Asking for a raise is a daunting task for anyone, but it seems harder for women who already make less than their male counterparts and are often penalized for being aggressive in their careers. Forbes cited some key points to help you get that raise you deserve!
In honor of International Women’s Day coming, we at The Career Woman’s Map decide to write about a few of the women that have inspired us and their accomplishments. This particular post is about two of my favorite female authors, both well-known and accomplished in their fields.
The first author I discovered when I was young, after borrowing one of her books from my local library. From then on I was hooked, I couldn’t get enough of her first series and then the second and the third. The world she built and her characters captured my imagination and inspired me to make up my own stories as a child and her heroes inspired me to be strong and courageous myself. The second author I encountered in college through a creative writing course. One of her short stories was featured in the anthology we had to do for class. Rushing to read the story before the class we would discuss it she stopped me in my tracks with her writing. I had to stop and sit down to finish that story and the power of the ideas woven into the story I had just read left me speechless.
The space we work in can have a big impact on how we feel while working and on thus the quality of the work itself. Personally I like to take a minimalistic approach to my work area while making sure the things I always use (like post its) are always on hand. My desk faces a wall so to make my view a little bit better, I made a frame out of blue, sparkly washi tape and stick all my post it notes up there so they’re out of the way but still in sight. Only you know what kind of an environment you work best in and helps you get your creative juices flowing so it’s a good idea to take a look at lots of different workspaces and go after the things about them that personally appeal to you. And even if you don’t have the biggest space to work with, there’s a lot that you can do with what you do have!
One of the most important things we should focus on as working people is money management. In addition to bills like rent, utilities, and other basic necessities, we spend on entertainment, travel, and almost everything else. The best app I’ve used so far has been Mint.
If you make an effort to do something, you learn better and then it becomes harder to forget. But if you just watch a TV you do not need to use your thinking skill. The image, sound, flow of the events is already there. So you just follow the stream which gives you nothing after that moment. But even when you listen to the radio or read a book, it gives you a time to visualize the scenario you just heard or read about. Because you add value in it, evoking your perception. Don’t you like reading? Choose a field you interested in, read a news, magazine related to your hobbies.
Do not feel that you have to read just thick books. Just read anything you can.