Jane Lu swapped business suits for playsuits and is the CEO and Founder of multi-million dollar online clothing boutique ShowPo. Jane leads a team of 22 employees in Sydney’s CBD and is the face behind the #lifegoals Instagram account @thelazyceo.
She told us all about goal setting, what she credits for her success and what she uses to up her #selfie game.
Tell us about your goal setting process.
It might sound strange but I get motivated to complete short-term goals by using new forms of organisation. So be it a To Do list or popping everything in the Google calendar, changing it up keeps it exciting and motivating. I love the feeling when I’m organised and on-track with everything, it makes me excited about the future.
When it comes to big goals, I just start by saying it out loud. Sometimes it might sound crazy but by collaborating with your team to start working towards it, it won’t sound crazy for long.
What do you do when you hit a roadblock or things aren’t going right?
Cry… jks! I try not to get stressed, plan a meeting with the team and hash out a plan
Brainstorming and different perspectives always help. That’s why teamwork is so imperative to the functioning of a successful business.
What’s one habit you credit with getting you to where you are now?
Sometimes you have to be a bit irrational. If you don’t take irrational risks you won’t fail, but you also won’t succeed. Be irrational and always be hungry.
What keeps you awake at night?
The Bachelorette. Oh wait, in a business sense? :p Figuring out new ways to grow the business and stay innovative.
Who or what inspires you the most?
Other business owners - I’m obsessed with biographies. I also recently read and loved How Will You Measure Your Life? [by Clayton M. Christensen]. And [Chapter One] the Thankyou story, in particular, stands out to me because they really had some big balls and it was just so inspiring to read.
What is your favourite quote or saying?
Do more of what makes you happy.
What tool, tech or app are you loving right now?
The LuMee Case – my selfie game has never been better!
Describe one big goal you have set for 2017.
Make People & Culture our competitor advantage. We are looking to double our current staff head count, which is so exciting. The idea of having so much talent under one roof makes me so proud and inspired!
I love what I do so much and one of the biggest perks about the team getting bigger is that I can focus on the elements of the business I really enjoy and delegate the rest!
Follow Jane Lu on Instagram, Facebook & Snapchat: @thelazyceo.
Main image and Show Po team image credit: Zahrina Photography