I’m working on my Success Steps—lessons from thirty-three ultra-achieving women in What I Know Now About Success. Each woman picked a time in her life when she was struggling, or when success seemed very far away. Then we collaborated on a letter to her younger self, containing a message about success that she wishes she’d known at that moment.
Now I’m taking these lessons to heart by trying to apply them, week by week, to my life and my small (but fun and growing!) company. Where will we be at the end of thirty-three weeks? Keep an eye out here and let me know how I’m doing….
Now for the very first lesson, from the very first woman in What I Know Now About Success: Sharon Allen, the Chairman of Deloitte. What do Deloitte, with nearly $11 billion in annual revenues, and my company, with—ahem, never mind—in revenues, have in common?
Ah, that is what I’ll contemplate this week as I employ the key message she sent to her younger self. “You can expand your network and visibility within the firm no matter where you are.”
Does this mean I should work harder on publicity? Or add to my Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter networks? I’ll report back on Friday. In the meantime, I’m open to pointers.