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This blog is Part 2 of “Beyond Women’s History Month: Calling on Women to Continue Sharing Our Stories” by Maya R. Said of Outcomes4Me. If you haven’t read Part 1 yet, click here to read the first 7 principles that have guided Maya in her career. Read on below as she shares the remaining principles.
Don’t be tempted to rewrite history and always remember what you had to go through to get to where you got to. Life is full of ups and downs, our experiences make us more resilient only if we don’t forget from where we started and we stay connected to every part of ourselves that we have ever experienced.
It will keep you grounded and grateful and will keep your humanity in times when circumstances may be taking it away.
It does not matter if others actually think they are better than you. But, if you do, you will learn something from them, and that will make you a better person.
Own your failures but also your successes – women in particular are pretty bad at this last one. But whether it’s failures or successes, don’t stay there too long, life happens in the present with an outlook to the future not in the past.
It takes a village to get to where you want to go. I cannot start naming all the people that have shaped my life and impacted them but one thing I know is without them and without them investing in me, I would not be where I am today. We are all busy but it’s important to take the time and connect with people, the ones we know and the ones we don’t.
In any negotiation or collaboration, remember that not only you have to win but also the other side needs that too. Otherwise, there is no basis for a lasting relationship. Always try to understand what the other person’s needs are and how they can get what they want while you also get what you want.
Use your hard-earned power to make the world better. Probably one of the recent examples of this that I am most proud of happened during the pandemic. We had applied for a PPP loan and were approved. But we had raised our seed round in January of 2020, and when we saw how many other small businesses were hurting, we decided not to take the PPP loan for ethical reasons – because others needed it more than us. I am very proud of this decision.
You will not be able to reach your full potential if you do not take care of yourself along the way. We are all imperfect mortal beings.
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