Women have always held power within themselves, but it’s nice to finally see it be encouraged all over social media, television and events. It’s a movement and it’s here to stay. Throughout Southern California there are more and more events that are hosted by women for women. Networking, empowering and socializing is what most of these events consist of.
Clarissa Gastelum, Founder and C.E.O of New Palm Collection, hosted the Wake Up, Boss Up event. The event’s purpose was to advice women on how to get out of their own way and into action. There are many times, where we set goals and end up self-sabotaging by making excuses for not acting towards the next step to accomplish that said goal. This is a meaningful conversation because at times we are accustomed to sugar-coating our actions. The panelists for the event included Clarissa Gastelum, Kristel Davis, Founder of The Fox Project and Jocelyn Deleon, Founder and C.E.O of Hire Women. These ladies were very kind and spoke with passion and integrity. One topic was about how at times we may feel stuck and not know how we’re going to get from point A to point B, in our careers. Kristen shared that, “The “how” will not come to us until we commit.” Sometimes it takes us to commit to a goal to start developing a full plan of action. Another fault we face is when we use the, “It’s not the right time,” excuse that prevents one from making progress. Clarissa talked about this and she brought up a great point. “It will never be the right time; you just have to start. Before becoming committed into styling/fashion I would say, I’ll start when I lose the weight but, why wait, the time is now. Wherever you are, just start. Start with the idea. Start with the conversation and do some research to get familiar with what is it, that you want to do. You’ll never know who you’ll connect with. Start thinking bigger than what you were taught.” Lastly, when discussing the topic of self-judgment, Jocelyn said, “At the beginning of our journey, we are afraid of being judged. For example, when posting on social media we focus too much on the opinion of others. Just go for it. Keep creating even if it is not perfect. Progress is better than perfection.”
All these women had meaningful and motivating advice to give. The three main takeaways from the event were: ways in how we self-sabotage and how to avoid doing so, following your passion will not be easy but well worth it, and lastly believe in yourself. If you don’t believe in yourself, your products/service, or your brand, how do you expect others to believe you? To find more about events like Wake Up, Boss Up or about the speakers please check out the links below.
Clarissa Gatelum: https://www.newpalmco.com/
Joceyln Deleon: https://hire-women.com/
Kristel David: https://www.kristeldavid.com/optin