience, the most useless reviews are where neither side has done any prep, so it’s just a random chat about...

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They're not paying you for knowing everything..

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I’ve realised that a lot of my clients have a total misconception about why they’re being paid their salary. 

And it’s making them question whether they really ‘deserve’ it.  Cue self-doubt; over-working; not thinking they’re capable of next level...

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Keep going. You'll DEFINITELY get there.

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If you’re doubting yourself right now and wondering whether you have the energy or ability to achieve your big goals, I just wanted to let you know that you’ll definitely get there.

Keep going! 

I may not know your exact circumstances, but here’s what I do know.

The more...

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Talking about your value is NOT arrogance

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 If I had a dollar….

For every time a woman told me that she found it uncomfortable to talk about her strengths or ambitions, because she didn’t want to seem ‘arrogant’.

Then I would be a VERY rich woman.

The truth is that we’re socialised as women to avoid the...

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4 Steps to Reduce Overwhelm

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Hey there

Are you feeling a bit overwhelmed right now?

Perhaps there’s a lot going on at work or you’re finding it tough juggling work and personal commitments. Perhaps the pandemic means you’re dealing with a lot of change in your day-to-day routine or some uncertainty about...

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5 things I had to STOP doing to make partner

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Wherever you are in your career journey, it’s worth thinking about what you’ll need to STOP doing (or believing) to get to where you want to be next.

For me, on my journey to partnership I had to stop:

  1. Comparing myself to other people
  2. Trying to be ‘perfect’
  3. Minimising my...
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