Yesterday I had the pleasure of being in the same room and be trained by Stella & Dot’s CEO and Founder, Jessica Herrin, the woman – who is in her late 30’s by the way- is so enthusiastic and passionate that you feel energized and ready to take on the world after hearing her speak.
She was in South Florida training us stylists, but some of the things she said, I believe apply to every woman and thus why I am sharing with you.
Stella & Dot’s mission is “to provide women with the means to style their own lives” and this goes from putting on a set of earrings and feeling pretty and happy about it; to having a group of friends over to your house for a trunk show, spend that much-needed girl time with friends that perhaps you may not see for months otherwise, and of course, get gorgeous free jewelry out of it; or to be a stylist and be able to earn money to pay your shoe obsession (and trust me, there are people who do this for that particular purpose alone), pay for the family vacation or make a living out of it.
How that one phrase encompasses three different perspectives and fits them all, as well as carry over to the charities that the S&D Foundation helps is one of the things that Jessica talked about “find something you’re passionate about and discover a way to be involved in it”, even if there’s no monetary gain from it, you’ll be much happier and fulfilled
She moved on to say that if the reward or end result is worth it in your eyes, be willing to pay the price for it and sacrifice certain things or for a period of time to obtain it, because then it will be so much sweeter and your sense of accomplishment, greater.
We were also encouraged to set goals for ourselves and write them down, because by committing them to paper we hold ourselves more accountable and are more likely to do what it takes to achieve them. Make them realistic, measurable and, if need be, add a certain time frame for achieving them. “Even if you don’t create an action plan for each goal and work your plan, there is tremendous power in simply identifying what you want and focusing some thought on the outcome” this phrase is from an article written by Michael Wyatt on the topic.
One phrase that stuck with me is that “Success is measured by your own happiness and by doing something you’re passionate about”. I hope we can all say one day that we are truly successful.
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