Hey there, Boss Babes! Welcome to the very first episode of our new season! Lindsey and I have been enjoying our mini-break and itching to get back behind the mics to bring you even better content and interviews with our most creative, passionate, and soulful guests. This week, we are kicking things off with a major bang thanks to the razor-sharp insight and inspiration that is Jabu Dayton. Like Jabu’s many skills and interests, this wisdom-packed interview covers a lot of ground, from how to create company culture to what it means to develop your own personal brand.
If you’ve been wondering how to embrace your weaknesses + vulnerabilities and reclaim them as strengths - even superpowers, now’s the time to press play because Jabu’s got you covered. She’s a living example of that ethos.
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HERE'S A SNEAK PEEK OF THE GOODNESS…
“I’m using my own filters of what does it feel like to be made smaller or to be asked to be less than I am and how can I flip that script and actually be larger than life.”
— Jabu Dayton on turning marginalization into a superpower
“Do not tie yourself to someone who treats you poorly or thinks you’re not adding value. If they think you’re not adding value, you’re not gonna be able to convince them that you are. Just get your ass outta there and find somebody that can appreciate you. It’s like dating. Don’t date the guys that don’t like you or the women that don’t like you. Find somebody that actually likes you, and then date them. If they don’t like you, they don’t deserve you.”
— Jabu Dayton on the parallels between dating and finding the right job
“Don’t be a victim. Don’t blame anyone else. Don’t blame those other companies, don’t blame that manager. Spend not one second blaming anyone else if you don’t find a fit. That’s no one’s fault. The longer you spend spinning your wheels being unhappy with people because they don’t love you, the less time you spend loving yourself and moving on to someone who can.”
— Jabu Dayton on rejecting victimhood in your work (and personal) life
“It should be fun, and when it stops being fun, get yourself the hell out of there. That is really rule #1, and if I had known that much earlier, I would’ve been having fun a lot sooner.”
— Jabu Dayton on her #1 rule in work and life
WHAT YOU'LL LEARN ABOUT IN THIS EPISODE…
- Why your personal brand - not your employer - is the only thing you should ever invest in
- The power of “Good morning” and how it can create company culture
- How to reject victimhood, in all its forms, and leverage marginalization to create superpowers
- Why the employer-employee relationship - and everything else - is a lot like dating
- Synchronicity as a barometer for the viability of business ideas
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