Home building is long known for being a very male-dominated industry, but my guest today, Sheryl Palmer is the only female CEO in the Top 20 home builders rated by Glassdoor.
Sheryl is the chairman and CEO of Taylor Morrison, a leading national home builder and developer based in Scottsdale, Arizona. With more than 30 years of building experience, she has led Taylor Morrison into the top ranks of America’s largest public home builders. Under Sheryl’s leadership, Taylor Morrison recently became the first home builder to appoint a majority female board of directors.
It is hard to be your best when you’re pretending or trying to be somebody different.” – Sheryl Palmer
As a leader, it really is OK to be humble and vulnerable if that is who you are.” – Sheryl Palmer
I’ve never been the smartest person in the room, but I’m the most passionate, hardworking, and I have the ability to bring out good stuff in great team members.” – Sheryl Palmer
Laura Wasser gets up close and personal with celebs like Kim Kardashian, Angelina Jolie, Gwen Stefani and Jennifer Garner (just to name a few!). Wasser is a celebrity divorce attorney and the founder of the NEW online divorce platform itsovereasy.com.
Laura created ‘it’s over easy’ to change the way people feel about divorce. It’s a platform that makes a challenging process accessible and affordable to everyone.
As the author of the 2013 bestseller, It Doesn’t Have To Be That Way, Laura really believes that by simplifying the divorce process, couples are empowered to take control of their own destiny without having to rely on expensive attorneys.
You have to be open to the idea that you can’t do everything yourself, and that when you are giving help to others then that will come back to you. Take it! Take the help.” – Laura Wasser
Unless you are strong and healthy and feeling good, you cannot do what you need to do for your household, for your family or for your kids. I think it is so good for my boys to see a strong working parent.” – Laura Wasser
As women we are not looked at the same way as men are. For better or for worse, we’re not. So we just have to realize that.” – Laura Wasser
Ladies, I’m going to come out with something that I think we’re all feeling these days…
As a woman entrepreneur, there is nothing more draining than hearing about yet another bright, shiny tactic to grow your business today.
You want to be at the top of your game, but it seems like unless you sit chained to your computer every day, creating Facebook Ads, writing email marketing promotions, or producing a Web TV show, you’ll disappear into oblivion.
Trust me, being an entrepreneur can (and should!) be way more fun and exciting than this. There are many simple ways to generate profits that you simply don’t hear much about these days. But they are extremely effective.
With everything that’s going on in the world right now, I hesitated to write this article. However, I felt called to share my reflections with you. There has been so much despair and devastation in the world lately that when something happens to us personally, we can try to shrug it off because “compared to what’s going on in the world, this is minor.” (This has been my “mantra” over the past week.) Although I believe this to be true, when something happens to you personally, it feels real and challenging. It can paralyze you and keep you from moving forward. It’s essential that you acknowledge what’s happening and find solutions to manage the madness of life.
Today, I received an email from a very smart woman who is just beginning her journey as an entrepreneur. In her email, she shared with me that lately she’s been noticing that a lot of “stuff” is coming up for her. When I read this, I smiled. I knew that my smart, courageous friend is getting out of her “comfort zone.” Smart Women know that when they enter unfamiliar territory in life and business, “stuff” always shows up and can get in the way.
Making a decision to do something new or different in your life can get really uncomfortable. It triggers all of your “stuff” down deep inside. You may start to question everything you do and sometimes you wonder if you should continue with your new Big Idea, Dream, or Goal. After all, you may not be overjoyed with your current life situation, job, or business but at least it’s familiar—right? I remember a time in my life when I felt out of sorts, stuck and trapped, but at the same time I wasn’t sure if I had the courage to make the changes that were needed in order to feel whole, passionate and purposeful.
For example, when I decided to give birth to Smart Women Smart Solutions, there were many reasons why it wasn’t the most “ideal” time to begin something new. For example, I had my son who was a toddler and was pregnant with my daughter. My “stuff” seemed to pop up everywhere and follow me around with all of the reasons why now might not be the “right” time to start a new business. “Who will take care of my son?” “Now isn’t the right time” “What if it doesn’t work?” “What if I fail?” Sound familiar?
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