It just occurred to me that the greater majority of my mentors and associates are women…It makes sense, because all I know is strong women like my mom, grandmothers, aunts, cousins ,biological sister Sharon , my adoptive sister Tahnia, and my cousin/big sister Willistine. So surrounding myself with strong women has been an asset. Let’s examine why you should maybe consider who is around you guys.
Here are the top 4 reasons why.
Reason 1– Women are very intuitive and nurturing- You see when you are around personalities that see in your life and personality things you don’t see, you will be light years ahead than just going it alone. They look for the strength in others not just ‘perceived’ weaknesses.
Reason 2– Women are effective communicators- They are thorough and know the importance of measuring what they say and how they say it…Guys I know we can be the opposite BUT having a great communicator on your team is a true asset in your business dealings and offers balance.
Reason 3 Women are mentally and emotionally tough- A woman in a leadership position has to be that way to get pass the male dominated world that can be very chauvinistic. A woman of color has to be even more of a force. Women in those positions know the scars and their worth so you should never question that.
Reason 4 Women are practically competitive- Women are competitive, yet guys we can struggle shutting down that competitive side of us. I have saved years of struggle with a more collaborative approach as opposed to a competitive approach. Women have taught me what gets you ahead faster is not compromising on harmonious relationships for petty oneupmanship and empty victories. They invest their time fighting the right battle.
Guys don’t get it twisted, we can learn some things too.And it is a growing trend.