When I set the intention to make July the month I focussed on Mindset I didn’t think Sydney would be in lockdown.
It’s been an interesting few weeks, and I don’t know about you, but I know I feel the heaviness that is around us at the moment. Businesses that have been forced to close, people worrying about their jobs and wondering if they’ll be ok. Families navigating home schooling again and many of us feeling anxious and worried about what the future holds.
My feelings of heaviness have been compounded with the news that another relative of mine in the UK, someone who was only 18months older than me, committed suicide.
With two family members who have taken their lives in the space of three months I’m recognising how incredibly important it is for us to look after our mind and our emotional wellbeing at this time.
Hearing the news has also given me a healthy dose of perspective – I’d got myself...
Guest Blog Written by Lisa Hodgson - My Curated Life
The stats are clear, around the world, women spend two to ten times more on unpaid care work than men and this inequality is linked to discriminatory stereotypes on gender roles.
The extra visible load is obvious and, to be fair, many men have over the last 10 years picked up more of this load, taking on more cooking, washing, childcare etc.
The ‘invisible’ load
But it is the 'invisible' load that is a bigger issue, the planning, the organising, the decision making around everything that goes into running a household and managing kids. Many women have unconsciously adopted the role of the 'household manager'. There was no recruitment process for the job, societal norms and a lack of awareness has resulted in women adopting this unpaid and often unrecognised role in many homes.
Examples of the ‘invisible’ load
A partner refuses to get the kids dressed because he doesn't know what to dress...
I hadn’t imagined that I’d be talking about narcissism in Episode 30 of the Unstoppable Woman podcast but after attending a recent business retreat in Noosa I knew this had to be the subject I dived deeper into.
Sitting among sixty women all working to grow their business and create the lives that they want to live – I couldn't believe that when it came to idea of stepping into their light nearly every woman was wrestling with her own mind on promoting herself and her business.
When asked why they gave reasons such as "I don’t want people to think I’m a narcissist, that I’ve got this deluded sense of self-importance and a need for admiration".
Nearly everyone had a narrative that said " I why would anyone care about what I’ve got to share and who would listen?".
It got me thinking and self-reflecting. I had this beautiful moment of Sonder. The moment that I realised that everyone was feeling the same way I had (and...
It wasn't until I left my finance career in 2018 and started building my coaching practice that I really began to really understand female psychology and the challenge that's facing the corporate world in getting more women at the top table.
I realised very early on I'd chosen one of the most difficult niches to get to work with.
Because I discovered that.....
Women tend to have a reluctance to invest in themselves
And if your businesses aren't investing in you well it becomes quite the challenge to get a 50/50 gender representation at the decision making table.
Over the time I've been coaching and developing my practice I've noticed these consistent themes come up.
1. "I really want to but it's not the right time" - often it's because it's a really busy time, work is full on and you don't know if you can dedicate the time or the energy.
It's sounds like a regular day for most corporate leaders and those of you that can see the irony will understand it's...