Negative Feedback in Your Career: 5 Tips for Using it to Your Advantage

My ultimate goal, like so many of you, is to eventually leave my "9-5" (I put it in quotes because I actually go to work at 8 in the morning. But I digress). However, while I'm still in the corporate world, I'm taking this opportunity to learn as much as humanly possible regarding business and best practices.

Then, a series of events happened. First, I was passed up for a promotion. It was given to a male coworker who has never even been in my department. Yeah, that hurt. Then I had my review, in which the details of my own personal "glass ceiling" were discussed. Yes, it was negative feedback, but I have taken that meeting and made a few pivots in how I present myself and my work. I'm going to give you my five tips for handling a letdown or negative feedback in your professional life.

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My Daily Skin Care Routine (With Before and After Pictures!)

I've had "problem skin" my whole life. We all know that's just code for acne. That acne has led to acne scars, uneven skin tone, oh, and more acne. What fun. I will admit I didn't stick to a regimen for awhile because I always honestly believed that when I became an adult, my skin would magically clear up. Well, I am now 30, and I still have "problem skin". So, I decided it was time to officially pick a skin care routine, and I was lucky enough to find one that has immediately started to make a difference. 

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What Being a 'Mama Blogger' Means

I've been blogging on and off for many, many years. It all started when I discovered the world of fashion/style blogging. Getting dressed up and documenting my outfits? Yes! Sign me up. I had a pretty good following, although I was never one of the ones who got invited to sit front row at New York Fashion Week. But I digress. 

What I'm really trying to say, is that most of my blogging career has been pre-baby. So becoming a mom who blogs, or even the dreaded "Mommy Blogger" has been quite the adjustment for me. 

Mama Blogger

 

Am I only allowed to write about mom stuff? Can I include my original passion for fashion? What about my years of nutrition school? 

Here's the thing... blogging is what you make it. 

Yes, I could ONLY write about being a mom, or one of the other many topics I'm interested in. Or, I can create a blend. We are human beings, we are not single-minded. We all have multiple passions and interests, and we deserve to have a creative outlet for them all. 

So, yes. I am a mom blogger. I am also a healthy eater (most of the time), a clothes junky, a business owner, a wife, a homemaker, a full-time employee. The list goes on, but I think you get the idea. Should you sometimes write about one singular passion? Sure. But you don't have to. 

You are a mom. You can write about what being a mom means to you, and it includes your entire life and personality. So, let it all out!