Unless you’re born a millionaire and don’t need to work and have the luxury to buy a house and pop a few kids out and have a happy life.
Most of us don’t have that luxury.
People bang on about the glass ceiling and how it’s holding women back.
But is it?
I think it’s more the sexist boys club. The males already in positions of power who prevent women from moving up the ladder.
Then there’s the women who think they can have it all AT THE SAME TIME.
I believe there’s only one way to have everything at the same time, and that’s by planning each part of your life and doing one at a time.
“What do you mean?” you ask.
I mean, plan to buy a house, then plan to fill it with children.
Or, plan to succeed in business to buy the house and then once you’re set have the kids.
So many couples, especially the women, want everything at the same time. The wedding, the house, the kids. Never once stopping to think they cannot financially afford every bloody thing at the same time.
And part of the glass ceiling is believing you can have it all at the same time.
That’s only when you’ve planned and crossed each bridge when you’ve come to it.
I believe you can only have it all when you’re NOT in financial debt, when you’re health is good, the house is paid off, the kids are good and you’re doing well at work.
If you run your own company it’s even better. You’re the CEO, you don’t have to answer to anyone else, you can establish the business to success, pay off your house, afford the kids and have an annual holiday.
If you start off your adult life trying to get into your job or set up a business, paying off a mortgage, popping out a few kids, struggling to pay off the debts that are banging on your door then no, you cannot have it all.
So unless you are already established in business or your job, you cannot have kids, a mortgage and an annual holiday.
It’s impossible to have it all at the same time and you need to set a plan. Stop blaming the glass ceiling, it doesn’t exist. If you don’t like your current employment, then start your own company so you can run it your own way. Stop expecting to have it all at the same time and then blaming something else when the debt gets on top of you.
It’s not the glass ceiling holding you back. It’s you!