Finding Your WHY
Posted on July 13 2017
There a rules that hold true for entrepreneurs. The road map we are on is unlike many others take during traditional career paths, so these rules are crucial. They can often times be forgotten, but we must remember it is a mindset we have to instill and a mindset that must be continuously fueled.
As an entrepreneur you are a leader. You are a self motivator. And you must always go. There are instances where one can feel like going is no longer possible, but by fueling this mindset I refer to earlier it rejuvenates our road to motivating and inspiring others.
One of the most important aspects to this mindset is working for your why. Understanding the meaning behind what you are doing and what it really is that wakes you up every morning to keep working is a little idea, but explains a lot. We all know what we do, and some know how they do it, but very few people and organizations know why they do what they do. When I say Why - this has nothing to do with money. Money is a result. This is the belief and the reason you get out of bed in the morning.
As a woman in the fashion industry, it may be assumed that my goal is to sell jewelry, to be on top of trends, and to maybe even just look good?
Style and creativity drive me in a number of ways. I was reminded of the real reason I do what I do by one of my favorite speakers, Simon Sinek.
Let's be honest, when I started Sangie Palm Beach ( my former brand) and came up with it as a side hobby, it really didn't have a strong meaning behind it. However, over the last year or so as I've been building this business, that meaning has further developed and is now the reason I keep on going.
In a Tribe we feel safe. We sacrifice our comforts and go the mile that needs to be for your satisfaction. The word tribe has developed into a true mission I hope to bring to the brand and while it involves any customer that snags one of my creations, it is also a mission to the tribe babes within the company.
Believe it or not, I actually like to spend time working on my "personal development." Typically that consists of Ted Talks or Podcast from leaders of all kinds. Fun fact - I'll throw it on during a long drive, or make jewelry while I watch the Ted Talks on Youtube :) Simon's Ted Talk continues to inspire and brings incredible points alive that I believe we, as leaders, should all remember. I may not be the biggest brand in the world, but no matter the size I hope to be a leader that keeps this mission alive and creates a safe feeling for our tribe as a member in the work place and outside of it.
If you're having a hard time feeling motivated to start your day at work, I highly recommend going to Youtube right now and throwing on a Ted Talk or another entrepreneur/industry leader in your industry and hear what they have to say. Grab a pen and paper and then jot down what is that will get you excited at work when you are. What keeps you up at night that you are so excited to begin the next day? You're not alone if you've experienced waves of this feeling, but by writing it down it keeps it on our mind. We are visual people, right it down!
Here a few Motivators for you ladies. Enjoy:)