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[Thrive Global] Caring Too Much About Other People’s Opinions

By August 20, 2020April 3rd, 2022No Comments

Caring too much about the opinions of others held me back in my career.

Can you say the same?

The fact that 11 other female founders also contributed to this Thrive Global article tells me that most of us probably aren’t (or weren’t at some point) functioning at our highest capacity.

And even when we charge forward and take the leap, we don’t talk enough about the fear and the vulnerability that we feel in the process.

My pivot to the Lady Engineer® in 2017 wasn’t without tears and a huge shadow of fear. After all, I was thumbing my nose at the entire Silicon Valley establishment.

I was afraid that no one would agree or see things from my perspective. Or worse, I was afraid that no one would care what I had to say. I was afraid that by saying loudly, “The Silicon Valley startup blueprint is ALL WRONG” was going to backfire

Are the opinions of others holding you back in some way right now? How can you maneuver around that roadblock and get to where you need to be?

 

Read the full article on Thrive Global here.