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.
I almost couldn’t believe we pulled off our first Catalyst Circle event. Taking a photo as we were getting ready to kick it off just felt right. Together, Carly Broderick, Kayd Roy and I went from idea to reality in a handful of weeks by just figuring it out as we went … taking the next right step.
My personal brand story started shortly after I joined Target in 2005. I was fresh out of business school, having worked in consulting and the Peace Corps prior and so excited to create a career at the bullseye …
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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 …
Many people ask me what inspired me to start Fly Feet. The truth is, there are many, many, reasons. I have always had a passion for fitness and running, and people, and building businesses. So why not bring it all together? But for me, it had to be much more than that. In building something, I needed to bring my purpose, my "WHY", to life.
Ok party people, here are the facts: Women still make $.80 for every $1.00 a man makes. There are 24 (less than 5%) women CEO's of the Fortune 500 companies. These are not just "women's issues", they are human rights issues, calling the attention to all of us. While we have made progress, we clearly still have a lot of work to do …