Before my baby, I worked full intention of growing my career and going after what I had determined success looked like - the "C-Suite." Yet, quickly after my daughter was born, I realized my priorities had shifted and MY definition of success, at least for the next year, had changed. But when I went back to work after maternity leave, not only did I expect myself to be the same "worker" most of my colleagues did too!
So I would like to challenge all new moms to be thoughtful and intentional as you re-brand yourself as a Working Mom.
- What has changed for you as a working mom? Have your priorities shifted at all? Do you need to rethink your core values or how they show up in your career?
- Be intentional! It's normal to feel as though you have to go back to work and prove yourself over and over again - sometimes even to yourself that you can be the employee you were before you left. But guess what - you are NOT - and that's ok! What does need to change for you? Where do you need to make shifts in how your approach your work or set up boundaries.
- Re-evaluate your "Why" - Why do you work? Why is it important to you to work? What's the value you bring your customers/clients? What's the value you bring home as a working mom? Knowing your Why will make you more excited and connected to your work!
- Here at Live.Work.Lead. we are on a mission to support women in transition, especially new moms and we are working on building up a new community focused on the professional career women turned professional career working mom! I'd love your feedback!
What are the two things you struggle with most as a working parent or that are you worried about as a soon to be working parent?
Send us your thoughts and feedback as we build Babies.Bosses.Balance.
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