These words of wisdom – based on our successes, failures, experiences, yearnings and hopes – come from women alumnae of Brown University.
With hope that they inspire you to take action as you build your life and career, we share them with you today…
- Show, don’t tell
- Know what you can control, and what you can’t
- Put more stuff on your calendar than you can possibly do… then show up!
- Use your skills and interest for good… volunteer
- The more you say it, you become it
- You can have it all, do it all, be it all – but not all three at once
- Being good with people does not mean you are necessarily a good manager
- It’s good to feel a little out of your depth; that means you are learning something
- Talk to anyone; ask people to talk to you
- Say thank-you
- Don’t be afraid of men (it helps you understand and learn from them)
- Take a 6 month “independent study” time off from your career
- Be gentle with yourself
- Ask for help (men do)
- Don’t ever say you can’t do that (men don’t)
- Say “yes” to more to hard things you like and “no” to those things that you don’t
- Do something that motivates you… or you’ll go crazy
- If you believe it can be that awesome, it can be that awesome
- Don’t be surprised by your successes
- There’s never a good time to have children… just do it!
About the Author: Deborah Mills-Scofield is a partner at Glengary LLC, an early stage venture capital firm in Cleveland, OH, and an innovation and strategy consultant. She regularly blogs on various sites in addition to her own, including Harvard Business Review, Switch and Shift, Innovation Excellence and is recognized as one of the top 40 bloggers and tweeters on innovation. Deb is also a board member at the Business Innovation Factory and was a storyteller at BIF-9.