FIRST THOUGHT: Force of Habit
If you are a career gal, whether with entry-level or boss status, add The Power of Habit to your shopping list. It’s totally transformed the way I view not only my career, but also my everyday routines. From scoring touchdowns to reducing conflict in the Middle East, habits dictate everything, y’all. If your business produces high turnover or if you just can’t manage to lose those 10 pounds, it might be caused by the miniscule decisions you unknowingly make. Today, write down your three main stressors and attack them head-on.
WOMEN IN NUMBERS: 18
Habits are directly correlated to our level of happiness. According to the Harvard Business Review, one major source of unhappiness for employees is inadequate training, which is understandable because who has time to stop and examine the foundation of their business? Make 2018 the year you set aside time to look at what is and isn’t working within your workplace. Business Insider suggests breaking up with 18 bad habits this year, including taking too many meetings, failing to prioritize and underplanning. Also, don’t skip your workout, as those who have good fitness habits may find it easier to form good habits at work.
WOMAN TO WATCH: Sarah Robb O’Hagan, CEO of Flywheel Sports
One woman who has created a success-driven routine using fitness as a model is Sarah Robb O’Hagan. Sarah, an executive, activist and the CEO of Flywheel Sports, has also been described as the “Pied Piper of potential.” This woman has some serious energy, which she brings into every avenue of both her personal and professional lives.
This lady entrepreneur started a job at Nike while still in college. Sarah notes the position boosted her confidence because her skills and interests matched the sports brand and made her feel like a great fit. With laser focus, she’s honed in on her industry—athletics—and is known for her ability to disrupt businesses’ dated methods by emphasizing the importance of training.
Flywheel Sports, a woman-owned indoor-cycling company in more than a dozen American cities, is all about training. With a variety of rhythmic, sweat-inducing bike workouts and studio barre classes, Flywheel Sports is pedaling at a rapid speed. Part of the company’s philosophy is that setting extreme personal goals and unleashing your potential inspires you to be your best.
Sarah discusses the importance of personal goals and habits in her book, Extreme You: Step Up. Stand Out. Kick Ass. Repeat. She also shares her career triumphs and struggles, including being fired twice. Those four phrases are a sort of mantra for Sarah that she urges readers should take on too. One reader even calls the read a way to get in “kick-ass mental shape.”
When asked what she would tell her 22-year-old self, Sarah responds with, “Chill out,” further explaining that while things sometimes seem slow going, time flies and your experiences and habits all add up in the end. Sarah reminds us that with good habits and training, we can all be our best.
Sarah Robb O'Hagan draws from her own ups and downs as a CEO and successful businesswoman. Click here or visit OnTheDotWoman.com to read her three tips for pushing past failure to achieve success.
QUITE THE QUOTE
Speaker and author Carla Johnson gives us our final nugget of advice today. She said:
“You have to look for inspiration. To do that, you have to be brave, curious, open and excited.”
This is Melinda Garvey signing off until next time. Remember, ladies, empowered women empower other women. Share On the Dot so more women can have a voice. Thanks for getting ready with us.