I was walking my dogs this morning with my friend who is an Estimator at a large construction company. We talked about dreams. Hers, she says, gets squashed constantly by the petty politics of the men around her.
To me, the pettiness, whether in men of women, is the pebble that is in your show, and makes walking difficult. Normally, you can dump out the pebble in your shoe. What do you do with people around you?
Some thoughts are:
- Ignore the politics and do your own thing
- Become exceptional at your job – be a master and they cannot mess with you
- If it is really bad, you can change your environment. Quit! Remember that what shows up at the bottom of the pool comes from the top.