Month: January 2019

Showing up is an inside job bigger than you

January 10th 2019 marked the first concrete milestone for the “Women in leadership who dare to play in the boys club initiative”. Everyone who showed up on that day is a leader. They all were in communication, I knew exactly who was going to show up and when, and I did not have to worry about anyone not having their things together. …As a matter of fact, they came over-prepared and with the most beautiful enthusiasm and smile, especially after clearing out the energies from the commute to Brooklyn snafus. All experts in their respective fields, my promise was to give them the opportunity to experience what it feels like when you go on a TV set. Let’s face it, even though I have been mostly writing lately, video is where it’s at in terms of positioning yourself, gaining greater credibility, get your audience to know you, getting business opportunities, and amplifying your message. As part of a women’s history month series, I actually am part of a panel on that very topic on March …

How mature is your leadership?

“I want more responsibilities.” How many employees come to you with that request? Sometimes they are your high performers, other times your highly ambitious or well-intentioned managers. You also are someone simmering with that desire if you are looking to grow… Opening a new location, joining a philanthropic board of directors, buying a 2nd or 3rd property, signing up for a mind fitness program (aka hiring a coach), having another kid, etc. Saying and voicing out loud we want more responsibilities is great, but do we really know what we are actually asking for? Here is a funny story: Just this week, my step young adult/kid asked to get more responsibilities (YAY!). Feeding the cats in the morning was the specific request. “Absolutely!” was my answer. To add context, I feed the cats in the morning as soon as I get up. I also have to monitor them eating because they will sneak up on each other’s bowl. One has to eat prescription wet food and the other is allergic to it. AND, every cat owner knows …

How will you balance yourself in 2019?

How do you know when “good” mindsets you have, go too far? We all know that any good thing that is overused brings its load of weaknesses with it. Knowledge is only 50% of the ingredients when it comes to the recipe of restoring balance or instilling change. Weather you are on the side that resolutions are underrated or the one that deems them overrated, balance is an intention we hear loud and clear across platforms for 2019.   …and that has been the case for decades…   The difference today is that technology gives us the opportunity to produce more, in a 24 hours cycle. How cool is that?! I surely am not asking you anything you didn’t already asked yourself, but is “producing more”, the goal? Maybe… And if so, why?   In the 10 years I worked in the fashion industry, the goal was always to make a higher profit margin from one year to the other.  It was a “do more and better, with less and less budget, year after year and …