I was starting to notice a common theme from our guest lecturers. No one started their business knowing exactly what they were doing and what was going to happen. What was most impressive was that Joanne does most of the work herself, the promoting, the branding, the markets, products etc. It really shows what is possible when you set your mind to it. I found her lecture really reassuring, she emphasized the fact tat not everything is perfect nor will it be perfect.
"Don't wait for perfect"
This was interesting because im definitely one of those people who would be waiting for my business to be perfect and successful. That's the thing what is success? How do you know when you've finally reached success.
" Define what success means to you not what society expects"
I completely agree if you're happy with how your business is going and what you have done to achieve then that means you have been successful does it not?
" Don't compare yourself to others"
Something I do far too often and why? No one else is doing what you're doing, staying true to yourself and your designs is what makes you unique.
Joanne made me realize I need to relax more and enjoy what I'm doing because at the end of the day if I'm organized I should have nothing to stress about.
Finally "Don't be so hard on yourself keep moving forward"
End of the day if it's done it's done, make it right and move forward.