“This is the only thing I can do” #motivation

"This is the only thing I can do" #motivation Claire Samuel

She was forty and owned as many pairs of designer shoes. However, she was not fulfilled by her life. I was working in a law firm as junior lawyer and she was a senior one. She confided in me that she hated this job, which rendered her aggressive and brutal. Indeed, it was the impression she gave me when I worked with her. However, she meant so much more to me. When I sat for interviews before I was recruited, she was so warm-hearted. She had been touched by my situation, a single mother of two who went back to university to get a lawyer’s degree.

A few days before I quit this law firm, I entered her office, which she shared with a trainee, and admired the beautiful photographs on the wall. I inquired about these and she replied that they were photos she took herself. They were really stunning.

A few days afterwards, we were chatting about the profession and she affirmed: “Being a finance lawyer is the only thing I can do, I’m no good at anything else“.

When she left to another law firm, I wrote her a note saying: “You are far more powerful than you think you are“.

Why do I give advice and share experience with #women only? #support

Why do I give advice and share experience with women only? Claire Samuel

A nice man kindly asked me the question on my YouTube channel Claire Samuel in English. I must admit that since I started sharing, I made the decision to offer resources and inspiration to women only. The reason is simple: I feel more useful by focusing on women only. However, I am aware that men need help too. Moreover, I am cutting my audience in half by choosing to ignore half of the population. Nevertheless, I felt in my heart a deep need for support, help and experience sharing between women only. My desire is to stay very far from competition between women, in order to reach a place where we share together, where we get stronger together and where each one of use can shine her unique and beautiful light. Consequently, I choose integrity and my deep intuition by assuming my choice. I have so much respect and admiration for men. I strive to become the best version of the woman I am while wishing joy, happiness and success to all of us, men and women. To you who kindly asked the question, thank you.