5Whose Highlight Reel?

In a nutshell: Comparing yourself to others can be toxic and undermine all your efforts. Don’t forget you are watching only the highlight reel of someone else’s life, while you live the “no holds barred” documentary of your own. Confidence is the secret sauce to changing the normative pressure that surrounds you. This chapter explores how to be purposeful about creating reinforcements for your vision.

Mirror, Mirror on the Wall

Lucia had recently left a senior position at an investment house. A merger was in the works and there had been a round of layoffs, followed by a round of voluntary redundancies. She took the redundancy package when offered because she felt it was time for a change but also because the planning around ...

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