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Are You Speaking Up For Yourself Enough?


My daughter Megan recently graduated from the University of San Diego. Being the youngest in the family with two brothers who were Division 1 athletes, and who made it through college seemingly easily and now successfully into the ‘real world’, there have been some big shoes to fill (at least in her mind:). 

I’ve told her over the years that her traits of resilience, determination, hard work, and love for others cannot easily be taught, and those are the traits of some of the most successful people in the world.

I shared with her that greatness is often born from struggle. It’s as if G-d, the universe, or whatever higher power you believe in, wants to give us a big shove, see us fall on our face (maybe a few times), and see how we handle getting up, dusting off, and moving forward to see if we can handle what’s in store for us.

If we learn, grow, and persevere, that seems to be when the magic happens. The next step toward what we are truly capable...

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Podcast Episode #112: "The Importance of Speaking Up and Being Your Own Advocate" - an Interview with Susan Poser

advocate speaking up Jul 20, 2022

The Importance of Speaking Up and Being Your Own Advocate

In case you missed my LIVE interview with the amazing Susan Poser (Vice President of Culture and Engagement at Oracle), here are a few of the wisdom gems she shared:  

  • See setbacks as opportunities instead of something to get discouraged about.
  • You need to be your best advocate.
  • If you’re passionate about something, go for it, even if you don’t have the education or experience. You can learn!
  • Look for jobs that bring you joy.
  • Always be looking for opportunities to build your skill set.

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Download a transcript of Sheryl's interview with Susan Poser.

(Please watch the video above, or click the green arrow button below to begin listening to the Podcast.)

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