#Girlfriendcode. Anne Moss Rogers, this one is for you doll!
One of the things I love about one of my best friends is she taught me the true meaning of this in business! We both ran successful marketing agencies, hers – Impression Marketing, mine – Medical Marketing Consulting. She was a very lucky girl who understood content marketing and the value of the Internet. I was a girl who had a good amount of medical clients that needed print public relations and still did a great deal of print marketing, as well as video.
I still remember her call nearly five years ago. She said, “I’ve seen your magazine everywhere, and hear the name and for some reason I just thought we should talk!” I remember thinking that number one I loved this girl’s laugh, and number two – she had a really valid reason for the first meeting. I remember telling others I was going to meet with her and they said to me, “She could steal your business!” I remember thinking over one lunch at Capital Ale House, not likely, and she just had a bright voice and tone about her. I wanted to get to know her.
There is a reason these things happen! She told me many secrets about herself and until she gave me permission, I never spoke a word of them. I told her secrets too, she was honorable. As we sat together and cried over certain circumstance, a friendship was won. Several clients I turned away, I sent her way. Maybe some panned out, maybe some didn’t, but she knew my intentions were good and we remained friends in commerce and our strong feeling for the #girlfriendcode. So many women in business can get caught up in competition, their husbands, their cars, their house, and their wardrobes! We never did.
She actually began doing public speaking about #inhershoes, and was published in the Richmond Times Dispatch. A great motivational speaker about how women in business should work together.
So, in closing, Moma’s tell your daughters to be nice to other girls! Sometimes, chance meetings are not by chance at all, but by life’s choice. Don’t let the good ones pass you by. Men have had the upper hand for so long, it’s time women see it the same way! I MAY be really great at doing this, but she is AMAZING at doing that! Moma’s teach your girls respect of other women, tenderness in girl friendships.
Why? It doesn’t matter if this girl has something you don’t. What matter’s is that in coming together, something really great can happen! You might just discover your “wing girl”. She’s got your back and vice versa. It should be that way no matter what anyway. We are already overcoming adversities! You may just need a friend who’s hand reaches out for yours, no matter what circumstance, just to say, “I got you”. No falling down on my shift, and you will be so grateful.
Consider it. #girlfriendcode