“What Would You Do If You Were’nt Afraid?”
Many clients I see are very successful in the workplace and enjoy their careers.
Having a baby can introduce real feelings of conflict you may not have been expecting; as you struggle with leaving your current “baby” your career, and have mixed feelings about returning to work after giving birth.
Even if becoming a mother feels exactly right and it’s your time to take a break (however long, short, permanent or not) in your career, Sandberg has been there. She’s juggled her own pregnancies with a high flying career and has some very sound advice and views on equality. Why she believes we have too few women in the boardroom and how this impacts us all. I believe, not realising your full potential in whatever arena that is, isn’t good for you or the World overall.
As Facebook’s COO, Sheryl Sandberg has first-hand experience of why having more women in leadership roles is good for business as well as society. I recently caught the end of an interview with her and Oprah and I have to say the 5 minutes were enough to make me want to fully read the book (it’s been in my library for a while) and her question “What Would You Do If You Were’nt Afraid?” is a great one to ask yourself. Becoming a mother you often have to face many fears and stand up for your own beliefs as you navigate parenthood.
This year without warning, I had to face a horrendous situation and I still feel its repercussions. The upside now? My day-to-day fears seem silly in comparison. But I’m still not living the life I dream of so I’m working out what else I would do if I wasn’t afraid – and then as Sheryl advises, I’m going to go do it!!