Remember the children’s game: Packing My Suitcase? What trip were you planning? What did you need to take with you on your trip? Today, that game could be called MY GREAT EXPECTATIONS .

It begins by asking yourself: Is MY trip a journey or a destination? ASK: (1) Am I making the trip because I want to join the January 21st Women’s Protest March. Or, (2) The Women’s March is my first step, to a lifetime as a leader. To make the world a better place, I want to be a leader of the change I want to see in the world.

Deciding whether your trip is a journey or a destination is a question you can ask yourself every day. When you are able to clearly describe the space between where you are NOW – what you have right now – and what you want, you’ll be able to pack your bag for the success you’re seeking.

Alexia Parks, Founder of is an Adjunct Professor, an expert on gender equality, and a UN Mentor. She has created a new, unified, Evolutionary Model of Leadership based on 10 traits found in the male and female brain.