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Your career is not the destination; no job is going to have you in bliss. But it is more about the journey and doing the work. This was the experience that today’s guest, Ashley AsShire, talks about overcoming this.
Ashley AsShire Adams is a writer, speaker, and career development strategist and the founder of Mentor-me, a career development platform for professional women. Her passion is to help women get unstuck in life and use their leadership skills to thrive personally and professionally.
Let’s dive right into this episode and learn more about getting unstuck and strive in your career.
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EPISODE SHOW NOTES
[00:01 – 06:19] Opening Segment
I introduce and welcome my friend Ashley AsShire.
Who is Ashley?
She talks about her current routine and responsibilities.
She shares her passion and vision in mentor-me
Ashley talks about the biggest level-up experience in her own journey.
Recognizing that she has values and skills that she can leverage and use in her career
Learn how to use the skill and degree that you already have
[06:20 – 17:39] Managing Up
Ashley talks about the lies we often hear about we have to work twice as hard to get half as much.
The lies are rooted in racism and discrimination that exist around the world.
She talks about how she fights against these lies.
It is really about using our skillset to get what we want, making an impact, and get paid for the value they bring
Many women, especially black women, are being silenced with the perception of gratitude to be grateful just to get the role even when they don’t get paid on the value they deserve.
Ashley talks about her managing up strategy
Know exactly what the company or your boss expects from you and what exceptional work looks like
Make sure you articulate what you need to be successful.
Under Promising and over delivering
You have to get your manager to manage you and you manage them.
She recommends a constant meeting time.
Managing up is significant to avoid any ineffective and wasteful hustle
Know exactly what they want you to do
[17:40 – 26:39] Leverage, Positioned and Strategized
Ashley talks about the myth of getting your dream job.
Career is not the destination; there is no job that’s gonna have you in bliss
It is about the journey and doing the work
Stop looking for your passion but knowing what you are good at
How can you leverage those skills and strategize to get what you want?
Passion and purpose are not actionable
What actionable is what you are good at
We can lean to our passion and purpose after we learn how to use what we already have.
Passion and purposes are not values.
She explains the difference between passion and values
Know what you are trying to accomplish
Aligning what you are good at and what you care about
Finding the balance between your strengths, weaknesses, and your values
Identify your career area and path.
[26:40 – 39:29] Get Yourself Unstuck
Ashley talks about her experience of being silenced
She shared about her family background
Being in an advocacy environment
Being silenced but not stuck
Finding the place where your work is valued and compensated
There is no shame in being silent and stuck, but we have to commit to keep on moving
Ashley shares the experience where she had to speak up for her family and her values
Learn not only to advocate and stand up for others but also for yourself
Their values, advocacy, and support should not come before your own
Ashley talks about Mentor-me Mastermind
Finding the key credential and career development plan
The significance of a career development plan even when you are an entrepreneur
It does not have to be a straight line
Ashley talks about the personal handcuffs most women have when it comes to their career development
Self-worth issue, self-esteem, and imposters syndrome
Don’t get stuck but let that feeling ride through
We all make mistakes, and that’s normal, do not be ashamed of that
[39:30 – 44:40] Embracing your Authenticity and Whole Identity
Ashley talks about how she grabs hold of her racial identity and navigates her world of work.
Bringing your own authenticity and values to your workplace
Do not separate your whole identity from your professionalism
Show up authentically
Make your success with your own values.
Equity and justice
Have the confidence and courage to embrace your whole identity
You have the capability to shift the dynamics of your environment.
[44:40 – 47:37] Closing Segment
What advice would you give to our audience who needs a breakthrough in their life and career?
“It is time to get unstuck!”
When you get unstuck, you can advance your career, make more impact, and serve people at a higher level, and be paid for that.
How to connect with Ashley
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“Your career is not the destination; there is no job that’s going to have you in bliss.
But it is about the journey and doing the work .” – Ashley AsShire.
“It is time to get unstuck! Advance your career, make more impact and serve people at a higher level, and be paid for that.” – Ashley AsShire.
“Do not separate your whole identity from your professionalism, show up authentically, make your success with your own values.” – Ashley AsShire.
ABOUT ASHLEY AsSHIRE
Ashley AsShire Adams is a writer, speaker, career development strategist and founder of Mentor Me, a career and leadership development platform for professional women. Ashley leveraged her proven career advancement strategies and developed a high-impact framework for helping women get unstuck in life and career. She uses mentoring to serve women and teach them how to utilize their leadership skills to thrive personally and professionally.
Next Step Offer: Let Ashley mentor you! You can connect with Ashley on Instagram or visit her website at www.mentor-me.org/ to get free 20 minutes phone call to map out how she can help you as a mentor.
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