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パートナー選択で重要なこと

相手の年収で選ぶのではなく、相手の仕事に対しての熱意に自分がリスペクトできるか。

相手が知り合いや家族にどう接するかも重要だけど、見知らぬ人に対してどう接するかがもっと重要。

大勢に囲まれている時の相手より自分の目の前だけの相手をもっと好きになれるか。

Let’s Talk About Money

Money is such a taboo topic. You don’t typically walk up to a stranger and ask, “hi- how much do you make?” Nor have I ever had someone ask me that either. But with such stark gender wage gaps across the globe, for example women earning 79 cents to every dollar a man earns in the US, shouldn’t we be discussing money more often?  The general reason we don’t talk about money is because… It’s awkward. It’s uncomfortable.It’s rude.  Aren’t all those concepts social constructs anyway? Money in its most literal definition is just a piece of paper or numbers on a ledger. Don’t get me wrong. I’m not saying money […]

Can’t dream without doing

“Manifestation” is a word that’s increasingly seeping into US pop culture. I feel like more and more people are using this vernacular in their day-to-day lives. A Google trends report shows an ever so slightly but surely rise of this word as well over the past five years. So it’s not just a feeling, it’s a fact.  I’m not opposed to this word by any means. I sprinkle it here and there in my conversations too depending on the crowd. There also seems to be an ever rising tide of personal coaches and mindset coaches bubbling up in the market. I even have a coach/mentor. Overall, I think this is […]

Stop beating yourself up

Negative self-talk. Ohhh negative self-talk. It’s the inner dialogue we have criticizing ourselves that may prevent us from reaching our own capabilities. Essentially, we’re our own worst enemies with negative self-talk holding us back. “Ugh WHY did I say that?” “I sounded so stupid!” “Why can’t I get it right” “Is that project good enough?” “I’m not ACTUALLY smart”. Sound familiar?  We all have it. Various research shows that negative self-talk is more prevalent amongst women than men. Instead of completely denying it, perhaps we can learn to manage it. Also, perhaps if we all open up about what’s under the hoods of our minds, we can realize that we’re […]

「羨ましい」という気持ちを行動力に

絶対的に自分よりお金を持っている人はいるし、頭が良い人、綺麗な人は世界にたくさんいる。自分は自分と思える強い芯と軸を持っていることが大切だが、それでも「羨ましいな」と思うことは人間でいる限り普通の気持ち。

この気持ちを押し殺すのではなく、ポジティブに変えれないだろうか?まず第一歩目は、「羨ましい」という感情の分析をしてみること。

会社を辞める前に考えるべきこと

だいたい、社会人3年目頃になると、「転職」を考え始める人が増えてくる。

それはなぜ?

  • 新人時代と比べ、学びのカーブが鈍化してきた。
  • 業務内容が良くも悪くもマンネリ化してきた。
  • 会社人間関係が面倒になってきた。
  • 社内評価が自分の納得するものではないと感じている。

Maybe you’re too smart

I recently met the CEO of a publicly traded Japanese company for some advice about entrepreneurship and business.  I work hard in life. It’s part of my values and ingrained in me from a young age and I can probably thank (blame?) my Asian parents for it. I think for the most part it has paid off and I definitely still value a strong work ethic in myself and others. It has allowed me to graduate from good schools and get good job offers. As I enter the world of entrepreneurship, however, I realize it’s more about action than analysis. Both very nuanced words and it’s tough to gain clarity […]

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Saying “no’ and knowing your boundaries

If you’re reading this article, chances are you’re an ambitious, overachiever that loves helping others. You’re also probably (slightly) too much of a people pleaser for your own good. Ehem, guilty!  Despite logically knowing I shouldn’t be saying “yes” all the time, I end up doing it more often than not. I also have thoughts about using such narrowly constricting words like “should” and “shouldn’t” but I’ll write about them in another article. The point of this article is to discuss saying “no” to things and knowing our boundaries at work and in life to take control of our waking hours to make sure we’re living the life we designed […]

Mastermind to Level-up

What is a Mastermind GroupBeing a dreamer, a visionary and gaining clarity with the type of life you want to live is important. But the hardest part is being able to execute upon those dreams. Every Irene is a community that not only emphasizes the dreaming part but more importantly the actual doing part so that “one day” actually becomes today.  One crucial component I found that helps me achieve my dreams and keep growing are mastermind groups. You can think of a mastermind group as multiple accountability buddies. A friend that kicks you in the butt when needed and helps you stay on YOUR track. I’m not one for […]