Create & Cultivate Recap

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Hey, dolls! If you're following along on my Instagram, you know that I recently traveled to New York City for Create & Cultivate. I had such an amazing time listening to so many amazing women and learning everything they had to give to us to be successful in our own ventures. There were a few key takeaways, though, that I just had to share with you, dolls!

The Right Way to Say No

I really loved this message and its clear intention. We've all been there, dolls, when we've received that rejection letter that completely derails our goals or future plans. It's not purposefully rude or angry, but it discourages us from moving forward when we were so hoping for that magic yes. While no one likes hearing "No," they taught us the perfect way to give a happy "No" to a not-so-perfect email inquiry. You know that old Southern phrase, "Say it with a smile?" Keep that in mind when writing your own rejection letter. Telling your recipient the things you like about them or their company right in the intro, and ending the rejection with a message of hope for their endeavors in the future leaves them feeling better about your rejection. (More on this in the POSH PR® blog tomorrow, dolls, so stay tuned!)

Behind Every Successful Woman...

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Who do you think is there to help a woman reach her goals? We heard again and again at this conference from each and every speaker that the key to these women's success was their smart and savvy team of more incredible women. My mother used to tell me, "Always hire people smarter than you." This message especially rung true to me this weekend as I saw the amazing work of all these outstanding women, working together to create something special for each of their specific industries! 

You're The Only One

Probably my favorite takeaway from this weekend? No matter how old you are, if you want to make something happen in life, you're the only one standing in your way. Don't let that little voice in your head that says you're not capable get any louder than the voice telling you can do it! No matter what you do now for a living, no matter what stage of life you're in, no matter where you live, you have the ability to conquer your goals if you only tell yourself you can!

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Never Judge a Book By Its Cover

I have to admit, dolls, I may have been guilty of this before. I've dealt with my own experience of having people believe I'm not smart enough, tech-savvy enough, all because of my looks and my demeanor. It's annoying and at times, discouraging to find so many people tell me "You're smarter than you look." 

I was a little wary of Rosie Huntington-Whitley before she came on the stage. I thought to myself the same thing I'm sure others have thought about me, and wondered if she'd be able to provide us with anything worthy of our time. Dolls: never judge a book by its cover. Rosie was so educated and eloquent, and I absolutely loved her talk. She really motivated me to push myself further and do the things I'm scared of doing. I was completely enraptured by her and didn't want her talk to end!

I learned so much from so many amazing women, and honestly didn't want to leave such an incredible weekend. It was an absolutely fun and completely educational time and I can't wait for their next conference!

Want to see the rest of my awesome trip? Click here to see all the pink places I had the opportunity to visit during my time in NYC!