I came across an old blog post of mine from September 2019, which was inspired by an event I attended where the speaker had phenomenal advice. It is definitely worth sharing again, so I’m including the original post below. I hope it fuels your passion to keep betting on yourself, and following your own path.
Visionary, dynamo and phenomenal businesswoman. That’s how I describe Sepi Saidi, President and CEO of SEPI, INC., a premier full service civil, environmental planning, and construction management engineering firm in the Southeast.
I had the pleasure of hearing Sepi speak at the Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce’s “Coffee with Sepi Saidi” last week and I hung on her every word. This was by far, the most valuable event I’ve attended all year!
Here are a few gems I was able to jot down and would like to share:
“You can if you stop thinking you can’t.”
“Relationships become so much of your personal capital.”
“In the middle of a crisis, you have to have faith in tomorrow.”
“When you stay positive, you’re able to identify positive opportunities. When you stay negative, it’s hard for you to see anything.” “Talk to people and build relationships.”
“I always ask myself: “Why not?”
“Being out there pushing my limits and staying positive has worked for me.”
And a quote she said that resonated with her during the recession:
“In the depth of Winter, I found in me an invincible Summer!”
Thank you, Sepi, for your authenticity and sharing your truth.