15 December 2017
What does being bold mean? It’s basically that you are not afraid of stressful situations, you do not lack confidence, and you hold yourself up in a manner that is fierce. “At Haywire Inc., we believe in being bold in business. Business is a profession that requires a little risk. Entrepreneurs know this because those that have been in a situation and taken risks have either moved forward or learned from their mistakes,” says Danielle Hay, managing director of Haywire Inc. Being bold in business derives from being bold as a leader. When you think of a leader, what do you see? It’s someone that fierce, combats issues, responsible, reliable — someone who we can go to when problems arise and know that it’ll be okay. Due to the nature of these type of bold leaders, their businesses are also bold and bright. While boldness is not the only factor, it sure is a crucial one for leaders and businesses to succeed. “Being bold makes an impact. It’s memorable, and it’s making a statement. While leadership boldness is defined in various ways, it’s certain the company’s boldness is through the ownership of its crew and leader,” says Danielle Hay of Haywire Inc. One of the factors leaders should do to attain boldness is by dedicating a focus and a purpose. Do you want to reach a new target? Do you want to accomplish something that sets you apart from your competition? A great way is to establish why you’re doing it. The purpose of your business. Boldness is apparent, it knows what it wants and remains dedicated towards the goal. So make sure that focus is clear and hang on to it until the end. Another significant factor that helps with embracing and establishing boldness is by leading to your vision. “When we make a goal, it is not real yet. It is just something we want to have or see ourselves at in a certain time-span. To make it a reality, one must be bold and innovative. Stick to their boldness and bring it to life,” says Danielle Hay of Haywire Inc. By doing so, you will become someone who is connected with a purpose with their dream a reality in the future.
01 December 2017
An article in Success Magazine, “Women: Know Your Worth in the Workplace” the writer Minda Honey writes about how being the best she can be has helped her become who she is right now. She states, “The moment I stopped settling for less gave me the greatest freedom of my life.” “Many times we go through jobs and different occupations assuming that since we are women, it’s only natural that we take what we get. This is the wrong way to go about any situation. Being of a different gender doesn’t separate you from the fact that you deserve equality over everything in every aspect. Many times leaders at jobs will try to tell you to tone it down if you’re doing excellent because they know ‘raise’ will be asked for. In this growing time, don’t ever undervalue yourself or your skills. At Haywire Inc., we believe that each individual, regardless of gender, brings something significant to the table. We value every aspect of it,” says Danielle Hay, managing director of Haywire Inc. Honey says, “In less than two months I was told I was the best writer they had on staff, selected over more experienced team members to train a new hire. I had ideas, and I was there whenever my boss needed me. But when I asked about the raise during my review, my boss seemed taken aback. I wasn’t asking for anything more than was promised, but it was as if he was offended I’d even mentioned it. I didn’t know what to do. If he’d simply said I hadn’t earned it, I could work harder. But it was clear I was worthy of a raise, he just didn’t think it was my place to bring it to his attention. I’ve always been an achiever, someone who constantly strives to be greater at their work, but now it was as if I was being told to shrink myself.” “This is the moment where a decision needs to be made. This happens on numerous occasions with many women in workplaces. But what separates strong ones is their ability to realize their worth,” says Danielle Hay of Haywire Inc. “In this article, Honey writes ‘But before you can, you must believe you can. Sit down and make a list of your valuable skills. Get together with your friends and honestly evaluate each other’s résumés. Reach out to your mentors and ask for an appraisal. If there are weak spots in your résumé, take classes or teach yourself the skills you need to increase your value and network with other women who can help you move forward in your career.’ We found this statement to be incredibly helpful, as well as powerful. Reaching your fullest potential should be the goal and never underestimate the abilities that make you great,” says Danielle Hay of Haywire Inc.