Competition in anything is often a good thing - it encourages creativity, keeps ideas fresh, and adds a bit of adrenaline to your career and livelihood. But more often than not, in business, the mantra has been to “crush” the competition. That seems like a wildly aggressive stance.
No one is going to pay you to work on your website or watch YouTube tutorials all day. No one is going to pay you take a class (in fact, you’ll probably have to pay for that). No one will pay you to research tax or employment laws, or to go get another degree. But these are all worthy investments of your time because it is laying a solid foundation for the future.
For women, it’s not always an easy decision to hop on a plane by yourself and venture into the great unknown. Safety is still a big concern for women in many parts of the world, and the fear of loneliness can be a deterrent from setting out.
There are certain aspects of the jobs we have chosen or created that we cannot breathe without. They give us our purpose. For me, it’s the ability to call anywhere my office - to call anywhere my home.