change

The start of new month is always a good time to incorporate change. As for me, I end my current career and begin a new one. I realize more and more that as I get older, change is not that easy. You question every step, you wonder if the $ is really worth starting over. As a mom the most important thing for me is making sure that I am always there for my kids regardless of where I work. Trying to find a balance between work and home can be a challenge and I know so many women who can relate.

So many people around me questioned my decision on switching my job and that’s when I started to realize how difficult it is for women to change their career or select a career. We always have to consider; Well what about the kids? Will my schedule work with my families needs? So many women choose to stay in stagnant positions because they are afraid of change. I decided to write about this because there needs to be more women working in positions where there is upward mobility. In order to make it to the top you have to be willing to take risks. Weigh out your options and see what you think will work best. Sometimes the unknown will put fear in you, but no one makes it to the top when you base your decisions on fear. When you set your standards low because your afraid of change then don’t expect your compensation to be high. Always……. Always know your value when it comes to relationships as well as your job. Find a position where there is room for growth. And if your working in an environment that makes you unhappy then what are you waiting for to do something about it…. Push for more and don’t be afraid to be aggressive when it comes to negotiating your salary. Many times we sell ourselves short and this is why women still get paid less then men. We need more women in leadership roles and I am confident that if we were much more open to change there would be more Women CEO’s.

Change may not always come easy but I am always looking outside the box to see what the world has to offer me. We must learn to adapt to change and be willing to always keep the change coming.

The price of doing the same old thing is far higher than the price of change –Bill Clinton

Thanks to Luisa Corredor, who has the role in my life as a big sister she always sets the example of Leadership and she has shown me how to always expect more for myself and push my limits in the workplace.

Embrace the change…..Thank you for reading and don’t forget to leave a comment below.fall jclater

2 Comments on Keep the change coming

  1. Tammy
    November 3, 2014 at 7:20 pm (4 years ago)

    Congrats on the changes!!! In sure you will thrive in your new environment.

    Reply
    • jclater
      November 6, 2014 at 4:22 pm (4 years ago)

      Thank you so much Tammy for your kind words!

      Reply

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