As part of an autumn series, this week I share part of Chapter 1 from The 24-Hour Woman; How high achieving stressed women manage it all and STILL find happiness, (you can find last week’s entries, here).
As you read through this piece, I invite you to consider someone in your life who sounds like someone the passage below and consider how you might support them.
Come, and meet some friends of mine. Each is intelligent, confident, and high achieving in her own right. Do you know anyone like them? Are you asking questions like theirs?
a Gen Xer Who Cares for Dependents, Has a Full-time Career, and Is Both Work and Family Focused
Esther is the youngest employee ever in the history of her international engineering firm to have been appointed operations director. She has a bright career future before her at the age of thirty- two.
Esther and her husband, Daniel, are raising their young son, Mack, who spends much of his day with a caregiver. Esther...
We live in a highly mobile, always on, 24/7 society. Our modern, hectic, and sometimes chaotic environment forces us to commit to more, thus squeezing more out of each day. Whether you are a working mom coping with kids and a career, a caregiver juggling between the needs of a dependent and your work, a thriving and multi-talented entrepreneur taking on the world, or a baby boomer lacking the possibility of true “retirement,” this book is for you—offering a tool for building the beautiful tapestry of your legacy, even amidst the challenges of your hectic and sometimes chaotic life.
Why now? With career opportunities abounding in business, and our culture and society transforming in the last decade, now is the opportune time to pull back the curtains to unveil a vibrant and joyous life. Technology (new social media and collaborative systems that allow telecommuting and flexible work), demographic shifts (gender and generation shifts that increase the number of women...
Hello there. This is Cheryl here. I wanted to wrap up this final newsletter if you like or final episode around 2018 with a video of the lessons I've learned this year. This is one episode that I actually made notes because there's so many things that have happened and I wanted to just summarise it into five lessons that I've learned this year.
As some of you know, I have taken a year and a half of part sabbatical. I've cut down on my workload and I've turned down a lot of social events, etc. I was in the middle of looking at what I really want to do. I just turned 50 this year, so that's one big lesson. Turn 50 this year and you look back at how far you've come, but you also look forward as to what's the next phase going to be like. That's my context. I cut back on my work. I took a year of reflection, part reflection also, but still working with some of my clients.
It's been a very unusual year. I want to just set the context. This is the year I became a single mom....
June 17 2018, we celebrate Father’s Day. Each day I am thankful for my dad. I am forever grateful that he is healthy and actively supporting others in their lives first as an educator in his younger days and now as a friend to his community.
This Father’s Day weekend, I hope you'll bring to mind someone who has shaped your life in a positive, beautiful way. Reach out to them. Write an email, a letter or a post about it and share a Facebook note. Let your note to them be up-lifting.
Time waits for no one. Brings to mind, 1997, September. My dad was hospitalised and being prepared for his heart surgery. I had for the first time thoughts about life, death, meaning and purpose, regrets, joy, what makes life worth living and what I want to leave behind.
And I thought over and over about the beautiful sentiment Maya Angelou shared:
“I have learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you...
The other day I was having a conversation with one of my colleagues, and he was sharing with me some of the best ways to reach your audience and serve them…
And some really interesting tips came out of that talk that I haven’t shared until now.
You know... and I know… that whether you're in the public arena, or you're an entrepreneur, it is important that you get your message out there.
And one of the best ways that I have found is to publish a book.
You may know of my best selling book, The 24 Hour Woman: How High Achieving, Stressed Women Manage it All, and Still Find Happiness.
Believe me when I say that writing this book was not easy for me!
Yet the reason why I pushed through and got it done was because I needed to amplify my message. I had to...
If you’re here, reading this, then you’ve probably noticed a trend happening across different industries, across the world, and across different generations…
And that is seeing more and more women in the corporate arena crossing over to become entrepreneurs (or if you’re a mom, I like to say, “Mompreneurs”!)
They’re making this leap for a variety of very good reasons. It could be for personal fulfilment.
Or maybe so they have more time and flexibility for care giving, whether it's young children, or for elderly adults. Or maybe they’re simply tired of the corporate game, and want to head out on their own.
Now, this is a wonderful time to become an entrepreneur because in so many ways, technology is levelling...
Want to thrive in your work /business and still live a happy, vibrant, and fulfilling life? Download my free “Business Accelerator Roadmap Quiz” here and discover your fastest path to success in the next 90 days.
If you’re a female entrepreneur, or even a leader in an organization, then I have an important (albeit easy) question for you...
What does the organisation exist for?
It's for profit and service to others, right?
Easy enough. However, whether you’re an entrepreneur or the leader of a division in a company...
The best question you can ask yourself if you want to maximize results as quickly as possible is:
Do you know exactly where you are now in key areas, and what you can do differently in order to move to the next level?
In other words, do you know the health of your business?
Gaining insight, or a “snapshot” into where you’re at now is one of the most powerful tools I use to help entrepreneurs and leaders grow fast.
For a fast,...
The first thing you need to know is that being a HIGH performer beats being a PEAK performer every time. Why? Because being a high performer is a woman with a long-standing impact and a strong, long success story. How do you create this?
Welcome to The 24 Hour Woman Show with Cheryl Liew-Chng.
I received a very awesome question this week and the question has to do with how can I become a high performer? I love, love, love this question because I think all of us have the potential to be a high performer, but first of all, what does it all mean?
High performer is different from a peak performer. A peak performer is one, you know, you peak on one day and then you crash on the rest of the days. A high performer is one who consistently delivering exceedingly good results over a long period of time. Wouldn’t you like to be one? A high performer who’s an achiever delivering consistently over a long period of time exceedingly great results?
I've always been a firm believer of flexibility at work. Hence it's not surprising when I heard that my friend, Gina Romeo is embarking on a huge project to impact the way remote work is done by developing in collaboration with others an eco-system where entrepreneurs/organisations can find, engaged and work with talented women on a location independent basis. Listen in to my interview with her and learn how you too can pay it forward for #ConnectedWomen with #The24HourWoman.
Love to hear your thoughts on how we can further this co-creating process. Come on over to our FB page.
What a pleasure it was to be interviewed on The Asian Entrepreneur, one of Asia’s leading magazine for entrepreneurs and leaders. Read more here.
In this interview, I shared my thoughts, insights and reflections of on being in Asia despite having worked in several of the wonderful cities in the world, I still am based in Asia. Find out why and what am I up and about these days.
My favorite question in this interview is “What ‘s the best advice you’ve ever received?” My answer is “Don’t let your small business make you small minded. This has helped me reach out to collaborate with others, make what seem to be impossible “asks”, and see how the impossible unfolds. My God has a bigger vision for my life than I can ever imagine.” What is the best advice that you’ve ever received for your career or business?
Share with me your thoughts about this interview. I would love to hear from you. Thanks...
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