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Is it Possible to Comfortably Move Outside Of Your Comfort Zone?

On the one hand, we can’t start new things, progress, or improve our performance if we don’t step out of our comfort zone. On the other hand, getting out of our comfort zone can cause stress which can affect us detrimentally.

So what do we do? How can we get out of our comfort zone without detrimentally affecting our health?

Our comfort zone is the bulls-eye. It’s where we are and what we’re comfortable with. The comfort zone isn’t necessarily where we’re happiest, but it’s the zone we’re most familiar with.

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Should You Do It With All Your Heart or Not At All?

As a kid, there were lots of things I enjoyed – reading, riding my bike, playing “500” and “running bases” with the kids on my block. There were also lots of things I didn’t enjoy – school, homework, cleaning up.

Unsurprisingly, my mother had a really hard time getting me to do the things I didn’t like doing. And when I finally did do dishes, or my homework,  I always did a crappy job.

The code words that made me feel that I was off the hook

My mother would very easily become frustrated and yell at me, “either do it with all your heart or don’t do it at all.”

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Feeling Depressed About Finding A Job? Here Are 5 Tips to Help You Get Out of Your Rut

fundamental lack of confidence

In her important article about the gender confidence gap, Margie Warrell has pointed out, that whether women are in New York, Australia or anywhere else in the world, women wrestle with self-confidence and it’s holding them back.

If at the outset strong, smart women lack self-confidence, it’s seems only logical that when they search for a job, they’’ll be even less self-confident. In more extreme cases, this lack of confidence can lead women to feel depressed and suck them in a downward spiral.  

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It’s International Women’s Day 2017. What’s the most meaningful thing women can do for each other?

What does it mean to you?

As I meet more women and discuss their choices and success with them, I’m always surprised when successful powerhouse women tell me that they don’t see themselves, or define themselves as feminists. Most of the time, these women tell me they don’t like labels.

And sure. I get that.  Some women don’t want to be pigeon-holed; shoe-boxed; tagged and stored.

But for others, it’s not being labeled that bothers them. It’s that they don’t like or don’t identify with the label, or with some aspect of the meaning of the label.

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Want to be Self-Confident? Love Yourself. Here’s How.

Love yourself

I know that loving yourself sounds hokey. I’m aware of it. And I’m still going to tell you that loving yourself is vital to your self-confidence. As women, we’re not taught to love ourselves, to appreciate our own greatness, or at the very least recognize it. And it’s one of the reasons we sorely lack self-confidence. Think I’m wrong? Think about how many times you undervalued yourself, whether in your relationship, the type of job you settled for, or the clients you allowed yourself to put up with. The list goes on.

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