Aug 6, 2019
Karen and Cadie sit and talk with Devin Ford, a professional commercial photographer and the founder of the FOCUS Women's Conference held each year in Mobile, Alabama. After finding a lack of resources to help encourage, empower, and promote other women to achieve economic independence, Devin developed her own women's business network and an annual conference. In this episode, she shares her insights on starting an event from scratch, attracting world-class speakers, growing a community with purpose, and building rock star teams.
1. Asking for help is not a weakness.
2. Have a mentor and a mentee.
3. The secret to success is building awesome teams.
4. Purpose-driven relationships can change lives and whole communities.
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While your mentors are pulling you out, reach back and grab the hand of a mentee. - Devin Ford
I always try to have a mentor and a mentee at all times because you know more than somebody and you know less than some. - Devin Ford
Never give up. Never let anything stop you. - Devin Ford
Don't let people steal your joy. Nothing is worth letting people steal your joy because we could all die tomorrow. - Devin Ford
I want to know that I can take care of myself, and I want to know my daughters can take care of themselves. - Devin Ford
You have to have an awesome team that you can give a job to and trust that the job's going to be done. - Devin Ford
The better your team does, the better you look. - Devin Ford