Growing up in this day and age is tough. You are expected to look, dress, speak, think, and behave a certain way -- all of which are heavily contingent on the environment in which you have grown up. In my strict, traditional Chinese household, it was a foreign concept to be proud of any achievements.
You know you have a book in you, and you know you should write it. It'll help you gain authority and visibility, it will get you in front of the right people and drive clients and business to you. But you just can't seem to get it done. In all other things in your life, you're a diligent hard worker. What is it about writing a book that makes it seem impossible?
One of the biggest sources of that doubt about women's abilities comes from women themselves. The next time you shy away from a promotion or an opportunity in favor of sticking with what you know or what you've been told you're good at, reconsider. Knowing what works can be comfortable. It can also be an easy way to go nowhere.
When it comes to the latest marketing trends or figuring out which designer decided flared pants should make a come back, Google always delivers. When it comes to solving my most frustrating career challenges, not so much. This is why I decided to take a more "old school" approach -- I asked a real life person, whose career and personal choices I admire and value for their advice.