For women who Rock their Role in work and life

Hurting not working

The Guardian newspaper columnist Polly Toynbee was speaking on Radio 4 yesterday morning,  she said that the Coalition government that we have in place in the UK was ‘Hurting not Working’

Putting any political affiliations I have aside, I thought that this was a great phrase and it made me curious about how it could apply to the lives of women.  How are our actions ‘hurting rather than working?’

It made me think of:

Road rage – when someone shouts at someone else because of a mistake they’ve made on the road, it never achieves anything but embarrassment and bad feeling – that must be hurting and not working.

Trying to please people – when we want to make everyone happy and end up not pleasing them or ourselves – that must be hurting and not working

Taking people for granted – when we save the moaning, lashing out and unreasonable behaviour for those closest to us – that must be hurting and not working.

Let’s not mirror the current political situation – Whoever said ‘no pain, no gain’, was wrong! Let’s make it work, rather than hurt.

Keep me posted on what you do to make this happen.

My book Rocking Your Role – the ‘how to’ guide to success for Female Breadwinners, will be out in June 2012

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