This past Tuesday, I had the pleasure of attending a panel discussion at the Alo Yoga Flagship store in Beverly Hills. If you’ve been following me for a while, you know that I’m a sucker for any opportunity I can take to do some learning, so I was super excited to learn from a handful of women who are successful in the wellness industry! Here are my three takeaways from a Beverly Hills Girlboss panel!
First, a little more info on what I attended!
The two ladies in the top photo are Jayla and Chrissy, who are models and co-founders of Kalumi Beauty, which is a bar to be eaten on-the-go that has marine collagen (protein) in it! I am a HUGE sucker for collagen and try to sneak it into so many foods, so I was intrigued to try some! The ladies on the bottom right corner are Vanessa, the founder of ModelFit (which I tried last year at Blogfest) and Brooke, who is the founder of the Mylk almond milk company, and Made With Love juices!
Whenever you get four successful businesswomen and a moderator together, you are sure to get some good takeaways, and this was no exception! I am going to share my top three favorites that impacted me the most!
1. Have a routine, but don’t be married to it!
One of the questions Erica, the lovely moderator (on the right in the photo above) asked was about the morning routines of the boss ladies shown. Most of them had something they try to do every morning, but one thing I appreciated was when one of them mentioned that while it is wonderful to have a morning routine, it’s also important to realize that there will also be days where you are sprinting from the shower to the car without eating and swearing the whole way – because that’s life. I am definitely guilty of setting unrealistic expectations for myself in this regard, whether it’s for an ideal morning routine, or even doing the daily checklist for my goal accountability, so it was refreshing to hear that people further along on their journey were not perfect every day, either! Now I just need to be better at not beating myself up when my days don’t allow for me to check off all my little boxes!
2. When you meet someone judgmental, they probably judge themselves way harder.
This is something that Brooke said that really resonated with me, not just as the person being judged, but I hate to say it – the judgmental person. I think most of us can identify with being hard on ourselves, and (as you can see from takeaway #1) I am no stranger to it. I also catch myself judging others, and when Brooke made this statement, it really hit home. I hope that I can get better at both being kinder to myself, as well as others, and that the next time I feel judged, I can remember that the other person is probably battling demons, and could use some extra love and prayers!
3. Remember to get in touch with your feminine side, Girlbosses!
Like it or not, business is a male-dominated field, and often to be successful, female entrepreneurs need to tap in to their masculine energy to be successful in it. I apologize for using traditional gender markers to explain, and usually rebel against these ideas, but I could see a point being made here. The idea was that the feminine energy calmly manifests what’s needed and desired, while the masculine goes out and grabs it. Even though I’m a makeup artist and model, I usually say “I’m not girly” and that I don’t like pink much, I think I need to get more in touch with my feminine energy – I think I kind of push it away a lot!
Anyone have any books or insight on this one? This is more of an “I should explore this more” takeaway than an actionable one that’s easy to implement immediately!
I would be remiss if I didn’t take the chance to say that the event and space was BEAUTIFUL. There were lilac bushes surrounding the top patio, and it smelled like a dream – which may have both helped me tap into my feminine energy, and help me relax after a crazy day (one where morning and any routine went out the window, as I had a doctor’s appointment and an out-of-town shoot for People again! That comes out this coming Friday, so I’ll have another portfolio update for you – and you’ll understand why I look like a ragamuffin and why I was too tired to take many more pictures!
There were also adorable giftbags (Which I think I’ll pay forward in an upcoming giveaway, samples of the Mylk almond milk, and of course, plenty of Kalumi bars! I can’t wait to try more, and definitely want to go do some yoga at Alo in that amazing setting! Speaking of working out, I think I’ll be giving ModelFit another try, too, to mix things up if I need a break from lifting heavy! I hope that you enjoyed my three takeaways from a Beverly Hills girlboss panel!
By the way – which of these lady-bosses do you think I should ask to be on my podcast? Comment below!