How you define success may depend on your gender. Often, a man’s sense of accomplishment is closely tied to his professional achievements-a prestigious title, large salary and material possessions are integral to his sense of self-worth. Generally, women are more multi-dimensional and place as much value on time spent with loved ones and on self-development as they do on their career accomplishments. For many women, whether single or married, a successful career is just part of the equation; a diverse and fulfilling personal life is more important than money.
|What did you want to be when you grew up? What appealed to you about that career? How did your aspirations change as you got older?|
|Things to Talk About|
|If you’re a mom, or plan to be, balancing career and family can be a difficult process. Sixty-seven percent of mothers work, and many of them experience conflicts between their desire for a fulfilling career and a satisfying family life. And yet, surveys show that women who balance family and career are happier than those who focus on one or the other, because they end up doubly fulfilled.Pick the question your Club finds most interesting. If there’s still time, pick another one — or make up your own!
Would you be willing to make financial and career sacrifices to stay home?
|Catch Yourself Doing Something Right|
|Share your success with your fellow Club members:
|What Will You Do Today?|
|Choose one Small Step to do before next meeting, and pledge to the group to do it. To select that 15-minute exercise, ask yourself these questions:
Don’t drive yourself crazy. Remember, you can do anything for 15 minutes! For example:
You get the picture. This is like Goldilocks. Don’t try to do too much. Don’t try to do too little. Do it just right.
|Money Attraction Affirmations|
|Choose one affirmation to motivate you to achieve your goals, something like:
|The Money Zone for Next Meeting|
|Cast your vote: Does your Money Club want to stay in this Money Zone, or do you want to move on to the next Money Zone?
If your group decides to Stay in the Zone then, future Money Star, check out these fun articles so you can discuss them at your next meeting. Even if your group decides to move to the next Zone, you still can explore these on your own.Beyond a Job
Balancing Your Life
Landing Your Dream Job
|Just For You|
|Before the next Money Club meeting, do the Just for You Exercise calledFinding Your Passion.Don’t skip a meeting if you don’t get this done. Half of life is showing up, Money Clubs included. You can tell the group you didn’t get it done, and they will encourage you (not bug you) to make a date to do it soon.Discussion questions for your club meeting: