Think Like a Man

Thank you so so much for all of your kind comments on yesterday’s post. Apparently I think like a lot of you do, because I took some of your advice before I even read it :) .

After having some time to think about everything last night, I decided to start today on a positive note. Like many of you said, it’s all about perspective. I can create my own happiness.

I woke up a half an hour earlier than I usually do, and started the day with a good breakfast.

Recycled photo of chocolate PB oatmeal

I went into work a little earlier than usual, and got a head start before the office started getting busy. This helped me get in my groove before there was a lot of commotion (we have an “open office” concept).

I also remembered something that I learned in one of my college classes. Read: Women who think like a man in the workplace often get what they want, when they want, faster than women who don’t.

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Think about it. Men speak what’s on their mind, they go after what they want (think: dating, sports, financial success), and they aren’t afraid of hurting someone’s feelings when they say “no.” Women, on the other hand, tend to be too nice and passive aggressive, often saying “yes” to too many commitments- therefore creating resentment. Sound familiar?

I’m guilty of the latter. But today that changed.

There’s a light switch in the office that has tape over it. We’re not supposed to turn it on, because it’s ”too bright.” Know what I did today? I turned that bad boy on. Actually, I had someone do it for me because they were sitting closer, but I got what I asked for, and no one complained. Achy eye problem solved.

Then, I asked my boss if I could work from home tomorrow. The worst she could say was no, right? Well, ask and you shall receive, because….tomorrow I will be working from the comfort of my own bed home! I can get an early start and finish before the clock even hits 3:30- having the whole evening to get things done before I leave for my friend’s wedding on Friday. This makes me very happy :) .

At the end of the day, I know I am extremely lucky to have a job. It doesn’t matter how far away it is, or how little I’m getting paid- I’m getting experience that I’ll value for the rest of my life. I’m writing. I’m in the world of social media. I’m doing exactly what I said I wanted to do when I graduated college, and this makes me feel very blessed. Plus, this is only temporary. Even my company doesn’t expect me to stay here forever- from what I’ve seen, most people move up or move on within a year.

If you’re struggling with your path in life, remember that everything is temporary- you can always change your situation. (And if you think like a man it’ll get ya what ya want ;) ).

Has anyone ever told you that if you think like a man, you’ll go farther in life? Do you believe it’s true?


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6 Responses to Think Like a Man

  1. great job! I’m the same way, quiet and passive. I’m so glad you’re taking steps to better your working situation!

  2. yay i’m so happy you get to work from home tomorrow and are able sort of relax :) i was always told to think like a man when i played basketball haha. like don’t be so girly.

  3. Jess says:

    Yay for working at home! And I do envy your job a bit so keep that in mind:)

  4. you go girl! working at home sounds fun and plus–you can work in your pjs!

  5. Sruthi says:

    Yay, working from home is always great. You don’t have to worry about rush hour, dressing up and so many little things.

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