Fashion Entrepreneur Podcast

Fashion Originators

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Hi.

Welcome to Fashion Originators, a podcast hosted by me, Stephanie Irwin. Every other week, I interview game-changing fashion entrepreneurs. Each episode, THEY share their wins, losses and wisdom – all to inspire your career and personal goals.

3 ways to know if your fashion career serves you #motivationmonday

3 ways to know if your fashion career serves you #motivationmonday

Whether it’s a job, relationship, or even an item in your closet, it takes courage to admit when things are no longer working. 

While we all face high-stress career moments, I do think its crucial to evaluate whether your fashion career serves you and your bigger goals. To do this, I ask myself three questions... 

3 ways to know whether your fashion career serves you

1.   How much sleep did I get last night? Have I been eating 3 meals a day? 

2.   Is this a contextual incident or a bigger issue with my project or company? Can this be fixed, or are there elements out of your control?

3.   Is there something else I’d rather be doing? 

If you ever feel like ‘giving up’ , I challenge you to think of your answers to the questions above.  If your project or company ultimately isn’t working for you, it’s most likely that you: a) need a few extra hours of sleep b), a pivot into a different fashion role or company, or c) to alter your existing role or endeavour into something that makes you feel like you're progressing. 

Through regular self care, observation and getting real about my interests (what things excite you / don't feel like work), I've been learning how to better align my actions with my longterm goals and sanity. While saying that you want your career to serve you may sound "selfish", I think the cliche of having a 'full cup' is really true here. In my past, I've served companies (others and my freelance work) the best when I've made the conscious effort to ask myself the three questions above regularly. 

I hope you enjoyed this week’s post! I would love to know: 

How do you know when a project is no longer serving you, and in turn, your organization? 

Have you ever wanted to 'give up' on the fashion industry? 

Let me know on Instagram @fashionoriginatorspodcast ! See you next Monday and have a beautiful week. 

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