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Why Women Are Unhappy in Their Corporate Jobs

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Why So Many Women Are Unhappy in Their Corporate Jobs

Are you happy with your job right now? Odds are, if you’re like the majority of American women, you’re not quite satisfied with your job.

Why is that?
Well, there are several reasons why many women are dissatisfied with their jobs. Here are some of the most common reasons.

Lack of opportunity
Sadly, even if you’re going above and beyond in your work, for many women advancement or other exciting careers opportunities seem perpetually out of reach.

Lack of challenging work
If you feel your job is boring, you may be wishing for more interesting and challenging work. People are happier when their work allows for and appreciates their skills and hard work.

Lack of flexibility
In today’s world, job flexibility is more important than ever. However, most corporate jobs don’t offer much flexibility to their workers, which may be making you feel restless or even trapped in your job.

Lack of purpose
If you’re like many women in corporate fields, you may wake up with dread each weekday. If you feel like there’s no higher purpose to your work it’s hard to feel like you’re doing something worthwhile, which in turn, makes for some depressing thoughts as you scarf down your 15-minute lunch.

I know that I experienced all of these “lacks” myself in my own corporate pharmaceutical job. These “lacks” started to affect my life outside of work, making me dispirited, physically tired, and putting a damper on my Sundays because I spent the whole day dreading Monday.
I don’t think anyone should have to live like that.

That’s why I decided to quit my job and start my own business. It’s been the most liberating things I’ve ever done in my life. Yes, entrepreneurship has its difficult spots, but those “lacks” are filled in and my life has more meaning and satisfaction!

Read my “about” page for more details about how I became a successful entrepreneur!

The Rise of Women Entrepreneurs: 3 Reasons Why

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According to Inc. Magazine, female entrepreneurship is on the rise. The growth has been slow, but steady. It’s an exciting time to be a woman entering the world of entrepreneurship and here’s why:

Women Are Natural Entrepreneurs

 Entrepreneurship in the digital age requires high-level communications skills. Many studies have shown that women have an advantage to men in this particular business skill. This makes them great negotiators and well equipped to expand their network and sphere of influence to grow their businesses.

Women Want Freedom and Flexibility

Being an entrepreneur is by no means an easy job, but it is rewarding. One such reward is the ability to own your time and be your own boss. Motherhood creates the need for flexibility for a great many women, and entrepreneurship provides an avenue for that freedom. Many women entrepreneurs have even made it a family affair, and launched businesses that target children or other mothers, allowing them to blend their businesses and family lives.

 Women Problem Solve Differently

 When women are faced with challenges, they’re more likely to seek outside counsel to solve them. They’re more open to accepting opinions outside of their own and finding alternative solutions. This is a vital and important skill in the world of entrepreneurship, where getting ahead often means taking a non-linear path.

 

Despite, all the reasons why entrepreneurship is a natural fit for women, the numbers aren’t as high as they should be. Inc. also reported that 48 percent of women entrepreneurs found the lack of female mentorship to be a determining factor.

I understand the importance of having the right mentor for your business as I faced my own struggles with launching a business.

As women in business, we face unique challenges, but that’s not reason enough to be deterred. The right mentor or business coach can help navigate these challenges smoothly, and guide you on the right path to entrepreneurship.

 

 

 

 

The Power of Negativity

The Power of Negativity and How to Reverse it Permanently

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Negativity is a truly dangerous thing.

All it takes is one negative thought to creep in and it can quickly spiral into a dreary outlook that can last days, months – even years.

There are times in our lives when things will inevitably be darker than others. Setbacks in our businesses, careers, and lives can easily trigger negativity that can be difficult to change.

To overcome this, here are some steps you can take right now to overcome negative beliefs and thinking:

Remove Your Energy Blocks

You can start the first exercise in removing energy blocks right now by closing your eyes. Imagine money, time, lifestyle weren’t a factor. What would you truly want to do? See yourself without any care in the world, no boss, no bills, no responsibilities… just a blank canvas of life lying out in front of you. Let the joy of that moment fill you.

Now, this is the hard part.

You need to carry that happiness with you every day, so it doesn’t just go away when you go to work, or when you come home.  There is the positive energy behind every feeling and the goal is to get rid of the negative energy.

Use the Law of Attraction

The Law of Attraction is the belief that by focusing on positive or negative thoughts a person brings positive or negative experiences into their life.

