Raise your standards.

I believe that if you work hard in the spirit of continuous improvement, opportunities come your way. I don’t believe there is a “right path”. I believe if we want fulfillment, we have to create our own paths.  Being willing to constantly reinvent yourself through a self-discovery process in service of just trying to be better is powerful.  And if you raise your standards, the universe will meet you there.

A note from our {woman} CEO

March is Women’s History Month. Today is International Women’s Day. These are important because we must acknowledge the work that we still have to do to as it relates to gender equality. 

Small steps, big possibilities.

Many times, the enormity of where we are and where we want to go makes many of us stay right where we are.   When people “make it” it’s not typically because they took a giant leap in one direction.  It’s because they took a series of small steps and one day woke up in the right spot. 

Do not compare.

I joined social media after college, my first job, a trip to the Peace Corp, business school, marriage, kids and I had a good start on my career.  I had the luxury of being able to figure out who I was without the highlight reel of everyone else’s life to compare myself to.  

Ya down with TSP?

One of the hallmarks of a high performing team is the ability to recognize when there is opportunity for improvement and then do something about it.  Or, more crudely as we said last week during our Fly Feet offsite:  “We suck at this.”

Fear of Failure

In one way or another, fear of failure has held all of us back at some point.  If we’re honest with ourselves, we can all come up with examples of when we didn’t reach for something that we weren’t sure we could do, but knew would be glorious - - even life changing if we accomplished it - - because we were scared we couldn’t do it.

You're asking the wrong question.

I still do a bit of consulting as my #sidehustle in the beauty industry.  I was on a call with a private equity firm last week and the guy on the other end of the line said… “Ok, I have just one more question …