If we're lucky enough to have the ability to follow our passions, you may find yourself in a field that you love, as I have for the past twenty years in beauty. But somewhere along the way, you don't necessarily get lost, but you just keep plowing through. The dreams stop and it's more about maintaining. For me, the constant over achiever, it was about success. Making a name. Making an impact.
The most meaningful moments for me in my career weren't the numbers I made in sales, although I was a top performer. It wasn't the promotions or titles that I was awarded, although I have certainly had the feeling of "arriving" when I reached the top of the Education ladder with the world's most prestigious luxury brand. For me, it was and always will be about the people whom I had an impact on. The people that I developed, that I promoted, that are today at the top of their ladder. It's the cards that pour out of my memory boxes of past colleagues who have shared their feelings and thanks with me about our time together. That, my beautiful friends, is what dreams are made of.
I recall sitting in my Manhattan office, surrounded in glass and overlooking the Empire State Building, a saying to a colleague, "if you could put a sign that on my door, 'People Developer', that would just about sum up my inner most desires." For me it was always important to have a team, to have a group of people that I could make an impact on and to ultimately...lead them to BEING THE BEST out there.
And so, after years of plowing through the constancy of "work"', I have the opportunity to live out my dream, to make an impact , to simply inspire others to live life to their fullest potential, beautifully.
Guess what? There is no secret. It is simply about identifying where your passions intersect your skills, building confidence around that uniqueness and going for it. Taking chances. Knowing that you are unique. Because the fact is - and listen closely - not everyone has the passion to do this. Not everyone has the desire to win, to be the best. It takes work to pay attention, to dream, to take chances. IF you have the ability to do it, HARNESS IT as it will be the differentiator and the key to your success and happiness. No one stays idle in life. As long as you are alive, you are constantly in motion. The question is, in which direction? Forward or backward?
Go forward! Be a force to be reckoned with. After all, what is it that you plan to do with this one precious life?
How do you live life beautifully inspired? Please share comments, create dialogue, tell me what you'd like to see. I will be sharing more about coaching, beauty and living life in general as mom, wife and mentor.
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