Everything in the universe has energy and vibrates. We all need to awaken to the knowledge that we have no limitations. The Law of Attraction emphasizes the belief that we must be happy to get what we want in life and be at peace with ourselves, and then wealth and everything else comes into your life.

Negativity affects all of us at some point in our lives. The key is to recognize it and employ the right technique to recognize it and take the necessary steps to remove it.

May your month be positive, energized, and abundant.

 

 

Sometimes You Just Have to Press the Reset Button

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Why is it that nowadays we are so quick to press the reset button on our devices when they aren’t functioning properly but we won’t press the reset button in our minds and bodies when we’re stuck in a rut?

I know what you’re thinking… humans don’t come built with reset buttons….

That’s where you need to get creative!

In my opinion, the best way to recharge is to connect with Mother Nature, so that’s exactly what I did…for two and a half weeks.

I visited Denali National Park, took a seven-day cruise through the inner channel waterways from Seward, Alaska to Vancouver, Canada and visited the Butchart Gardens in Victoria. After that, I continued on my journey to Banff National Park, Lake Louise, and Jasper National Park.

I walked on glaciers, witnessed incredible wildlife, flew over picturesque lands in helicopters and seaplanes, and met the most amazing individuals on the way.

This was one of the most memorable vacations I have ever been on.

Living in Miami, Florida, the hustle and bustle of city life can be very exhilarating. The only problem is that after a while, city dwellers can easily get bogged down by the noise, pollution, and overpopulation. Unfortunately, all of these elements clutter the mind and body. In order to truly connect with yourself on a deeper and more spiritual level, you need to unclog all city build up.

This is where that metaphorical reset button comes in. Get out there and be one with the great outdoors! The air is crisper and cleaner, and the sounds are soothing and meditative. The experience is truly cleansing.

I know it can be hard to get away from the routine of your life, but you must also realise the importance of investing in yourself.

Studies show that connecting with nature boosts creativity and improves health. One study at the University of Kansas found that young people who backpacked for three days showed higher creativity and cognitive abilities. Also, people in hospitals who can see a natural landscape have been shown to get better faster.

Amazing right?

Now, what are you waiting for? Go take a hike!

Maria Le Cuyer today

No one ever excused his way to success

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“If only I was slimmer”

“If only I was happier”

“If only I was more successful”

If only, if only, if only…..

If some of these “if only’s” resonate with you, you may be suffering from Excusitis.

By definition, the word “excuse” means, “to try to remove blame from,” implying then, that to make an excuse requires thought and intention. It is something we do on purpose, not something that happens to us. Ah ha!

That being said, I’d like to challenge you to view chronic excuse making, a.k.a Excusitis, as a mindset as opposed to internalising it as an illness. Having Excusitis, my friends is a choice!

You might be suffering from Excusitis if you are consistently deferring responsibility, failing to accept greater responsibility, and/or placing every bit of blame on anyone or anything other than yourself.

It may be that you are fearful and underestimate your intelligence and talents.

Maybe you are always focusing on the failures of your past, or maybe you’ve been thinking so negatively for so long that you actually believe you’re inadequate.

But guess what……

Excuses are acutely different from legitimate reasons, and when we aren’t careful we can often disguise excuses as reasons, so it’s important to both know and understand the difference.

To get a better sense of this, try to separate the following list into two categories: Reason vs. Excuse.

  1. I didn’t exercise yesterday because I didn’t have enough time in my busy day
  2. I didn’t exercise yesterday because I didn’t prioritise my day properly
  3. I’ll never be able to get a high paying job because I don’t have any qualifications
  4. I’ll never be able to get a high paying job because I don’t take the time to invest in my future and in myself.

You were probably able to tell that the even numbered reasons were legitimate while the odd numbered reasons were not; they were simply excuses.

I highly recommended these two exercises!

1. Take the time now to list some of the common excuses you tend to make in your life. Now dig deeper and try to understand the underlying reasons you’re making these excuses.

2. Next try this: any time you catch yourself about to make an excuse, replace it with a legitimate reason instead.

The minute you make the decision to be honest with yourself and put these exercises into practice, you’re laying the right foundation to altering the toxic mindsets that are holding you back in life.

It takes a lot of courage to admit our own pit falls, but awareness is the key to change.

You have the ability to turn “If only” into “I WILL” the moment you kick your Excusitis to the curb!