In the past few weeks I have been hearing from women who are feeling totally stuck.
Being at a point in their careers and lives where they have to make a big decision to take a course, to go for the promotion, etc… that impact not only them.
These women are ambitious and want to have exceptional careers and lives, and these decisions were being viewed as at the expense of their families.
Every day I am amazed by the number of incredible, competent, intelligent and driven women who share with me the fact that they question themselves.
Do you ever find yourself:
Second guessing if you are good enough?
Worried that someone is going to realize you aren’t as smart as they thought you were?
Worrying that somebody is going to discover your dirty little secret?
Fearful that you won’t live up to people’s expectations?
I recently went through a low period.
We all do. We are all human.
I had just come off of my high after completing a road show, hosting workshops for female entrepreneurs in cities across western Canada. When I came back, I was accessing my landscape and felt defeated and frustrated by a few things.
The details are irrelevant because what brings me down will be different from you, but I know that you too experience struggle.
The point is, we all experience setbacks. Trying times.
I don’t like the word balance.
I feel that it sets us up for disappointment, and feelings of failure, inadequacy and overwhelm.
In the search for “balance” we often end up simply adding more balls to the ones we are already struggling to juggle.
Spending our everyday just passing ball after ball through the air on autopilot.