Can you believe that we are already 1/3 through the second quarter of 2013? Unbelievable. After a shitty 2012, I am determined in making 2013 a better one and hoping to cross out at least 70% of my lists of goals by the end of this year..
Hence, spending an entire Sunday with a bunch of inspiring women, churning out random ideas and connecting random dots together over martini is exactly what I needed after my pretty damn hectic weekend which started since Thursday. (More on that in my next #ThroughBeautyEyesSocialDiaries wrap up).
That being said, I attended the second #LiveAspireBlog event at IKU WholeFoods in Darlinghurst.
(You can read about the first #LiveAspireBlog event HERE)
As opposed to merely just a networking meet up, the second #LiveAspireBlog was even better with inspiring speeches from Alison Morgan, the Director of Relauncher, an Australian destination that encompasses all areas of the expanding health, beauty and wellness industries and Connie Chapman, a certified Life Coach on how they build and their grow their online businesses.
Here are a few takeaways from the amazing ladies for those of you who have missed it (because I am awesome like this :P):
IF YOU WANT IT, YOU GOTTA WORK HARD FOR IT.
It wasn't an overnight success for both Alison and Connie. They were once amateur too. They are where they are today through hard work, dedication and passionate about what they do.
"If someone tells you it is easy, RUN" an epic quote from Jack Delosa.
See what these successful entrepreneurs have in common? YOU JUST GOTTA FUCKING WORK FOR IT! #period
Just because you have a million-dollar business plan, if you aren’t flexible, it is not going to work. With the dynamic and everchanging business environment, you need to be able to adapt and follow your heart. Alison’s business today is a complete 180degrees change from her original business plan.
CUSTOMERS, CUSTOMERS, CUSTOMERS
Always strive to provide great customer services, connect with your readers and customers and listen to what they want. Isn’t that what the whole new media/ digital marketing is all about? You really have no excuses not to engage with your customers. Fun fact, a substantial portion of Relauncher’s sales is made through Instagram.
TAKE THE RISK AND TAKE THE LEAP
There will never be the “right” time for you to quit your comfortable 9-5 job and be your own boss. It’s all about taking chances. If consistent income is your main concern, take up a casual or part time job as your safety blanket! “You will never arrive”, said Connie.
ONLY TAKE ADVICE AND SHARE YOUR IDEAS WITH PEOPLE WHO ARE ON THE SAME PAGE AS YOU ARE
If you are sharing your new ideas/ light bulb moments with a co-worker who’s happy with his/ her 9-5 corporate job and has no interest in entrepreneurship, chances are – your potentially great idea Is probably going to get shut down.
Damn straight, sista! In this recent post, I vowed to get rid of the negative people in my lives and surround myself around with more inspiring people and it is going great so far! TRUST ME, it really helps when you’re feeling unmotivated and on the verge of giving up! I have taken my first steps by being part of #LiveAspireBlog and also dedicated an entire Saturday to The Entourage Unconvention to learn more about entrepreneurship. I hope you have taken your first step out of your comfort zone too! If you are naturally shy or getting butterflies, Katherine from Through My Looking Glass has some pretty good tips for you on how to network #likeaboss.
|Jess from LiveHealthySimply, Connie Chapman, Alison Morgan & Ursula from The Aspirer.|
Thank you for yet another inspiring and lovely weekend ladies!!!
I am already looking forward to the next event!
Looking to more of these networking events in Sydney but you missed out on the first two due to commitments? Fret not! Jess & Ursula had release the #LiveAspireBlog dates for the remaining of the year!
The dates are: 26th May, 30th June, 11th August, 22nd September and 24th November!
Start bookmarking your diary now just so you aren't missing out!
PS: Remember how I said my enthusiasm for make up isn’t as strong as before? Well, I lied. I got myself a few goodies during Priceline 40% cosmetics sales! (More on that in the next post :P)
Hope you had some useful takeaway from this wrap up of mine!
HAPPY FRIDAY LOVELIES AND HAVE A LOVELY WEEKEND!
(Having to go back to work after a Thursday public holiday is just plain cruel.)