[Career Promotion Myth #10] If I say yes to everything, I’ll get promoted

Maybe… but chances are that you’ll burn out too!

There is plenty of research on the fact that women need to be both likeable and competent to raise to board and CXO levels.

So, even when you are not conscious of this fact, you may know it “in your gut”. What’s more, people around you will reinforce that belief. For example

- Expecting you to be the “feelings doula” of the group: Burden you with their personal problems because “as a woman” you are supposed to always be available to lend a compassionate ear.

- Be the group personal assistant: Need to order catering? Organize the birthday cake?

- Be understanding when you’re passed over for a promotion.

If you’ve been struggling to get a promotion for some time, it’s easy to question yourself and focus on “what else should you be doing?” rather than “what should you stop doing?”

[Back to you] What’s the one thing you will stop doing this week in order to get a career promotion?

Let me know in the comments!

Remember, 𝗬𝗼𝘂’𝗿𝗲 𝗻𝗼𝘄 𝟮.𝟱 𝗺𝗼𝗻𝘁𝗵𝘀 𝗮𝘄𝗮𝘆 𝗳𝗿𝗼𝗺 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗲𝗻𝗱 𝗼𝗳 𝟮𝟬𝟮𝟮. 𝗬𝗼𝘂’𝗹𝗹 𝗻𝗲𝘃𝗲𝗿 𝗵𝗮𝘃𝗲 𝘁𝗵𝗼𝘀𝗲 𝗺𝗼𝗻𝘁𝗵𝘀 𝗯𝗮𝗰𝗸 𝗶𝗻 𝘆𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗹𝗶𝗳𝗲.

Don’t know where to start? Need inspiration? Encouragement? Review my earlier posts on career promotion myths or go to the link below where I’ve grouped them all.