I love this time of year. It is a fresh start. If you didn’t like last year, it is behind you now. If you did well last year, then your confidence and esteem has organically expanded and you move on to do more of that this year.

I don’t believe in New Year resolutions though. They don’t ‘stick’ and there is heaps of evidence and statistics that show that. Rather I choose to focus on my vision and my ‘why’ because we each have a purpose in being here. What is yours?

All of us are here to be successful, however we define that. And it is you that must define that for yourself, no one else. If you would like a copy of the free infographic I have designed for you on the 4 easy steps to have the successes you want this year, then click below. You will also received my regular blogs which you can unsubscribe from any time if you wish.

In our careers, women usually define success in a non-linear way. This contrasts with the traditional career path, step-by-step, ever rising upwards (whatever that was deemed to be). Perhaps in our early career life this was a strong motivator for us, but usually that evolves over time.

Women commonly shape successes in a more holistic manner of personal and professional fulfillment. We have a strong tendency to embrace collaboration, empathy, humility, flexibility and connectivity over competition, power and productivity. Relationships take more of a center stage as does our desire to be true to ourselves.

In this post, I am sharing the stories of 4 successful career women. Click on their names to link to their stories.

These are not celebrities because at times we run the risk of being intimated by the likes of Oprah Winfrey, Sheryl Sandberg, Maya Angelou, JK Rowling, Marianne Williamson, Arianna Huffington and the likes.

Instead, these are powerful stories because they could easily be your story or mine, and perhaps they are, or there will be elements in each of them that align with your own experiences in someone.

Juggling a career and motherhood

  1. Brenda Wingfield

Brenda talks about how mothers think out of the box, how discriminatory attitudes are changing and gives us some great ‘do’s and don’ts’.

On how success can follow failure

  1. Natalie Jill

After losing everything Natalie went on to earn over $1million. She shares what was important as: finding herself, starting a plan, holding herself accountable and creating a dream team.

Finding the career you love

  1. Vanessa Kearney

Vanessa talks about the draw card, how she looked towards her future, the importance of a support system and gives some advice.

New career at age 62 years

  1. Alice Longworth

Alice’s story rings true for many of us, in that we come to a point where we know it is time for a change. So she shares her experience about new directions, new skills, transitioning, challenges, motivator and gives us some advice.

 

There are many, many stories for us to learn from, share with and take encouragement from. I urge you to talk with the women around you that inspire you. Always be a learner, listen and you will be gifted wisdom and practical ‘how to’s’ to claim your own successes this year.

I would really love to hear your success stories, so please share in the comments below.

 

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