In case you might have missed the latest internet sensation and possibly have been “in a galaxy far, far away” then you have heard of Candace Payne…Chewbacca Mom!
This woman blasted into many of our lives just a short time ago and brought something we will never forget — her infectious laughter. And although we didn’t know her, it had many of us thinking who wouldn’t want to hang out and laugh with Candace.
In case you might have missed the video, check it out. And if you can’t get enough of this laugh (like us) then watch it again!
So what are the 3 C’s that entrepreneurs (and everyone) can learn from Candace Payne? Here you go:
1) Be confident and be ready! Opportunities are yours and the possibilities are endless. You have to be ready at any given moment to seize the opportunities. In the May 2016 People Magazine article, “Chewbacca Mom Candace Payne Reacts to Sudden Fame: ‘I’m Enjoying Every Single Moment” Candace shares that she is ready although she doesn’t know what all is in store for her and even her family. After all as an entrepreneur, we must always be ready for the next call or email that leads to a client or deal!
2) Be creative! I love the definition of creativity provided by Jamie Friedlander in the recent June 2016 Success magazine. The article states, “when we talk about creativity, very often people think of creativity as something where someone has an idea that comes fully formed into their mind that’s totally new and original. But we know from studies of creativity is that almost never happens. What usually happens is that these people known as innovation brokers, they’ll take two ideas that are clichéd or pretty well worn and then they’ll push them together in some new way. It’s the juxtaposition of two ideas that makes the creative spark happen.”
Star Wars has a thrilling legacy and Candace linked this with her creativity and spontaneity (and let’s not forget laughter) when she donned the Chewbacca mask and greeted Facebook. As entrepreneurs, it’s important to take the same creativity in your businesses to generate that next spark! After all, your creativity is what is going to solve the problems that face your clients. Remember, it’s all about your unique selling proposition (we will save that for another post)!
3) Be consistent! One would probably think that as Candace started her day, she had no idea what was going to happen once she donned the Chewbacca mask and went live on Facebook. However, imagine if Candace had decided to just give up on this day or decide you know what…I’m not going to do my normal routine. And let’s just say when embarking on her day, she decided that she wasn’t going to be her authentic or jovial self. One can probably gather that Candace’s infectious laughter is a consistent and constant part of her life. As an entrepreneur, it’s important to consistently bring your “A” game every day. Remember your clients need you and the value you bring!
Don’t forget to be confident, creative, and consistent! And to keep showing up with your “authentic” self!