STOUT Inspiration + Action To Accelerate Your Week
Get inspired by Tory Burch’s embrace of ambition then use our Stout Action Plan to push past discomfort and reinvent your next chapter.
↳ Tory Burch
Tory Burch is the Executive Chairman and Chief Creative Officer of her own fashion brand, Tory Burch LLC, Founder of the Tory Burch Foundation and multi-year member of The Forbes’ World’s 100 Most Powerful Women List.
Inspired by the effortless, iconic style of her parents Buddy and Reva Robinson, Burch launched her brand with a small boutique in Nolita, NYC in 2004 and has grown it into a global business with 200+ worldwide boutiques on a thriving online presence.
Intent on fostering a positive company culture, Burch set forth the “Buddy Values,” (named after her father) -including honesty, kindness, passion, and humility— to create a collaborative environment where people can do great work and have great relationships at the same time.
From the start, Burch insisted that “social responsibility is part of our brand DNA.” In 2009 she launched the Tory Burch Foundation with an aim to “help to empower women to help themselves.” The foundation supports women entrepreneurs through a loan partnership with Bank of America, The Fellows Program (read about Allison Schickel’s #Stout experience) , and their global “Embrace Ambition” campaign.
There is no way to short circuit the path to success. It takes hard work, tenacity and patience.
– Tory Burch
↳ 3-Step Plan To Break Out Of Your Comfort Zone
❶ Challenge Yourself
Identify something you’re not comfortable doing, write down a list of stretch goals and ease yourself out of your comfort zone by tackling them one at time. Use our #Stout insights to break out & break through!
❷ Re-frame Fear
It’s OK to be uncomfortable. In fact, a bit of a white-knuckle grip means you’re headed in the right direction. Remember, no one is an expert at everything, and discomfort is part of growth. To help you breathe through it, try Shaun T’s 7 tips to conquer your mind and transform your life.
❸ Embrace The Journey
Leaving your comfort zone is likely lead you in a different direction towards success. Finding renewed purpose, untapped inner talents and amazing people to share the journey are what change is all about. Keep fueled on the path, wherever it’s leading!
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