In This Episode You’ll Learn:
- The importance of patience
- Why understanding your core values is in your best interest
- The leadership benefits of recognizing your strengths and weaknesses
There is never a straight line to success. Though Glain has enjoyed many successes during her career, she had her share of wearing a variety of hats before starting her company.
Know that starting your own business will be challenging. Glain shares that through patience and hard work she was able to finally grasp what it takes to be successful in the business world. Instead of setting expectations of where you should be and then comparing them to where you are, reassess if you are on the right track. If you are moving in the right direction, it might not be time to give up yet.
To continue to nurture your customers and community, you must make every interaction with them a valuable one. By adding value to your customers or clients, you may acquire more prospects, differentiate yourself from others in the marketplace and boost the potential for brand awareness.
“One of the things that we have to do today is add value.”
Cultivate a family-like environment for your team. Connection and community can be huge drivers for the success of your business.
Glain explains that really great leaders are doing okay during the pandemic and leaders that struggle with their teams are struggling right now. Workers are more likely to enjoy work when their needs and values are consistent with their employer’s.
Acknowledge Your Weaknesses (And Strengths)
Glain says awareness is key to confronting biases, whether they be conscious or unconscious.
“Every strength you have has an absolutely integrated liability to it.”
Know your strengths and weaknesses and understand how you can work around them. Once you acknowledge your weaknesses, you will be able to face them and adjust how you approach certain situations.
Understand your core values and what’s important to you. If you are unhappy with someone or something, Glain recommends taking a step back and asking what is creating value in that situation.