H-A-L-E.com is a place for women of all ages to come and get inspired. Most of my thoughts on here come from other women in the creative industry that motivate me and make me think. It is also a place where I like to share my own personal journey and lessons learned. Let me tell ya, each day seems to bring new "Ah-ha moments!" Yes, the learning never stops and it never will.
One key point I like to remind myself each morning is to always express gratitude prior to coming into work. Whether that means writing a thought down, texting a friend, or taking in a quiet moment on my balcony. This weekend, I thought a lot about my team at Bar Napkin Productions and how far we've come. They are truly a unique and highly skilled group of people that I genuinely love seeing each day. For that - I am very grateful.
I also reflected on the hurdles I've had to jump over in building a business as a woman. Other CEO female friends around the Downtown Phoenix area seem to have the same story to tell. We have to work harder to prove ourselves, work harder for people to take us seriously, and work harder to "own the room." At this point in my life, I am use to it and dare I say....up for the challenge!
As I sit here and type these words across my screen, I hope you start your day with gratitude and have the motivation to keep pushing, moving, and making magic happen! For all the new female entrepreneurs in the world - keep doing what you are doing. You are creating value without you even knowing it. Just remember to look back and thank the people that helped carve out your path.
My path would not have been made so clear if it was not for my parents. Their encouragement played (and continues to play!) a huge factor in my journey to dream big AND act on that dream. Today, I would like to give a special shout out to my Dad. I always talk about the women in my life, but we must always bring the spotlight to the men who have been there for us too.
My Dad has always inspired me to be a leader. He is the kind of man that likes an equation, a plan, and thoughtful reasoning before making a decision. I've always admired the way his brain works. I strive to make him proud because he has been that great of a dad.
A father's influence in his daughter's life shapes her self-esteem, self-image, and confidence. We must honor the men that actually do it right and raise little girls that feel supported.
So, let us all take a moment to say THANK YOU to all the wonderful daddy-o's in the world.
Happy Father's Day!