Remembering Your Why
Leadership is about making others better as a result of your presence and making sure that impact lasts in your absence. -Sheryl Sandburg, Lean In: Women, Work and the Will to Lead
At heart, I’m an entrepreneur and it took me years to embrace that. I struggled to accept I wasn’t cut out for just corporate life (which is a huge deal for me since I work in corporate marketing!), and that I needed something more to satisfy my deeper longings. It wasn’t until I met my mentor in 2016 that I embraced my true spirit. She was able to pull out this huge piece of me I never knew about.
As a multi-interest entrepreneur with constant ideas bubbling, multiple projects going on at one time and finding new ways to build community, it’s easy to lose your “why.” I’m guilty of losing my balancing act and letting everything fall short. In the hustle of everyday life and have you taken a moment to remember why you started?
The above quote by Sheryl Sandburg is pulled from her book Lean In: Women, Work and the Will to Lead. It’s a powerful book all women should dive into. This quote is one I often refer to and keep close by my heart. My why started when I realized my talents and skills were meant to be shared with people and their dreams. This quote challenges me to be a better leader now and later – I’m often times too futuristic, but this quote helps me find the balance of the here and tomorrow.
I encourage you to take time and remember your why. Not only will it help you be successful, but it will help the others around you feel successful. Your impact in this world is meant to be felt – best wishes, friend!