Georcelle Dapat-Sy, founder of G-Force, recently expanded her brand with a lipstick line called M.O.V.E.
Created in collaboration with Australian global beauty brand BYS, it was launched in the G-Force Studio with a music video featuring the dance moves choreographed by Georcelle herself.
In an interview with PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal), she revealed the simple mindset that gave longevity to her career: Work should not feel like work.
She has been dancing since 14, and formed G-Force 14 years ago.
The next stage for her is to pursue more passions.
"Now that I am expanding, I want to elevate what I am doing. Lipstick is my favorite make-up. If I am gonna start something, eto na yun, lipstick is the first. Humbhaaam!"
As the conversation with this writer went on, she revealed more insights that every career woman will find valuable.
1. DO THINGS WITH A PURPOSE
She wanted her business to stand for something beyond just lipstick you put on, so even her lipstick's name is an acronym for "Make it, Own it, Value it, Elevate it."
The dancer added, "I hope every time they would be reminded, 'Uy, when I go to the dance class, I have to Make it, uy when I do this, I have to Own it..."
The lipstick line is now an extension of her platform, like the dance school and her moniker "Teacher Georcelle" becoming a tool for aspiring dancers.
"For aspiring performers and entrepreneurs, I want M.O.V.E. to make an impact, I want everyone to know this movement we are doing."
2. KNOW THE THINGS THAT MATTER
The social media platforms have made a lot of people somewhat dependent on other people's reactions.
"Minsan, they just validate themselves through the number of likes. Is that the real value you want for yourself?"
She wants young and old alike to find value not in others, but in themselves.
3. LEVEL UP.
Regardless of your age or your achievements, don't stop evolving.
From being a dancer and a choreographer, Georcelle adds "entrepreneur, a brand-builder, and community mover" to her credentials.
"It's like your visual board, mayroon kayong visual letters every time, or visual word. Every time you use this, you are reminded what are you doing here, what are you doing with your life, what is your purpose..."
And what's the next level? "Treat it like a relationship, whether dancing, singing, treat it like your relationship."
She elaborated, "Even food, treat it like a relationship... like my friend and nutritionist Nadine Tengco, she doesn't believe in cheat days because when you have a relationship, do you really kiss someone on Sundays because that is your cheat day? That's her philosophy.
"So in everything you do, it's like a relationship. If you want it to work, work hard for it. If there is pain, embrace it."
4. "PAIN IS PART OF THE PROCESS."
And pain has many faces: rejection, disappointment, frustration, etc.
Her advice was, "...if you want to improve, you have to work hard on it. If there is pain, you really have to embrace it. Pain is part of the process. If you want to treat dance like relationships, treat your relationship like you are training in dance.
"You cannot be good at it, or good at anything if you are not willing to embrace the process. Pain and mistakes are part of the process."
5. HUMAN CONNECTION IS IMPORTANT.
The mother of three, two of them teenagers, hoped that younger teens will stop their habit of turning to social media whenever they go through something.
"Sa konting pain lang, like sometimes they feel pain after a dance class and it's good pain, so you know you are building muscles. But the others, nag-e-emote tapos nagtu-tweet, 'Life is so unfair,' tapos upload."
Georcelle and her teachers are firm in keeping the human connection. "What we're missing now is the human connection, yung we talk to people. Like when people are sad, nag-e-emote, they don't talk to your parents or friends. What they do is upload what they are feeling and that is sad, kasi importante pa rin ang human connection."
For Teacher Georcelle, if only we started seeing and valuing everything like a precious relationship, our mindset would be changed for the better.