The message to women at work: pretend to have a man’s body and you will succeed. Never discuss period cramps, ew gross, this is a business setting! Don’t talk about menopause or maybe it’s time to be replaced! Pregnancy? A personal problem. Hide it all. Pretend to not be nauseous, that’s more convenient to us. Jump back in right after birth, yes bleeding and weeping, just don’t show us your rawness or tears. What now you need to leave a meeting to “empty your breasts”? We don’t want to know that!
And, we did, we hid our womanhood. We hid our motherbodies. We all did. We had to, out of of survival.
And at the same time, we see the praise of the fathers for doing the same things we do at home. “Your husband changes diapers? And wakes up with the babies? Wow you’re so lucky.” Am I? I’m working through periods and pregnancy and postpartum and pumping. And I ALSO have to pretend like it’s no big deal. Am I “so lucky” that my partner is capable of the SAME functions of parenting as me? That he’s capable of using his hands to make sandwiches and and his body to comfort OUR children just like me? Or should that just be the expectation just as I’m expected to work like I have a man’s body.
Hustle culture ends up putting people under heaps and heaps and heaps of work pressure in the long run if they undertake too many things without even first developing good working habits. Don't throw yourself under that bus. It starts with you just taking one task, finishing it, then take two, then three, then you learn how to juggle. Don't just jump into it. Time management takes time.
1- Wake up early!
2- Have a clear idea of all tasks needed to be done for the day
3- Arrange a quick little schedule for the day if you haven't already
4- Stick to the schedule!
Rinse and repeat. As soon as you wake up early things get easier
There isn't just enough time for everything on our to-do lists and there never will be.
Successful people don't try to do everything.They learn to focus on the most important tasks and make sure those get done.They eat their frogs.
🔸There's an old saying that if the first thing you do each morning is eat a live frog, you'll have the satisfaction of knowing you're done with the worst thing you'll have to do all day.
🔸For Tracy, eating a frog is a metaphor for tackling your most challenging task but also the one that can have the greatest positive impact on your life.
🔸"Eat That Frog !" shows you how to organize each day so you can zero in on these critical tasks and accomplish them efficiently and effectively.