There’s no (or rarely) such thing as becoming an overnight success (and in my opinion, I think the term diminishes the hard work it likely took to get there). From the outside, it may sometimes seems like some people just make it one day or get lucky, but it’s more likely that the person spent a lot of time, energy and heart getting to a place where that’s even possible. And it’s even more likely that they got there with some help and advice along the way from friends, family, peers and mentors.
And that’s exactly what Christie Garton of UChic is chatting with us about today. What started as Christie’s blog — and resource hub with books and content to help support young women at this critical life stage — has turned into a company that now offers scholarships and grants to help girls access the experiences that shape dreams, careers and lives, and products for sale that help fund the dream of young women. Christie knows the power behind a little push (whether financially, emotionally or physically) from other people. So whether you’re on your way to becoming a success, whatever that may mean to you, or you’ve already made it, it’s important to remember and thank everyone along the way who had a part in it, big or small — and yes, that means thanking yourself, too. Pay it forward, pals! —Sabrina