Three Recurring Themes

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How to be a Woman on Top: Three Recurring Themes Seen Throughout
Throughout this course there have been a lot of really interesting ideas that have flown throughout each speaker and reading. A lot of these recurring themes are important ideas for women to learn and even to live by. I believe that happiness, positivity, and honesty and three concepts that all aspects of this class have touched upon and I think are eminent to any woman’s success.
The first topic that I found kept reappearing throughout the course, is the idea of happiness, and what it means to strive for happiness in ones career. All of the speakers and books agree on this one idea- happiness is the most important thing when it comes to looking for a job; do what makes you happy.
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It cannot be stressed enough that to be positive in situations, you need to have a positive view of yourself. Just like happiness, achieving this is not as easy as it seems. “The most important relationship you have is the one with yourself. You have to be feeling good about who you are when you look at yourself in the mirror every morning. You need a clear vision of what you want to achieve and an understanding of yourself. What you’re good at-and what you’re not good at. This self-awareness and sense of what you want to achieve will make you unstoppable” (Blalock, 29-30). I truly believe that if you have this down, you can do anything. This is also important when thinking about strengths and weaknesses. A lot of the time it is easy to spot the things we’re bad at, or qualities we wish we didn’t have. Often times we don’t give ourselves credit for what we are good at. One big take away that Jessica Bacal had after writing her book, was that there are lots of ways to be brave, we just don’t always acknowledge or appreciate them. I think this piece of advice is hugely important. If you’re having a hard time or a bad week, and the only thing you do today is get out of bed, that is still an accomplishment; that is still something to acknowledge and be proud of. If you start acknowledging the little things that you do, and loving those little parts of yourself, ultimately it will be easier to love the whole
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