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  •   Amanda Sannella reacted to this post about 6 days ago
    Hi bSmart ladies and women who are new to this community!

    I wanted to share my own follow-up to "Chapter 1: The Inner Critic" from 'Playing Big: Practical Wisdom for Women Who Want to Speak Up, Create, and Lead.'

    For years, my inner critic was:

    3. Ostensibly, the voice of reason.
    4. The voice of 'You aren't Ready Yet'

    And to be honest, I'm still not sure if I'm being strategic or with taking additional and thorough preparations with my goals. For example, with bSmart, I didn't go out and tell the world I created an online mentorship and networking community. Instead, I've spent 5-6 years getting feedback on the technology and programs to figure out the best way to offer this to women.

    In some respects, this aligns with Tara's (the author) chapter on leaping, but at times I wondered if I've held myself back. For example, should I be fundraising instead of self-funding? Should I be paying for PR and marketing?

    It's hard to know whether you're being strategic or holding yourself back by requiring more preparation, more education, more crossing of t's and dotting of i's.

    What do the women in this community think is an appropriate balance for leaping versus being prepared and strategic?

    Are women in particular holding themselves back either from nature or nurture by being over-prepared for their goals?

    What "Inner Critic" voice do you identify with the most?

    1. Harsh, rude, mean
    2. Binary
    3. Ostensible, the voice of reason.
    4. The voice of 'You aren't Ready Yet'
    5. The voice of 'You aren't good at math / negotiating / technical stuff."
    6. The voice of body-perfectionism
    7. The tape.
    8. A broken record.
    9. Irrational but persistent
    10 The one-two punch.
    11. The inner critic may take inspiration from critical people in your life.

    To get the conversation started, I'm tagging Michelle Hoppe-Long Amanda Mary Bemis Anna Silverman Jessica Li Ursula Choi Diane Im Angelina Eimannsberger Amanda Sannella Gwendolyn Crafts Amanda Wowk Anne Whiting Yirou Yu Tracy Kim Jacqui Gabriella Bower Nina Wanda Schell Gonzalez Courtnie Weber Lilly Pianin
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  •   Andrea Rice reacted to this post about 2 weeks ago
    Loving the new app! Congrats Meagan!
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  •   Elsie Grathwohl reacted to this post about 5 months ago
    Hi ladies-- Veronica Zhai, Gabriela Hempfling, Ezgi Ertan, Elizabeth Waldvogel, Ally McCloskey and everyone else who's joined bSmart since the JPMorgan event this week!

    Meagan Hooper, Amanda, and I loved meeting you and we're so excited you've joined bSmart! To get started, join the mentorship and interest groups (click on the profile icon at the top right, then click 'groups' and filter by 'mentorship' or interest) that are of interest to you and add bSmart members from those groups to your network. You can also use the 'advanced search' for members and add bSmart women at JPMorgan, in your industry, or in NY to your network!

    Let us know if you have any questions! And feel free to tag your new friends in the comments as well!
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  •   Ezgi Ertan commented on this post about 5 months ago
    Welcome! Great to have you join!
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