Having kids isn't usually something we really start doing until after we're married. It seems like today most of us put our careers and education first. We plan our future around our career paths, retirement, when we will buy our first house, a new car -- but, we don't talk about planning for a family. That's what we want to change with today's episode of MarketHer.
My time with IMPACT has been spent building a team of pretty remarkable people. I first joined the company in August of 2016 as the Strategist on a POD - aka what we call teams here.
Throughout our Facebook communities, both MarketHer and IMPACT Elite, we've met countless leaders in small businesses that share the same interests, read the same books, and strive toward becoming a positive impact in their communities - including ourselves! With this in mind, we thought it'd be helpful to bring some outside perspective to our show in this Small Business Leadership Lessons series so we can all see positive examples and learn from each other.
We can't do it all, but we try! The chaos of life can bring you down if you let it, but, when you roll with the punches and you have a good support system, you will rise above!
It's no secret that Brie, Britt, and I are in newer leadership roles. In fact, we are slowly closing in on one year of being in these positions. Trust us when we say it hasn't come without its challenges. It's beneficial to talk about challenges with friends or family. It's theraputic, and you often leave those conversations with a new perspective. But, what if you don't have people in your professional life to bounce ideas of off and talk about the struggles you're facing? Do you sometimes feel alone?
Go back to moment when someone last paid you a compliment. How did you feel? Did your armpits start sweating? Did you look down to the floor? Did you say, "oh, it's nothing." Why is it so hard to just say thank you? We all have different reasons why accepting compliments is uncomfortable. Even Brie and Britt have different reasons than I do and I'm sure you do as well. In this week's episode, we talk about why accepting compliments is always such a struggle.
Truth be told, I didn’t imagine a career in marketing back in my college days. When I was 18, I honestly wasn’t even thinking of going to college because I couldn’t afford it. I was living in a small town north of Pittsburgh and my plan was to waitress, like I did all throughout high school. Yeah, that was my plan.
We are very lucky here at IMPACT. Between Christmas and the New Year, we close our doors and take a much needed break from the daily grind. We spend the weeks leading up to this time preparing to ensure all work and clients are satisfied and ready to hit the ground running come the 1st of the New Year, but whether you take a break over the holidays or go on vacation, don't you just feel like your mind is in a fog those first few days back?