How to Unlock Career Growth & Confidently Ask for What You Want

Ep: 132

When we feel unfulfilled or undervalued in our careers, it can be easy to believe that our job is the problem. More often than not, it’s actually a lack of confidence that comes from not knowing how to advocate for ourselves that is really holding us back. Gaining the knowledge and skills to advocate for ourselves is the key to escaping the endless cycle of unfulfillment and discovering the value of the talents we possess and tools that help us explain our value to others.

In today’s episode, Blake talks about the importance of advocating for yourself in the workforce. She’ll help you recognize why some of your most common workplace issues actually stem from a lack of understanding about how to advocate for yourself. You’ll learn how to communicate your value, and how advocating for your talents can help you level up your impact and income without sacrificing work life balance and flexibility.

What You’ll Learn:

  • Statistics to know about women in the workplace (1:29)
  • Reasons why women aren’t earning what we’re worth (2:40)
  • How to know when you’re missing opportunities to advocate for yourself (3:29)
  • An everyday example of advocating for yourself (6:09)
  • Developing the skill of asking for what you want (11:16)
  • Why learning how to advocate for yourself now is so important (14:55)

Favorite Quotes:

  1. I’m so passionate about helping women understand that we are the key to transforming what’s happening in corporate America.
  2. It’s our inability to speak up, our inability to push for, advocate, or ask for what we want or need that keeps us stuck in cycles where we are really allowing our work to drive our lives.
  3. Advocating is about understanding your strengths, passions, and skills in a really deep way so that you can build a visual picture for someone else.
  4. Understanding your value and how to advocate for it really changes the game.

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