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This past month, confidence catalyst Laura Gassner Otting discussed tips to get of a rut on The Today Show, which included ignoring everybody. Below, Today’s Woman shares more of Laura’s insight from her Top 5 Tips to Ignore Everybody and Live Your Best Life. 

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Ambition is not a dirty word. Ambition has gotten a bad rap of late. It’s a dirty word — even more so if you are a woman. (Oh, she’s so ambitious!) Part of the reason we’ve lost ownership of our unspoken dreams — those dreams so big and so scary and so exciting that we dare not say them out loud — is that we’ve been persuaded to allow our ambition to be subsumed into something that is more socially acceptable: faux humility. But, I’d ask you this: Why do you want to get ahead? What do you want to do with that power? Do you want to change your family, your community, your country, your world? Do you want to make a mark, large or small, on this earth? What kind of life do you want to live? How do you want to raise your family? Do you want to give back? If being in that elevated position, with that increased salary and that greater voice of leadership, allows you to make more of an impact on the very calling that you hold dear, it’s more than just your ambition. It’s your responsibility.  How? Know your value.

Read parts 1, 2, and 3 from Laura’s Top 5 Tips to Ignore Everybody and Live Your Best Life. And, if changing your life is tough for you to do, find some motivation here.

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