The one, the only, the queen of all #goals. Beyonce killed the stage in Coldplay's Super Bowl halftime show this past weekend. If you follow me on twitter (@PagettSienna) then you saw the announcement that I WAS IN THE SUPER BOWL halftime show and it was absolutely spectacular... but that is for another post ;).
Not only is Beyonce's new song, music video, and tour Formation rocking the media and social media realm.... but Beyonce has some killer statements to make about being empowered and having ambition.
Upon researching for this newest post, I found that Beyonce has a lot more to say than the haters give her credit for:
"I had a choice, to stand still or move forward. To let things happen or to make things happen. Every day I wake up I make a choice not to let the world decide for me, I decide for me. I decide to get going."
"I can never be safe; I always try and go against the grain. As soon as I accomplish one thing, I just set a higher goal. That's how I've gotten where I am."
If there is anyone's advice we should take, it's Beyonce's. It's easy to find comfort in our small successes, but it is only the people who keep striving for bigger goals in small steps everyday that achieve the most. The real talent is the perseverance and drive to keep going when things get mundane. Always strive to be your best self and achieve as much as you are capable to. Your limits are much further away than you ever think that they are.
“Life-fulfilling work is never about the money -- when you feel true passion for something, you instinctively find ways to nurture it.”
- Eileen Fisher
A lifelong model -xoxo SP
Anita Roddick, CEO and founder of The Body Shop natural beauty cosmetics, was an environmental activist and an advocate for women and human rights issues.
She started her entrepreneurial engagement with her husband when opening their first restaurant and then hotel. However, Gordon Roddick soon came to America and Anita was left to ensure provision for her and her two daughters. In 1976, she created The Body Shop.
Her extensive travels and witnessing her mother's frugality during World War II lead to the current Body Shop standards: reusable containers, recyclable materials, and fair retail prices. Anita did not stop with the company whose mission statement proclaimed the "pursuit of social and environmental change," instead she continued her journey by founding Anita Roddick publications. She created a communication center for activism and eventually wrote an autobiography of her life's journey and success.
A year before Anita's passing, The Body Shop was happily purchased by L'Oréal. The company remains a thriving example of environmental preservation and prides its self on its cruelty-free cosmetics.
Anita is an example of persevering outside of one's trained field of knowledge (she originally attended school to become a teacher), and utilizing one's own morals and convictions within the development of a company in order to create a honorable and valued product for many generations.
Information regarding Anita found: http://www.thebodyshop.com/services/aboutus_anita-roddick.aspx
“Whatever you do, be different – that was the advice my mother gave me, and I can’t think of better advice for an entrepreneur. If you’re different, you will stand out.”