TITLE: Want to know a “super skill” used by iconic fashion designer Lela Rose? Hint: It’s also essential for building and sustaining INFLUENCE! (Episode 181)
Lately it feels like the power of nice is taking a backseat to other attributes — many of them not necessarily positive. And yet “nice” is often the “secret sauce” that can differentiate us and our brand from the noisy — often rude —- herd.
THIS WEEK’S GUEST: LELA ROSE
The incredibly talented, hilariously funny, Texas-born fashion and lifestyle designer Lela Rose debuted her signature collection in 1998, followed by the launch of Lela Rose bridal 2006. Her newest venture Pearl by Lela Rose launched in 2018.
When you put on one of Lela’s beautiful designs you instantly feel the fun, thoughtful, femininity, grace and elegance that embodies the spirit of her tremendously successful brand.
While Lela is known for her incredible talent, keen understanding of what women want from their clothes, her ability to combine hard work and fun, and perseverance, one of the things that differentiates her brand and her business is a personal value and corporate culture built around being nice and having fun, while also being tough. Tough and nice are not mutually exclusive!
SPECIAL COLLABORATION SERIES WITH THE SOUTHERN C
This week’s episode launches a special series in collaboration with The Southern Coterie, a network of mostly female creative founders and entrepreneurs. These women embody both a certain southern aesthetic coupled with a tremendous business savvy, and a deep understanding that nice is not the opposite of tough.
She Said/She Said Media and Podcast were thrilled to be the official podcast sponsor for The Southern C Summit this year. I’ve included a link below where you can learn more about The Southern C., and their annual gathering in beautiful Sea Island, Georgia. This event is filled with boundless energy, tremendous business advice, creative inspiration, and opportunities to network and build connections with amazing women who are having a powerful impact.
Like She Said/She Said Podcast, The Southern C summit is a wonderful investment you can make in yourself to have a bigger impact — in your career, your business, your life— all the areas important to you. This year’s Summit theme —to bloom, to grow and to evolve — concepts that run through our collaborative conversations, and are themes we often discuss here at She Said/She Said Podcast.
KEY TOPICS FOR EPISODE 181:
LELA’S JOURNEY AND LAUNCH OF HER FASHION & LIFESTYLE BRAND IN HER LATE 20’s
WHAT SPARKED HER ENTREPRENEURIAL SPIRIT AT AN EARLY AGE
THE IMPORTANCE OF STAYING TRUE TO YOURSELF WHILE ALLOWING ROOM (OR SPACE) TO GROW AND EVOLVE. This is important whether it’s your clothes, your business, or your personal brand. Lela speaks so candidly and authentically about how she thinks about this. You’ll love her perspective!
NICE IS A “SUPER SKILL!” Nice gets an unfair reputation for being the most boring of adjectives, but “nice” may be one of the easiest things we can do to build and sustain influence. Not to be confused with weak or meek, it’s the power of treating others well and expecting nice in return. Nice can make a big difference and is at least one of the secrets to Lela’s tremendous success in business and in life.
SETTING PRIORITIES WITHOUT GUILT! Lela shares hilariously candid advice and perspective on this topic. If you are suffering from “mom guilt” and trying to “do it all,” you won’t want to miss Lela’s great advice!
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LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 181:
Lela’s book “Pret-a-Party: Great Ideas for Good Times and Creative Entertaining” amazon