Monthly Archives: January 2014

Let it go

I’ve started in a new field two weeks ago. I think I have done “too much” to impress my new colleagues. In last few days, I was very regretted and feel sorry about myself. Then I talked to friends and family, I realised that I should let it go. I think, sometimes, you need to shut up and be quiet to think about what you really need to do.

Not saying be rude and arrogant, but humble and friendly. Then use your work, team sprit, outcome to be your approval.

So, for now, let the pass go. Doesn’t matter what you did, the hard work will speak for you.

Embrace the fear

I have accepted a senior position recently. It’s very exciting. However, I am very nervous.

I assume it is common among young women who are on the way up the corporate ladder. We are just not confident enough. We don’t doubt our capabilities but we are concerned about what other people think. It is almost like we need someone to hold our hands, pat our heads and say you will be fine.

I think we should learn how to be confident without consulting unnecessary support. It is ok to step up within our capacity. It is ok to say to yourself that you are ready, because we know we ARE! We don’t have to receive everyone’s acknowledgement before we reach out. Sometimes, just take it as a ride and you know you will survive!

But, always appreciate the support along the way from family and friends. You know you won’t make it without them.