Find your Achilles heel and heal it

There’s no getting around it: even the most successful women on the planet have to come to terms with the fact that there is no such thing as being invincible. We all have to remember that even before we are go-getters, warriors, doers and makers—we are human beings first. Look at publishing maverick Arianna Huffington, who writes about the importance of sleep; or Facebook’s COO Sheryl Sandberg who was recently on the cover of the Time discussing grief, after the untimely death of her husband. These are deeply human issues, which sometimes, in our quest to climb to the top, happen to us.

No matter how successful we are, obstacles and issues always arise, and we learn that there is no happily ever after in life. As we work to achieve our goals, we get thrown lessons, issues that make us realize that we actually have a long way to go. Which is fine, because becoming self-made is a lifetime journey of mastery, and part of that mastery is knowing when to reassess, to reboot and to take note of what you need to take care of in yourself. It’s about knowing that even mentors need mentors, and that it’s ok and even necessary to get help when you need it. So I ask you today: where is your achilles heel? What’s not going well and what do you need to make yourself feel better?

Self Made Stories

This month we’re featuring the inspiring journey of Janet Yang, the Chinese-American Producer who Achieved Success by Connecting with Her Roots. Her ground-breaking film The Joy Luck Club, and so many others she has made, have bridged her culture with her film career. Listen to the story of how she became a movie maven HERE.

Hidden Money

The Cartier Women’s Initiative is looking for committed female entrepreneurs heading initiatives with the potential to grow significantly in the years to come. It is a unique opportunity for early-phase women entrepreneurs to take their companies to the next level. Highlights of the competition:

  • One-to-one personalized business coaching and collective entrepreneurship workshops
  • Press conference
  • Peer networking
  • Laureates winning package: $US 100,000 in prize money, a place on the INSEAD Social Entrepreneurship 6-Day Executive Programme (ISEP), one-to-one personalized business mentoring, media visibility and networking opportunities
  • For more information clickHERE.

Self Made in the News and on the Scene

Becoming self-made is part of conversations everywhere! Check out Nely Galán on Dr. DrewHollywood Talk LiveWalker’s Legacy Foundation, and a great podcast on Women’s Eye Radio! Find out how you can become self-made, one day at a time.

On April 28th, Nely will give a lunch address at The Dallas Regional Chamber: 21st Annual Women’s Business Conference. For more information, click here.

On May 3rd, Nely will participate on a panel called “Inclusion: Does That Include Me?” at the Bentonville Film Festival, which is is a one of a kind annual event which will champion women and diversity in all aspects of entertainment media.