I’m going to be honest with you, not a lot has happened in the past week. I went to London for a meeting on Thursday and visited the flagship stores of Chanel and Dior to dream and imagine my own brand one day having a store like theirs. The attention to detail is unparalleled and the grandeur is something that only decades of knowledge and vision can conjure.
Other than that, I have been busy working my other job and finishing my business plan (it’s nearly there, just needs loose ends tying up!) but no astonishing news. But that is why I wanted to write this blog post. Not every day or every week is going to be amazing and smashing barriers down. Some weeks it feels slow and it can become extremely frustrating. It is however important to recognise that and appreciate that most days will feel “neutral”. There will of course be amazing days when something happens that really pushes the business on, and there will equally be days where you think if it is all worth it as nothing is happening.
It is in these times of not much progress that it can be easy to feel deflated and frustrated. However, I take the time to think about what I have accomplished on this short journey so far. It’s been a year since I have had my website and I would be lying if I thought I wasn’t going to be selling my product via my website by now, but I am learning the art of patience. I am incredibly proud that I am on this journey and I can honestly say I get to do what I love for a job. I am lucky that I know this is my calling and I must be patient in the reward, because I know it will come.
I met with a coach last week (the reason I was in London on Thursday) and she told me that I say the word ‘should’ too often. “I should have done that”, “I should be doing this”, “I shouldn’t have done that” and it really made me stop and think. I know I am hard on myself and I beat myself up about things far too often, but I equally realised that I am super proud of myself too. There are not many 24 year olds I know that would take a 50% pay cut to pursue their dream which has zero guarantee. There are not many people I know that can say they meet investors, CEO’s, experts in their field and end up with them wanting to help. I am lucky that the journey I am on is so far working out, even if everyday is not a champagne popping, eat out kind of celebration.
There will be time for that in the future, I’m sure of it.