With the centennial issue also featuring an International Women’s Day (8 March) special, the inspirational supermodel turned- entrepreneur Elle makes for the perfect cover profile.
CEO Magazine recently sat down with the Australian model, WelleCo Co-Founder, television host and actress for an exclusive interview where she revealed three lessons she’s learned about business…
#1 – THERE IS NO ‘I’ IN TEAM
Even though Elle was known for a long time as ‘The Body’, she understands that ego has no place in good business. “Teamwork is essential. The aim is to be working in effective ways so that you can funnel complementary strengths and enable people – and yourself – to shine and grow so the business can shine and grow,” she acknowledges.
“Everyone has their strengths and weaknesses. I believe successful partnerships rely on recognising, respecting and enabling each other’s strengths for the good of the business.”
#2 – THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS A MISTAKE
Mistakes are going to be made both in life and in business, but Elle says, “I don’t believe there are such things as mistakes if you learn from them. Learn from every experience and nothing goes to waste.”
Elle encourages women to take note of the highs and lows – and make something of them. “Seeing business as a journey has been a big lesson for me with all its twists and turns, delights and disappointments, and successes and compromises. Seeing each experience as a point on that journey as it’s unfolding gives context.”
#3 – IF WORK SEEMS LIKE A SLOG, YOU’RE DOING IT WRONG
The old adage of ‘do what you love and it will never feel like work’ is a sentiment Elle encourages women to subscribe to. “When you find what you love and do it relentlessly, that’s where the magic lies, and work no longer feels like a slog. I often say to my sons, ‘Find what you love and do it, and you’ll never work another day in your life,’” says Elle.
To read the entire interview, CLICK HERE