My last thought before walking out on the IMPACT Live stage was, "[INSERT INAPPROPRIATE WORD], I don't want to do this!" And then my fellow teammate, Dan Baum told me it was too late for that and guided me on stage where our CEO, Bob had just called my name and hundreds of people were waiting for me to speak. This is the story of everything that led up to that moment...
Every time I whip out my suitcase from the closet, it's always the same reaction. I don't have children, but I consider my 120-pound bloodhound my only son. As soon as he spots my suitcase, he starts panting out of anxiety and crying. Sunday morning, before I left, he put his paw on my arm, as if he was saying, "Mom! Don't go!" (Tear) But, of course, I had to and wanted to go because I was leaving for IMPACT Live! If you normally work from home, and/or you're a natural home-body like me, then you know all too well the struggle of traveling for work.
I didn't know how bad it was until I realized how good it could be. Three months ago, I was diagnosed with Hashimoto's disease -- a thyroid disease that causes hypothyroidism, meaning my body doesn't produce enough of certain very important hormones.
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?
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.
Guess who's back!?! If you guessed MarketHer, then you're right! After a short hiatus at the close of Season 1, Angela, Brie, and I are back for Season 2 and we should come with a warning! Between end-of-school activities, vacations (one to Colombia!), setting up a farm business, and brand new jobs (still at IMPACT) for the three of us, we needed time to focus on all the amazing things happening around us!