Does Women’s Tendency to Worry Keep Them from Progressing in Business?
Worry seems to be one of those unfortunate tendencies that a lot of women display. When women first start out in the workforce, they worry about whether they are good enough? Will anyone pay them any money? Will they measure up?
After a woman has been in the workplace long enough and been able to experience the value that she brings to the workplace, she will more than likely own her value. She will also own the fact that what she does has importance. But many times when businesswomen reach this point, other worries start to creep in.
These new worries are often centered on their personal lives. If they are married, they worry if they are being good enough wives, or if their work is taking them away from their husbands? Will they someday regret all the work that they are putting in? What will they end up with when everything is said and done? A failed marriage and finding themselves worn-out?
Then there are women with children, plagued with the constant angst of whether they are doing the mother/business dance right. Either they are not putting enough into business and holding themselves back from their work potential, or they are not putting enough into their kids and will seriously regret it later.
If these women don’t have husbands or children, there is worry whether they will ever find a significant other. Are their businesses or accomplishments holding them back from fulfilling lives? Then there are general worries about relatives and friends and the community. Worrisome lists can go on and on, all diverting productive energy.
The next stage comes when women own their values, know their way around the workplace, and pretty much figure out a workable balance of home life and work life or at least have reached a resolution on these issues.
Not to minimize the values of overcoming traditional worries, but for some women there is a new or more advanced professional worry. In all their accomplishments, is the woman businessperson becoming too hardened? This concern seems to seep in slowly at first.
The image of and worry about becoming too callous is mostly introduced by our culture and how frequently successful business women are portrayed as hard and ruthless, and throw in a couple of other derogatory words. As time and battles pass with a successful businesswoman, she may herself step back and wonder who she has become. Worries that she has changed, and has indeed become colder, “What has happened to me?”
Is it possible for a woman to survive in the current work environment and not develop a thick skin? There are so many scams and politics in the working world, how can a woman survive it all, be successful, and not become thick skinned? At what point will she cross over and become hardened? What will keep her in check from transforming into something that she doesn’t want to be?
If a businesswoman doesn’t worry about becoming hardened, will she inevitably end up that way? If she continues to worry about it, a lot of energy is drained and can even lead to significant problems. If she is concerned about it too much, then she may unconsciously sabotage herself.
What Are The Answers?
A woman in business needs to put checks and balances in place that will alert her if she is going too much in one direction or the other. These safeguards can be both internal and external, self-imposed and/or include help from others. Her body will often be one of the first indicators that inform her that she is working too hard because it will affect her heart and throat chakra issues. Her relationships and how healthy they are, and other signs, will surface and may affect how healthy and happy and productive she is.
Basically, going too hard will desensitize her and cause alienation from people at work and in her personal life. Not having enough “thick skin” will leave her too vulnerable and overly sensitive to the rough and tumble of business and personal life. Just being aware of this issue can help manage the worries and helps to maintain and promote business success and happier relationships.
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