Describe yourself in a few words.
Insatiably curious. I love ideas, contemplate possibilities, and thrive on challenges and goals. I love to be a giver. Life is about helping others fulfill their potential.
Tell us about your personal path to Empowerment
Author of the Color Purple, Alice Walker, said, “The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any.” My personal path to empowerment began with three seeds:
The belief that I possess personal power
The courage to exercise that personal power
The wisdom to focus my power according to my values and purpose
What inspired you to write on career topics?
My personal mission is to help people love Mondays. We spend one-third of our life at work, and life is too short to spend doing something you dread, or that brings you little fulfillment or meaning. I believe everyone is uniquely gifted to bring value, and I want to help people find themselves, blaze their path, and display their brilliance in their corner of the world. It’s hard for people to see these things because they’re too close to themselves to be objective. Writing helps me reach more people.
My first book, Follow Your Star: Career Lessons I Learned from Mom is a career empowerment and career maximizing book for women. I wrote this book to help empower women to break through the glass ceiling and also their own limiting beliefs and behaviors. It’s based on the true story of my mom’s rise from a receptionist to the Founder of her own company. Her story is inspiring and I wanted to share that inspiration with women around the world.
To Be a Mayshad Woman is a Choice a Woman makes to live a stimulated life with a positive Philosophy based on Gratitude, Acceptance and Accomplishment, in order to Be Who She Wants to Be. She handles different Aspects of her Life with Confidence, and makes sure to always remain Herself, guarding her own values. She is a free spirit, who designs her own Life inspiring others to do the same.
How would you relate to the Mayshad Woman Philosophy?
The Mayshad Woman philosophy could be my anthem!
First, acceptance. If you don’t love yourself correctly, you can’t love others compassionately, and life is about relationships. Self-compassion is something women tend to struggle with.
Second, gratitude. Because life is about relationships, there are many hands that cheer us on and lift us up. Gratitude is key to show appreciation for the village of people who’ve helped us, but it’s also important, inwardly. If we don’t have a posture of gratitude for what we have, it will never be enough. Gratitude is an antidote for the human tendencies of greed and selfishness.
Third, accomplishment. Humans are wired to be productive, but that productivity must be meaningful. The difference between productivity and accomplishment is purpose.
By Mayshad Team