EIA 003 Green and Inspired
Michelle Yeh, a health & beauty industry expert and green lifestyle advocate, as the founder and CEO explains the motivation behind GREEN & Gorgeous, formerly known as myLOHAS beauty – China’s first natural healthy beauty& lifestyle company, how being green doesn’t mean you have to compromise on beauty, a vision for online commerce, how to evaluate the advice given by others and finishes with her own advice to just starting out entrepreneurs.
Introduction: [00:00.0 – 00:02.7]
- Introduction of Michelle, founder and CEO of Mylo House.
- Poor Performers in the Company: [00:02.7 – 02:31.1]
- Poor performers can negatively impact the company and their attitude may spread.
- Rarely able to converse with mediocre to high performers; poor performers dominate.
- Poor attitude is a primary reason for firing, rather than solely poor performance.
- Willingness to learn is crucial, as the CEO used to be an English teacher and values teachability.
- Firing Employees for Attitude: [02:31.1 – 05:14.2]
- Attitude is hard to change; it’s a significant factor in termination.
- CEO is patient and willing to teach if employees are willing to learn.
- Bad attitude affects the overall mood of the team.
- Firing is more about attitude than poor performance.
- Seeking and Selecting Advice: [05:14.2 – 09:53.3]
- Many people like to give advice, but it’s essential to select who to listen to.
- As an entrepreneur, self-doubt is common, so be cautious about who influences your mood.
- Seek advice from people who have “been there, done that” and have valuable insights.
- People who have taken risks are a significant source of inspiration and advice.
- Sources of Inspiration: [09:53.3 – 13:20.8]
- Inspiration comes from TV interviews, articles, and individuals making a positive impact.
- People who take risks and try to make a difference are a source of inspiration.
- Even small acts of kindness, like rescuing an injured animal, can be inspiring.
- Those who can make a difference in the world are worth listening to.
- Evolving Attitude towards Business: [13:20.8 – 19:00.5]
- There are multiple ways to make money, but choosing something you’re passionate about is crucial.
- Passion and belief in the mission make it easier to overcome challenges and rejections.
- Building a brand with integrity is essential for long-term satisfaction.
- Happiness and fulfillment can come from making a meaningful impact, regardless of financial success.
- Future Plans for the Business: [19:00.5 – 23:39.9]
- Transforming the business by revamping the website and making it more user-friendly.
- Physical stores will focus on hosting events to engage and educate customers.
- A specific event mentioned: “Organic Makeover Event” before the holiday season.
- Continual adaptation and resource management are necessary for success in a changing market.
Conclusion: [23:39.9 – 25:43.6]
- Gratitude expressed to Michelle for sharing her insights.
- Encouragement for listeners to subscribe and visit the website for more information.
Outro: [25:43.6 – 26:56.9]
- Closing remarks by the host, Neville J McKenzie.
- Invitation to join the next episode of Asia Biz Stories – Entrepreneurs in Action.
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