When was the last time you celebrated something you accomplished? Was it this week? Maybe last? How many times have you celebrated this month? This quarter? This year?
Do you know when I speak in front of audiences of women and ask the question, on a scale of 1-10, how well do you celebrate your successes, I often hear audible gasps, watch people become shrinking violets in their seats, and divert their eyes away from mine?
So again, I ask YOU, when was the last time you celebrated your successes?
Time and time again, I hear that we as women just don’t do this. We don’t want to be seen as braggadocious, selfish, or self-serving. ENOUGH!!! Seriously, enough. I’m not here to admonish you. I’m here to encourage you to get comfortable.
I’m here to tell you that sister, what you are accomplishing, is magic. There are things happening in the world only because YOU exist. You are bringing ideas to life. You are inspiring people. You are running companies. You are leading teams. You are volunteers extraordinaire. You are the glue holding your family together. You are making change right where you stand. You are creating civic change. You are making this world a better place. YOU ARE!
In this episode of Confidence with Caytie, we’re giving you permission to stop the madness of thinking that celebrating is a four letter word. We’re busting through the myths that celebrating is selfish. I’m giving you my 6 strategies to help you get comfortable celebrating your successes, so you turn celebration into a habit.
Badass Inspiration of the Week:
Sandra Day O’Connor, Retired Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, First Woman Supreme Court Justice, and original shero to my nine year-old self
“If I stumbled badly in doing the job, I think it would have made life more difficult for women, and that was a great concern of mine and still is.”