Balance your best authentic self with your brilliant career and read our weekly anecdotes. These short and witty reminders keep you grounded in the present, while the “Now its Your Turn” section asks you to play a part in your search for business success. Women flock to Elizabeth for her brand ideas, but more so because her positive energy sparks inspiration and action. Let her share her wisdom and take an active role in participating. It’s time to dive in to hone it and own it.
Take Lessons from Your Personal Life
We all have times when it’s difficult to separate our personal from professional lives. However, it’s important to remember that every misfortune is a lesson in empathy. The more experiences you have under your belt, the more you can empathize with others.
Unearth Old Passions
Look through your sketchbooks. Take out that sewing machine. Pick up that sheet music. Look to old projects and hobbies that you put on pause. Why? Because it’s a fun, childlike habit to stop being so adult and be a little playful once in a while. You’ll love how quickly you pick things up again
Celebrate “Galentine’s Day”
In the television show Parks and Recreation, Leslie (Amy Poehler) celebrates Galentine’s Day every February 13th with her gal pals. Now, I have to admit, I do not watch TV, nor do I own one, BUT, the moment I heard about Galentine’s Day as a marketer who loves to make up words
You Are a Work in Process
If you’ve ever felt like you had to be the richest, smartest, funniest, most beautiful and successful person in the world, I have two messages for you. One, you’re not alone. Two, relax. You are a masterpiece in progress. And here’s a thought: you always will be “in progress”.
Spend a Day Listening
Mia asks Vincent in the movie Pulp Fiction, “Do you listen or wait to talk?”. This week I challenge you to take one day and concentrate on listening. Speak only when it’s necessary. It’s gonna be hard, but this is a cool challenge. What do you notice? Are people saying what you think they’re saying?
In the Moment Awesomeness
It’s good to have a plan, but it’s important to be flexible as well. The two concepts are more closely linked than you think. Stay current and foresee trends to fuel your business.
Watch Your Words
If you ask your clients to describe your business in one sentence, and they all have different answers, Houston, we may have a problem. The words you use to describe your business should always be uniform and reflect your company’s mission and vision.
Stop Telling Yourself You CAN’T
We will never succeed if there is a gap between what we want and what we are willing to do to get there. You are brilliant and can do everything your heart imagines. Are you always five minutes late? You can break that habit. Practice leaving ten minutes earlier!
Your Profile is Reflective
Let’s face it, people want to know who you are, what you’re doing, and everything else in between. Social media is the easiest way to find that out. Your followers and customers are watching your every move, even on your personal accounts. They’re gonna wanna know that you embody your business values through and through.