Something that I love to do is listen to podcasts. Most of the time, it’s when I am doing some work or just need to clear my mind. The other day, I was inspired after listening to the Almost 30 podcast and they interviewed Liz Plosser, the editor-in-chief of Women’s Health magazine. For me, motivation comes in so many forms but powerful women in business are people that I look up to.
Liz started her career in investment banking and after a year of working in the industry, she knew that she wanted out. Liz explains to the hosts of the Almost 30 podcast, Krista Williams and Lindsey Simcik, how she felt motivated herself to change paths.
“It’s funny, I was in such a dark place in that time I turned to health and wellness to get me through it. I signed up for my first marathon and I would go on these training runs with these strangers in Central Park. And over these long runs, like miles and miles, I was just sort of working through ‘What am I doing with myself?’ ‘Could I really leave this job that pays so well?’ The night before one of our longest runs, I had a dream that I was an editor at a health and fitness magazine,” said Liz.
Fostering Empowerment In Your Team
One of the biggest takeaways that I was able to grab from this interview was that Liz prioritizes her editorial staff. She truly makes them feel appreciated and gives them freedom to be creative in their element. By delegating tasks and “restraining [myself] from tinkering unless it really needs that,” Liz has learned that this is the type of community that she wants to surround herself with.
“You really can’t touch every single thing to the degree that you want to.” – Liz Plosser
Being on a team with men and even working side by side with my husband, has proven to have its difficult times. Even being a woman in charge, I always thought I needed to be “tough” or “have a game face.” All that did was stress me out even more. And honestly, by being that way I felt like I had to do everything myself if I wanted it done the “right way.” I have learned over time that I have to let people be creative in their respective areas.
This can transition into so many aspects of life, but especially in business I think that learning and understanding how to really delegate and let go of every single detail like Liz speaks about, that hit me right in the feels. “You really can’t touch every single thing to the degree that you want to,” Liz said to the Almost 30 gals. THIS! Yes, I am glad that she said it out loud! It’s confirmation that even the editor-in-chief of one of the most successful magazines in the world isn’t so hard on herself.
My Motivation This Week
My goal from finding these amazing people and their ideals is to try and put those words into action. This week I am motivated by Liz to be empowered by my team here at The Media House. Fostering empowerment will open so many doors with future clients and keep us motivated to better ourselves.
At The Media House, we look up to people in all types of entrepreneurial fields. Motivation Mondays are blog posts about people, businesses, ideas, quotes or anything that we find inspiring to keep us doing what we do each and every day. We are always striving to better ourselves and our brand!