When to Power Through and When to Pause

When business is booming, how do you know when it’s time to step back and maybe take a pause in your career? Can you recognize the signs you need to build a stronger, better, and healthier you?

Taryn Rose is an orthopedic surgeon turned shoe designer and serial entrepreneur. She married fashion and function in 1998, changing the footwear industry forever when she created one of the most successful and highly coveted brands in the industry. It’s an endeavor that started as a dream in her garage and grew to a $40 million business with boutiques all over the country. But even with her incredible success, her life was still missing a key element to happiness. So she sold her business—and took a step back to reset personally and reevaluate professionally.

Tune in as Taryn shares some of the fascinating stories from her transition from surgeon to entrepreneur, plus advice on how to maintain balance and a sense of self, even as a high-powered business professional.

In This Episode

  • The importance of pursuing your passion, sometimes despite the data
  • How an entrepreneur can (and should) make the most of their relationships
  • The power of taking time away from work to reset
  • Why risk-takers need non-risky colleagues to succeed
  • Ways women can empower each other professionally

Quotes in This Episode

“Being an entrepreneur is not just about the numbers. They play a big part, but you also have to have that love and passion that makes you run out the door and get to work every day and really dream your wildest dreams.” —Taryn Rose

“My philosophy is not about an age demographic, but about a psychographic… The common denominator is confidence. All these women are confident and you can be confident at any age.” —Taryn Rose

“The great thing about being a serial entrepreneur is that you get to reflect on what has happened in the past and use the functional things—as well as get to address the dysfunctional things—and make changes.” —Taryn Rose

“Get rid of judgment, judgment of yourself, judgment of others. It’s a prison that we don’t need to live in. It’s a self imposed prison and you can be much freer and really connect to who you are if you are not bound by those judgments.” —Taryn Rose

Resources

Taryn Rose on Women Worldwide With Deirdre BreakenridgeTaryn Rose Footwear or online at Bloomingdale’s, Nordstrom, Zappos, Dillard’s, and other retailers
Taryn Rose Footwear on Facebook and Instagram
Connect with Taryn on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram