January 31, 2013

10 Rules for Brilliant Women

I found this blog written by Tara Sophia Mohr on Maria Shriver's site.  

"Another one of  these woman-to-woman peptalks", I thought.
This was actually very good.

I have many brilliant women among my friends and 
too often it seems their talent is not coming out the way it should. 
Who to blame? Society? Men? Companies? 
Maybe the answer is found among ourselves. 


Here are the rules shortly. Read the whole blog here

       Tara Sophia Moh

1. Make a pact. No one else is going to build the life you want for you.

2. Imagine it. What is the dream you don’t allow yourself to even consider because it seems too 
unrealistic, frivolous, or insane? Start envisioning it. That’s the beginning of having it.

3. Gasp. Start doing things that make you gasp and get the adrenalin flowing. Go for the gasps and learn how false your inner critic’s narrative really is, and how conquerable your fears.

4. Get a thick skin. Get used to wins and losses, praise and pans, getting a call back and being ignored. 
Work on letting go of needing to be liked and needing to be universally known as “a nice person.”

5. Be an arrogant idiot. Of course I know you won’t, because you never could. But please, just be a little 
more of an arrogant idiot.

6. Question the voice that says “I’m not ready yet.” Jump in the sandbox now, and start playing full out. Find out just how ready you are.

7. Don’t wait for your Oscar. Don’t wait to be praised, anointed, or validated. Don’t wait for someone to
give you permission to lead. No one is going to discover you.

8. Filter advice. Most brilliant women are humble and open to guidance. Interpret feedback carefully. 
Test advice and evaluate the results, rather than following it wholesale.

9. Recover and restore. Acknowledge the steps you’ve taken. Watch your tank to see how much risk-taking juice you have available to you. When it’s running low, stop, recover and restore.

10. Let other women know they are brilliant. Let them know what kind of brilliance you see, and why it’s so special. Watch out for thinking this will “take” too much time – when the truth is it always has huge, often unexpected returns.

Clear a path by walking it, boldly.



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