Author: Alyssa Francois / Category Career / Published: Mar-08-2019
International Women’s Day has been celebrated since 1975. In my years acknowledging the day, this is the first year I have felt a deep connection to it. Over the past couple of months I have been able to connect with women that truly believe in supporting other women and it feels incredible. This month, I got the chance to chat with a few female entrepreneurs whom I admire and felt that they had advice that could not only help me, but help a fellow entrepreneur as well.
First up is Stephanie Park, founder of Wylde One, a modern wellness and functional food brand creating high quality, trustworthy, no b.s. Wellness essentials to help fuel you in your daily life. If you follow me on Instagram you’ve probably seen me mention this brand a couple of times in my stories. I’m obsessed with anything that is beneficial to my health.
When I first got my hands on Wylde One, I had no idea who was behind the brand. I got curious, did a little digging and came across Stephanie’s page. I went down a rabbit hole of her inspiring posts and hit the follow button. At a glance, Stephanie is the prime example of a woman who is kind, passionate, positive, determined and helpful. After a short conversation with her on Instagram, Stephanie proved my thoughts about her character to be right.
Read on for the tips Stephanie has shared with me about pursuing what you love and why her superpowers include intuition and determination:
What advice would you give to women who want to pursue a passion but are afraid of what others may think?
“Don’t ever let what other people think of you hold you back from pursuing your own passions. Nobody is really thinking about what you do, because they are all too busy worrying about themselves! Once I realized this, it was game changing for me. If you do find that people around you are judging you, discouraging you, or talking shit behind your back–that’s most likely a reflection of how they feel about their own choices, or how what you're doing makes them feel. At the end of your life, *you* are the only person who has to live with the path you took or didn’t take–so let your passions, your causes, and your own unique gifts drive you.
Also, actively seek out and surround yourself with women who champion other women. Women who want to see you succeed and you for them, who challenge you to be your best self, who you can share ideas with, and who believe in you and cheer you on even when you don’t believe in your own self.”
What is your superpower?
“My superpower would have to be my intuition and my determination. Every time I’ve gone against my intuition, I’ve immediately regretted it. On the flip side, there have been many times when I followed my intuition even if it didn’t make perfect logical sense at the time, that ended up being the best choice. Whenever I’m feeling uncertain or unclear, I try to block out the outside noise and lean into my intuition. My determination is what allows me to power through any situation and never give up. Even if I feel like I’ve failed miserably, I will eventually pick myself up and keep going.”