One of the things that IMPACT works on, day in and day out, is effective communication. We talk about radical ownership, consultative dialogue, and clear communication in every part of our organization. If you want to affect positive change -- whether that be in your personal life or at the office -- you have to be able to communicate directly and compassionately with an individual, so they (a) understand why you are asking for change, and (b) know what is needed for change to happen. I'll be the first to admit that I'm not always good at this. Sometimes I stumble over my words and, often, I can come across as unsympathetic and abrasive. But it's more that I'm trying to find the easiest and simplest solution, without dragging a decision out for months. This is where this week's episode came from.
In case you haven't noticed yet, we haven't posted a podcast recently. Instead, we've been sharing personal experiences to give a bit of a one-on-one approach to MarketHer. Last week, Britt shared the joys of her new office and the different spaces some of our remote people work from. We hope this gave you some inspiration to spruce up your personal working space, whether it be in your home, in a co-working space. or an office. This week, I wanted to share what it's like for me, and for some of my fellow coworkers when summer is over and school is back in session!
Britt, Brie, and I have been recording MarketHer for a little over a year now. We have talked about LuLaRoe Leggings, Mental Health, and Having a Seat at the Table, but we don't often talk about what we are really working on in the office. Maybe it's because we've been working on so much, that it's really hard to narrow it down in a way that is truly helpful and effective to you -- but this week, we wanted to give you a peek behind the curtain.
Is original content that hard to create and stay on top of? Yes, and no! The day we sat down to record this episode of MarketHer, a memory popped up on Facebook that reminded me this was our one year anniversary of recording this show. We had our normal prep time talking about how we would discuss our one-year anniversary, which led us to how challenging it sometimes was creating new content every week for a year.
Do you have grit? Some claim that in order to have grit, you must have life experience or be a baby boomer. Many think success comes from having a certain level of grit, which is something Brie, Britt and I discussed in this episode of MarketHer.
All of us MarketHers love going back and listening to our own episodes from Season One. Is that odd? What we have found is that we end up giving ourselves advice we really needed to hear again, or we pick up on things that we want to discuss again, OR like in this topic, we realize that we want to offer some clarity on topics we've covered. This week, we revisit the ol', "If you hate your job and your company's culture sucks...then quit!"
We all do it -- selfies, pictures of your kids, pets, your new house, a new car... It's a cycle of constant updates! But is this behavior creating unrealistic expectations and a false sense of failure for MarketHers and users in general?
Did you ever have had one of those moments as a little girl (or boy) when you just knew you were meant to be someone or do something great? Then, as you got older, it became even more apparent?