Woman you got Skills!

Most of us don’t know our own value. We got skills we don’t think are important or valuable. 

I’m talking to the stay at home mother. The homemaker, you sacrifice your career in order to look after the children, nurture and be there for them, providing food and love and stability while running a beautiful  home. 

You organise their day to day activities, you ensure they have their lunch, their gym kit, that their homework is completed. You get them to school on time. 

You arrange appointments for dentist, GP where appropriate and make sure they get there on time. 

You tidy away their mess, wash cook and clean. 

You manage the household budget, paying the bills, buying food and all the necessary items that are needed around the house. 

When the house is being decorated, you are the one who chooses the colour schemes the fittings and ensure they go in the right places.

When there are arguments and fights between the kids, you are the peacemaker. 

You are the organiser amongst other things when there are birthday parties and family get-togethers. 

So considering all of the above, let’s break it down and see the tangible skill sets in a work place environment for what they are.
You have a great time management skills, you have great organisational skills, you are strategic in your thinking, and you’re able to handle a budget. You able to negotiate and are great at facilitating. 

You have great project management skills, and able to multitask and work with a team or on your own initiative. 

You are a go to person, and you get things done! 

You are a leader, you motivate and inspire! You are a great teacher and nurturer. 

So the next time you feel that you are not capable of going out there in the real world to get a job that pays well, just look at your transferable skills and take that to the marketplace. 

International Women’s Day!

I just love this day, being recognised and recognising some of my women entrepreneurs and my friends for the hard work and efforts that they do in raising families and putting together a business generating an income that’s making a difference to the lives of their families.

More and more women are looking to have a sideline business, or possibly a main business that they can do from their own home, one that will help them work around their family.

Know whether you realise it or not most of us women are really good at the following;


Know whether you realise it or not most of us women are really good at the following;

  • Organising
  • Time management
  • Encouragement/motivation
  • Creative
  • Entertaining
  • Great hostesses
  • Nurturers
  • Teachers
  • Great listeners
  • Great negotiators
  • Great peacekeepers
  • Good facilitators

The list is endless I could go on, but these are just some of the qualities that we as women have. Too often we underestimate ourselves and the value that we could provide out there in the marketplace. I encourage you all to take the time out to look at your transferable skills, the skills that we use at home with our family and our children, these are powerful skill sets that would an employer would pay great money in any corporate situation.

So why not to work for YOU Inc!

It was back in 1999 when I became redundant that I took a look at my skill set. It’s funny isn’t it, when you are reached with the situation such as redundancy, or losing your job that’s the time we choose to look deep within. I had to look at what I could do, what skills set I had that were transferable and what my job possibilities were. Honestly, you shouldn’t have to wait until then, we should be looking at our skill sets on a regular basis, we should be updating out resumes monthly with out achievements.

So, this week of International women’s day , Value yourself, take note of the transferable skills you have, and begin to dream again.