Women entrepreneurs are often faced with a lack of inspiration and motivation. This can be true for any woman who is trying to start her own business, but it’s especially difficult when women face sexism, discrimination, and other barriers that make it more challenging to succeed. We at the LBI Backstage Pass, value inspiration want to help you find yours so you can keep pushing forward!
We’ve been talking all about our core values in the last few weeks and Inspiration is the next one we want to share with you! So let’s dive into our core value of inspiration, what it means to us and how we see it supporting our community.
Inside the LBI Backstage Pass Inspire means…
Story telling – We see our community as a platform for women of all walks of life to share their stories and we want to shine our spotlight on them! Through sharing our stories we’re finding value from our experiences, building empathy and creating a shared experience. Our community is a safe space to share all of the parts of your story with authenticity.
Leadership – Modeling the behavior we want to want to see is a key element of the leadership we believe will inspire others. We’re paving the way when it comes to making sure that women are getting paid for their experience and knowledge. We foresee a community that pays well for speaking, teaching, and being a part of the leadership. The leadership we want our community to inspire and aspire to is inclusive, kind and listens.
Ultra kindness – Kind and clear communication, active listening, authenticity and empathy is where ultra kindness starts to show up for the LBI Backstage Pass. We also want to inspire our community to show up and be a force for good. There is no space for “mean girls” and we want to leave every one we come into contact with feeling inspired, heard and motivated.
Empathy – I’ve mentioned empathy at least once already, but it also stands alone in our core value of inspiration as one of our pillars. We believer that inspiring through empathy allows people to feel seen and heard, and that their story does matter. We want our community to feel represented, empowered and courageous.
Walking out the character traits we value – We inspire by leading and modeling integrity, authenticity, consistency, self evaluation, transparency and focus. In action, we believe that these traits will inspire people to mirror back similar action in our community and the world! Leading and inspiring others from the right place (values and heart) is magnetic!
Taking action – The movement we’re creating requires trailblazers and front runners to take inspirational action. We are the those trailblazers, action takers and front runners. We’re willing to put in the work and effort to create something that positively effects entrepreneurial women for generations. We see amplifying our message in unique and creative ways – beyond ad campaigns. The excitement that is being build in the community inspires, motivates and creates magic for all.
Cohesive – We believe in hiring the right people to create focus and clarity inside the Backstage Pass. Our team members align with our values and messaging, and communicate our mission and purpose clearly. Inspiration in our community allows us to create alignment between what we value and how we share that message.
Impactful – Inspiration, when done right, creates a positive impact. There is a ripple effect that takes place… our impacted community members become leaders, and impact others. That momentum takes on a life of its own and we can witness new leaders emerge; inspiring, guiding and exemplifying all we believe in.
A safe place for all to participate – Even at our most vulnerable, we desire our community to be a safe place. The LBI Backstage Pass is a place for healing, helping, empathy, and growth. We want all to experience a sense of belonging and support.
Inspiration is the fuel that drives us to take action. It’s a powerful force, and one we want our community to be full of so they can inspire others in turn. We have been talking about how it is possible for us as a community to inspire through our leadership skills, practicing empathy, being kind and showing empowerment.
We want to know, what does your definition of inspiration look like? What inspires you on a daily basis? How do you encourage those around you – friends or co-workers – who may not be feeling very inspired at this moment in time? Share with us your thoughts on these questions below!