Who Decided Pink was Blue? One Man’s Message to Women Leaders

In my opinion, the greatest misinformation we women have received is that you have to act as a man to get ahead in a man’s world. How’s THAT working for us? All the emotional intelligence training this side of the sun is no good absent overcoming the lie that being someone else, of any gender, is the key to our success. Your greatest power is realized in the truth of who you are.

The Glass Ceiling

Cracking glass isn’t enough. Breaking through it? Now that sounds like a plan! But, that glass will break much more quickly under to the power of our unique strengths. “Unique” means that we each embrace the truth of who we are as individuals and stop trying to wear someone else’s pants. They don’t fit. They will never fit. They are not meant to fit you.

Who Decided that Pink was Blue?

According to Gary Vaynerchuk, the whole pink for girls, blue for boys dynamic was the opposite in the 1800s. But, I don’t want to spoil the message, so I’ll leave that right where it is. Gary is the chairman of VaynerX, and  CEO of VaynerMedia. He also serves as a partner in the athlete representation agency VaynerSports.

Gary is a highly sought-after public speaker, a 5-time New York Times bestselling author, as well as a prolific angel investor with early investments in companies such as Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Venmo, and Uber.

Delve into this message from Gary Vaynerchuk (below). Listen carefully. Listen TWICE. Listen every day for the next month, if you have to. But, do not listen through the lens of your own perspective. It takes new ears to hear what he has to say.


Notice the personal qualities Gary speaks of and answer this: How much of it speaks to qualities enate to our womanhood?

Get back to me in the comments to tell me what you think of Gary’s message.


Linda F. Williams is a Certified Executive coach who shows exhausted C-Suite executives how to Increase the bottom line with less stress, less conflict and plenty of time for personal and family life. She is a trained psychotherapist, nationally recognized behaviorist and Management Consultant. She is the founder of Whose Apple Dynamic Coaching & Consulting, and the Award-Winning author of the Best-Seller, Whose Apple is it, Anyway!

VISIT US: https://www.whoseapple.org


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