Happy 4th of July from the ladies of MarketHer! Our theme for Season 2 is all about embracing the struggle and letting go of the idea of perfection, and sometimes the pressure to be perfect is no stronger than on holidays. Across social media, it seems like everyone is at the best party, eating the best food, and just overall, having the best time -- but that's not realistic. In the U.S., today is Independence Day and that's all about celebrating our freedom to live life anyway we want; as "perfectly" or "imperfectly" as it may seem to others.
If you haven’t checked out MarketHer yet, this post is for you. (Or even if you love MarketHer, really!) After 9 months and 36 episodes, we’re wrapping up and reflecting on Season 1 - and we can’t wait to show you what’s next! I’ve talked quite a bit about how MarketHer got started, and a little bit about how starting a podcast has helped me grow into a better leader. Our hope is the show has been helping you just as much as it! (For newbies, check out our first post featuring Episode 1 and more about the show.)
You get 10 points if you recognize the quote in the title of this episode from The Notebook. Yes, Britt is a huge fan of Nicholas Sparks. You'll just have to forgive her cheeky humor. DiSC, Meyer-Briggs, Enneagram, and now DOPE. Here at MarketHer, we love personality tests as they help us not only know ourselves better but more importantly, help us understand the people we work with every day.
Picture this. It was a hot summer day in Wallingford, CT. The whole team was in office for one of our quarterly team get togethers. We were in the middle of our annual Dip Day, which is the best day of the year - yes, even better than Christmas - because everyone makes and shares a different dip and you eat dips for days.
We've tackled similar topics before -- the ones where we complain that there aren't enough female bosses, CEOs, leaders having a seat at the table, etc. Well, we are at it again! This week's episode, we are talking about speakers, and particularly, women speakers.
Before I read Never Lose a Customer Again by Joey Coleman (which debuted at #2 on Wall Street Journal’s Best Sellers’ List), when someone asked me to explain my role at IMPACT, I had a hard time articulating it.
You all know her. She's the perfect mom. The perfect wife. She looks gracious on the treadmill and never ever sweats. She shows up to meetings perfectly prepared and everything she says is witty, smart -- and it's just nauseating.
We all recently read an article titled: Four Things Successful Women In Marketing Do. We decided to review this article on our episode and break down what those four things mean to us and how we've been able to implement those into our everyday lives.