Badass Professional Women Don't #4: Accept the Hand You're Dealt

This is the fifth post in an 8-part series on the 7 Things Badass Professional Women Don’t Do.  Previously, we’ve talked about how badass professional women don’t put their head down and work harderdon’t compare themselves to others, and don’t say yes.

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Now I want to talk about a real game changer – the notion that you can call the shots and create the change you want to see in your life.

This is actually the biggest breakthrough I see most of my clients have.

We become so accustomed to the idea that our situation is fixed or static and that we have to operate within the rules.

Rules created by our employer.

Rules created by society.

Rules created so you can be just like everyone else.

Guess what?

There is always some wiggle room.

You are never truly stuck.

Your ideal, dream scenario may be out of reach today, but there are always small tweaks you can adopt to make things more bearable and get you closer to what you want.

The problem many women face is that they don’t ask “what if.”

What if you did things differently?

What if you told your boss that you really can’t take on another project?

What if you told your husband that you can’t make dinner 4 nights a week?

What if you told your friend you can’t make it to her daughter’s third birthday party on Sunday?

I promise you the world won’t stop.

In fact, you will find you can have more.

More of what you want.

But you have to know what it is you want and ask for it. 

It’s up to you to create the space in your life to make this happen.