Many of us can recall a time in our lives when we felt purposeless. Perhaps we lacked direction, or we weren’t sure what steps to take in our career. In these moments of uncertainty, the words of others can be very influential. Sometimes that’s a a great thing; when we receive encouragement and reminders of our strengths, though sometimes we receive advise that leads us down a negative path. For Lexi Palmer, the negative advise she received ended up being positive. Without having received advise to settle and not take risks, she woulnd’t have been able to discover her inner strength and worth and reach her goals through internal motivation.
In this episode, I speak with Lexi Palmer. Lexi is the CEO of Equisec, a research based company whose goal is to share research and help horse owners learn as much as possible about their horses, primarily through genetic tests and continuous scientific discoveries. An avid equestrian from birth, Lexi has most of her life immersed in various aspects of equestrian life. Lexi was a member of Palos Verdes Pony Club as well as a top competitor for the Palos Verdes High School Equestrian team, winning numerous championships for her school. In the show arena, she has earned many accolades including a top ten spot in the California Professional Horseman’s Association medal finals. Lexi is a graduate of The University of New Mexico and obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Interpersonal Communications. She is also well known in the Albuquerque Public School district for her inspirational presentations on goal setting for avid students. In this episode, Lexi and I talk about the importance of included women in the tech industry, listening to your inner voice instead of criticism from others, and for only accepting what you are worth.
What You’ll Discover in This Episode
- How you can find internal confidence and strength when no one else is showing you support
- Ways to recognize who in your life does not have your best interest in mind
- Tips for building the internal strength to leave a situation that doesn’t serve you and start out on your own
More About Lexi
Following college, Lexi found a traditional 9-5 job. She reflects that “I was never the over achiever, not the smart kid.” Feeling uninspired and directionless, she followed the advice of others and “did the things society tells you to do when you’re twenty-two.” After a year of working a job she did not enjoy, she realized she could not continue down that path. “No one told me I could do anything amazing, so I never believed I could.” Lexi lacked encouragement from her peers, which left her with one source of motivation; herself.
Soon after leaving her job, Lexi accepted a position with Equisec. Having nothing to lose, she threw herself whole heartedly into her work. “I had no option but to keep moving forward.” She knew that she had greater potential than others told her, and she recognized that hard work and faith in her own abilities would be the way to get there. She recalls, “I had no idea what I was doing, but this is better than what I would be doing with a nine to five.”
After less than a year at Equisec, Lexi’s boss approached her and asked where she would like to see herself in in the company. “CEO,” she responded, and soon enough she was offered the position. Lexi explains that it is her sense of internal motivation and commitment to her values that has brought her to where she is. No matter what hardships she faces, she knows she’s “worth everything I decide to be worth” and has confidence in “what I am worth and know what I stand for.”
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