“If you want something said, ask a man. If you want something done, ask a woman” – Margaret Thatcher, former British prime minister
Margaret Thatcher, known as the Iron Lady for her no-nonsense tough approach to governing, didn’t spend her life trying to please people. Instead, she held to beliefs despite earning the enmity of many and led Britain as prime minister for 11 years. Thatcher died this week.
“Disciplining yourself to do what you know is right and important, although difficult, is the high road to pride, self-esteem, and personal satisfaction,” Thatcher said in 1990.
Think about those words and break them into their two component parts:
- The action—discipline and doing what is right
- The result: self-esteem and personal satisfaction
These are words to remember and offer guidance for all of us.
Another woman who provides inspiration is Ursula Burns, CEO of Xerox. Read more about Ursula Burns and her journey.
Personal Branding: Have you ever considered creating your own personal brand? That’s right—brand yourself. If Bobbi Brown can do it, why not you? You may not be starting a new company but you do have something to sell—yourself and your abilities. In this article from A Successful Woman, we’ll walk you through the steps to take to create Brand YOU.
Here’s to your success!
Editor, A Successful Woman