Is success really just about getting sh*t done?

Scene: A room full of ladybadass, accomplished, curious women looking to up their professional game. A professional game that honestly is pretty rad already.

Me: Write down five things you want to be known for professionally.

Ladybadasses: [Frantically writing. Worrying that it’s not good enough.]

Me: How many of you wrote a version of “I’m really great at getting things done” as one of your top responses?

Room full of ladybadass women: 80% or more put their hand up. Every. Single. Time.

If you’ve been to one of my sessions, you’ll know that I then have a little chat with the audience about the importance of being unique. Particularly that while “getting shit done” is an important aspect of your job, being known primarily for “getting shit done” doesn’t help you or your team. (Want to know more about why come to a session!)

I was thinking the other day about this whole idea of “getting things done” and accomplishment, and it’s powerful hold as a tangible measure of success. Why do so many people consider “getting shit done” as a notable feature? Continue reading “Is success really just about getting sh*t done?”

When Connecting on LinkedIn, It’s the Little Things That Count

If you’ve gone through one of my workshops, you’ll know that I can dole out some tough love. Why? Because I can’t imagine anyone wants to spend time with me and come out the other end just average. So I call out examples of average.

One of the most prevalent examples of average I still see is asking for a connection on Linkedin. So often I get the generic “I want to connect with you on Linkedin” message from people I’ve met.

Sigh. Continue reading “When Connecting on LinkedIn, It’s the Little Things That Count”