Gender Equality is all of us

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๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿพโ€โ™‚๏ธ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธImagine running, side by side, with someone. For a bit both of you are aware of each other. Then, both of you get in a zone where you are self-aware. Still, aware that you are running with someone but not aware enough to check on their position. โฃ
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๐ŸŽ‡ It is required that both of you, collaboratively reach a destination, to win. Imagine your feelings if you find out that it was mostly you who moved forward. Whatever your partners reasons maybe, your feelings are real. โฃ
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That running is our growth. โฃ
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That destination is an empowered & equal world.โฃ
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The partners in it are all of us, of all genders. โฃ
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๐Ÿ—ฃ Be aware of where you lack and work on it! ๐Ÿ—ฃ Vocalize & Normalize gender equality. โฃ
๐ŸŽค Gender equality is not just a woman thing. Itโ€™s every genderโ€™s responsibility to step it up and demand balance. โฃ
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๐“๐ก๐ž ๐ฐ๐จ๐ซ๐ฅ๐ ๐ฐ๐จ๐งโ€™๐ญ ๐ค๐ž๐ž๐ฉ ๐ฅ๐จ๐จ๐ค๐ข๐ง๐  ๐›๐š๐œ๐ค ๐š๐ง๐ ๐œ๐ก๐ž๐œ๐ค๐ข๐ง๐  ๐จ๐ง ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ. โฃWe are moving forward, join in!
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Diplomatic Distance

There is no need to burn the bridge. Just find closure within and take a detour โ™ฅ๏ธ

Sometimes by creating a diplomatic distance ๏ฟผ๏ฟผ you allow yourself to view the positives of the people and the situation rather than the constant stream of negatives.๏ฟผ

A choice is made .. the โ€˜how is it madeโ€™ depends on your choice.

Itโ€™s a choice.

It was always a choice.

It will always be a choice.

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๐Ÿ—ฃ If you make the choice, then you get to guide the experience.

If the choices force you to make the choice, then the choices will guide the experience.

Share the thought ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿฝ

These unpleasant memories …

Life is unavoidable!

Hindsight is always 20/20!!

๐ŸŽค And, I have yet to meet anyone, including myself, who has forgotten an unpleasant experience. With time there could be detachment and maybe forgiveness, if at all.

โ™ฅ๏ธ Letโ€™s not fool ourselves and maybe fight the fight that is worth it because they are all memories.

You are you, always & forever

Ever took a class to find out if your voice of an artist? I did and overcame my professional fear!

Words are powerful but you didnot need me to tell you that!

My 4yr old proves it to us, time & again.

I have ridiculous amount of professional fear! Not the kind where I think I will lose my job because I have no obvious reason to reach that conclusion, at this time. And, the career journey has been filled with accolades mixed in with some humble learnings.

The fear is mostly my overthinking on steroids so much so that the only part of my body that has any muscle definition is my brain.

Earlier this year I tried to dig deeper to find the cause of that fear.

Is it financial?

Is it embarrassment if I ever lose a job?

Is it …. I circled the drain!

Around May of this year, during a meeting, a client exclaimed โ€œ Gosh, you have an incredible voice. We need to get you to record our demoโ€ – I smiled and let out an โ€œaha!โ€ With some filler crap like โ€œwhere is the million dollar check? Sign me up!โ€

This compliment was not new to me. In college, I had the honor to be ON AIR with Cecil Doyle of NPR station on UL campus. My voice got 2 compliments that day. I was so happy I could have worked there for min wage all my life but then I slept over it, reality set in and that 5am coffee house shift called my name.

Fast forward to August and I found myself in a sound proof room with 4 strangers and an amazing voice artist. This was a 3 hour journey and in the end one would be clear if their voice can be of a voice artist.

Turns out I am an excellent fit for commercials. My dramatics are on-point but then if you have met me then you donโ€™t need me to tell you that!

That night as I drove home I understood the cause of my fear.

โ€˜I am not a head of product but I work as a head of product.โ€™

Once I said that out loud I could hear it – I am Shivani. Anything beyond that is a choice I have made.

A choice that can be made over and over and over again. As long as I am not afraid of rejection & failure.