Watching my mom work with her clients, while earning their respect as an expert, taught me early on that things don't come easily, and there are a lot of sacrifices made along the way.
She taught me that as a leader, you have to be fearless and that giving up isn't an option, regardless of the obstacles you encounter along the way.
What advice can you offer women hoping to start their own business? Take time to analyze your personal goals and make sure the two sets of aspirations are aligned, by setting priorities.
You have to be laser-focused on the business for it to be successful.
My girlfriends and I dedicate one morning a week to working out together (We spin every Saturday morning!
) My husband and I have regular 'date nights' that we are both committed to.
I would read her Psychology Today magazine, and attend classes and seminars with her.
Essentially both industries provide a great service to its customers, by conducting extensive research and taking the legwork out of finding the best fit for someone else's needs. As the saying goes, 'if you love what you do, you never work a day in your life.' I'm fortunate enough to love what I do.It gives me great joy to see how incredibly talented each member of our team is!On the other hand, one of the great challenges I've faced during the first 13 years of Selective Search is defining the balance between living in the present and planning for the future.The parallels between the two industries of 'recruiting' are so profound.
One is finding the perfect match for the job, and the other is finding the perfect match for love.
I took the recruitment strategy used in leading executive search firms for Fortune 500 companies and evolved it into a proven method for helping people find love.