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10 Reasons Smart Women Stay Stuck

You're educated and intelligent, so what's the problem?

Why are you standing still

while your peers are elevating?

What gives? Did you know you don't have to stay stuck? There is life after the storm. But who you associate with matters. Who's in your ear matters. What your absorb in your environment counts. So choose wisely.

Here is my list of ten reasons women stay stuck. Stuck in jobs, marriages, environments and relationships they have outgrown. (I'm going to need you to STOP, missy.) Here goes--

1. You spend more time dreaming than planning.

2. You have no accountability partners or accountability systems in place.

3. You don't ask for help so you have no support system.

4. You don't value their time.

5. You don't set clear boundaries.

6. You don't invest in themselves.

7. You water down their abilities and play small.

8. You try to be all things to all people.

9. You network in the same circles so you lack inspiration.

10. You have become negative and may be repelling what you really want, deep-down inside.


If you find yourself gazing at the ceiling after reading this article, pick up a copy of Blah to Fierce --stat! Go ahead--ask yourself, is this a book I need? Am I blah? Blah is described as insipid; dull; uninteresting; a feeling of physical uneasiness, general discomfort, or mild depression. But the real question is, “Are you fierce?” Even if you find you are somewhere in the middle, skirting by or if you or someone you know is at a change window in life, this book is a must-read!


Shekina M. Moore, Ed.D. is an educator and gender & social justice advocate. She is the Founder and CEO of B2F Girls Worldwide, a gender empowerment incubator that produces advocacy initiatives, campaigns and events. She has spoken out against gender oppression and disempowerment since 1992, penning her first published article, "Blocking Out the Gender Gap", while a high school student. This article garnered the attention of the National Press for Women. She is also the author of Beautiful, Big-boned and Brown, Blah to Fierce and co-author of When Dark Chocolate is Bittersweet: Controversy Within A Culture.

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