My second quality would be my endless pursuit of knowledge. I read everything — books, articles, white papers. If I want to lead from the top, I have to fight power with power and knowledge with knowledge. You can’t say you’re an expert and then not make the investment or learn what it takes to be the best in your industry. I’m fully committed to my professional development and growth so that I can continue getting in[to] the rooms to effectuate change.
What are three success habits you implement into your daily routine to maintain your success, sanity and peace of mind?
1) I meditate.
2) I listen to a motivating message or podcast [such as] “The Quote of the Day Show” with Sean Croxton.
3) I create boundaries. My phone is on “do not disturb” daily from 10 p.m. until 9 a.m. so that I’m not disturbed by my phone, messages or the like, and so that my brain can wind down and I can get a good night’s rest.
As a successful woman in business, what is your proudest achievement?
My proudest achievement would probably be when I won a regional Emmy for a wardrobe styling TV project. It was an opportunity that came out of the blue and also one where I wasn’t given much time. I could have taken the credit all by myself when the opportunity came, but I decided to loop in some of my other peers who could also benefit from the opportunity. We worked hard, we did a good job, and then we went home. We had no idea it was being submitted for Emmy consideration. In the end, we all ended up winning. Something that I just thought was me “doing my job” and sharing with others ended up being one of the proudest moments of my career.