Episode 53: Habits & Hacks: Ask Us Anything

Habits & Hacks: Ask Us Anything

Do you have a career-related question that you’re uncomfortable asking your peers, managers or mentors?

Well that’s exactly what we’re here to help you with on the Habits & Hacks show – where we will address the questions you pose via email, or on our social media channels.

Whether it’s asking for a higher salary, or a much-deserved promotion, or addressing a business or personal challenge – often times, women find it hard to “just ask”. Our fear of being perceived as inadequate prevents us from asking – but it causes us to pay a high price in every aspect of our lives—in lost income, slower career progress, LIMITED access to leadership roles and potential risk to well-being.

So, learn to ask – and start by asking us.


[01:39] What Monica wishes she had asked earlier
[03:10] The definition of success varies with organization
[05:25] What Nikki wishes she had asked earlier
[08:22] Stop and smell the roses
[11:28] Share your questions


“Don’t let the urgency of success take away the gift of learning, the gift of the experience and the journey itself.” – Nikki Barua

“The magic lies in the journey, not at the destination.” – Nikki Barua

“The one question you need to ask your manager before going in to interview for a promotion is, how do you define success?”- Monica Marquez

About Nikki Barua:

Nikki Barua is a digital innovator, serial entrepreneur, author & speaker. Learn more at https://www.nikkibarua.com/.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thenikkibarua/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thenikkibarua/

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/thenikkibarua/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/NikkiBarua

About Monica Marquez:

Monica Marquez is an ex-Googler, diversity expert and senior corporate leader. Learn more at https://themonicamarquez.com/.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheMonicaMarquez/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/themonicamarquez/

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/themonicamarquez/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/themmarquez

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