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Belle Yambao, Contributor
April 25, 2012

5 Ways to Get out from under the Shadow of an Accomplished Parent or Sibling

Making your mark on the world gets harder when you're constantly being compared to a successful parent or sibling. By Belle Yambao

shadowIt’s a double-edged sword when you are trying to make a name for yourself in an industry or company your parents or siblings has already achieved a lot in. On one hand, their success can open up doors for you. They can share the secrets to their success and give you valuable advice about each challenge you face. On the other hand, this can also put an enormous amount of pressure on you. People expect more from you just because you are the daughter or sister of someone so great.


Are you crumbling under the pressure, not just from others, but from yourself? FN gives you a few tips on stepping out on your own.


(Originally published as "Isabella Gonzalez Challenged by Mom Kuh Ledesma's Success + Getting out from under a Parent or Sibling's Shadow " on Female Network; photo of Gossip Girl courtesy of CW)

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