Women In Optometry leadership summit keynote speaker Amina AlTai first took the stage
to talk about living your best professional life. AlTai is
a holistic business and mindset coach who shares her
own story of her career, which started in marketing at
Cartier. Corporate America wasn’t her best fit, so she
left to form her own agency that would specialize in
working with entrepreneurs. But after several years,
she was burned out both mentally
and physically and facing
some catastrophic health risks.
AlTai addressed how blocks in
our mindset can keep us from
success. She detailed how she
needed to change her relationship
with work and stress to
heal herself physically as well
as adjust how she determined
her self-worth, noting that the mind, body and career
approach are all intrinsically
AlTai has redefined
her view of success,
sharing that authenticity
matters more than a nonstop
hustle to her now.
She asked the audience
to consider several factors
in their own journey
to realignment including
their gifts, what brings
them joy, what they
value, what they impact
and what they do. For
example, when assessing
one’s gifts, she advised
that people should look
abilities pour through without much effort.
Focus on less force and more flow. What do you
need to feel good in your work? Is it stronger
boundaries or more support? Is it more money?
Take the time to analyze these areas regularly, as
they change and evolve. “Let your work lift you
up,” she said.
This story is an excerpt from coverage of the inaugural Women In Optometry leadership summit. Click here for the complete story on the event.