What Kind of a _______ Do I Want to Be?

Posted August 28, 2012 by Marcy Twete in On the Ladder

In Brooke Carey’s recent blog on The Huffington Post, she asks “What Kind of Woman Do I Want to Be?” It’s a question we should all answer – what kind of woman do we want to be? A quiet one? A strong one? A successful one? A happy one? Sure. Carey answers the question more deeply. My favorite thing on her list was, “is always content but never satisfied.” Yes!

Building on Ms. Carey’s question, I advocate that we all answer a few additional questions. Really take the time to put them into words for yourself. Here they are:

  • What kind of woman do I want to be?
  • What kind of professional do I want to be?
  • What kind of impact do I want to have?
  • What kind of fun do I want to have?
  • What kind of world do I want to create?

And in the spirit of our dear friend and fellow Career Girl writer Melissa Foster Cook (who is, for my money, the queen of life coaching worksheets), we’ve created a fantastic worksheet for you to work through some of these questions. Print it, scribble on it, hang it in your office. But answer these questions and you might just find a new sense of direction. Click here to access our “What Kind of Worksheet.”

About the Author

Marcy Twete

Marcy Twete is a career fundraiser turned corporate responsibility executive, a career and networking expert and the author of the book "You Know Everybody! A Career Girl’s Guide to Building a Network That Works."