I spent close to 10 years in the tradition “corporate” work environment, before stepping out on my own and into the network marketing industry.
In the midst of all this, especially during the last couple of years, I have done a lot of self-reflection and digging into my power.
One thing I learned has shaped me the most. Or shaped my outlook anyway.
Success. In both spaces. Does not look like me.
Especially in the spaces that made up my corporate environment. I was always one of maybe two or three – if I was lucky.
And in the networking world, I started to pay attention to who is writing the books that become huge guides to success.
Who is featured in the majority of the marketing material? Who is in the opportunity calls and promotional videos teaching audiences about the potential in having your own business?
It’s not me.
That leaves huge gaps in not just representation, but opportunity. How can we truly know if success is for you, if you never see you running with it?
That’s a large part of why I’m here. That’s why my fire if so big and hot.
I want to add my story. I want to add my face.
I want a whole team of faces to write the story for others. So there are no “others”.
That’s what makes Beautycounter so damn great.
I am sitting on the wheels of a company that not only is pushing for such inclusivity, but that puts it in a space where so many of us who are not represented are actually driving the trends.
I’m not doing this alone. I refuse to do this alone.
Because I know that if I don’t see myself as a success in this space, then the chances are high that they don’t either.
That’s not who I am. I want the next generation and the one after that. I want my sisters (and brothers) who are switching careers or coming into the networking industry. I want them all to see themselves as successful.
Success looks like all of us.
And that goes hand in hand with Beautycounter & the mission of “Everyone means Everyone”.
I’m going to ride that one until the wheels fall off.
Stay tuned for what’s to come.
I want you to be right there with me.