Joanne: The first thing is: You’re not a victim. You’re a victor. I’ll say it again. You are a victor. Receive that in your spirit. You are moving toward the best version of yourself. This stumbling block—whatever it is—is a steppingstone to take you where you need to be. Things happen in life that we have no explanation for. We don’t understand it. But in retrospect, it makes sense. Everything has a purpose. And on the other side, there is victory. So, know that you’re moving toward the best version of yourself. This is not a period. It is a comma. That’s the first thing.

The second thing is this: In corporate America, which is a unique animal in and of itself—finding mentors is helpful. Find those folks in the organization who believe in your talent and have thirty minutes to an hour, perhaps once a month, or maybe once a quarter, for you to check in with. That can be a great resource. It can also be beneficial to attend seminars and other peer group organizations to give you exposure to what other people are doing. I think part of it is being exposed to other areas that are similar to yours, but not exactly. This helps you to expand your horizons. >

Read more on page 84 in the latest issue of Flourish Digital Magazine.

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