with Lau Lapides
There are very few things in life that are black and white. The world is full of nuances - nuances that can be challenging when they come up in business. Anne & Lau dive into the emotions & decision making process that happens when you make a decision to protect the ethics of your business. Most people don’t want to talk about ethics in business. They are uncomfortable with the topic and don’t know how to approach it, but discussion is one of the only ways to bring awkward subjects into the light. No decision is without trade-offs. It usually means losing something, whether that's time, money or energy. When faced with a tough decision, ask yourself how this feels in your gut? Is it the right thing for you? For the future of your business? Remember, there are no right or wrong answers. Only decisions that feel right or wrong for you at this moment in time.
Anne & Lau discuss what ethics they apply to their businesses + how to navigate these nuances and often difficult decisions...
"You cant get through life completely unscathed." - Lau
Lau Lapides is Founder & President of Lau Lapides Company, a boutique coaching, training & production company for voice talent and actors. It has its headquarters in Boston with satellites in NYC, Miami and LA. Programs include hybrid online & in-person workshops, seminars, one-to-one personalized coaching, + showcases in NYC/LA and online. Lau’s media and broadcasting career coaches all work in television, film, radio and theatre. Their voices can be heard around the world.
Top 10 Takeaways
Quick-share concepts from today’s episode:
The choices you make build your path and define the ethics of your business.
Expect that these uncomfortable dilemmas will come up.
Often making the right decision for you doesn’t feel good at first. It can be uncomfortable & awkward.
When making big decisions, ask yourself how this feels in your gut?
Don’t be afraid to reach out to your network for advice & support.
You have to care enough about projects to connect, but remove yourself enough from work decisions to keep yourself sane.
Disruption will happen, but you can control how you handle it.
It’s easy to blow things out of proportion, especially when it comes to your business.
Stay grounded to the reality of the situation when these nuanced issues arise.
Remind yourself that you’ve made difficult decisions before and now how to navigate them.
"Is it worth it to align myself with this brand when I feel uncomfortable with what they’re asking me to do?" - Anne
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