Boutique Insights- Thriving in Turbulent TimesNov 20, 2023
In this blog post, we are going to dive into some touchy topics, ranging from industry insights to personal well-being and the challenges of entrepreneurship. Join me on this rollercoaster of thoughts where we explore boutique insights - thriving in turbulent times.
Boutique Insights- Thriving in Turbulent Times
Let's start with a nugget of wisdom: hitting a financial milestone of 12 to 15K can really set your business on the right path. Reflecting on the prevailing sense of hate and division, I couldn't help but draw parallels to the challenges we faced during the COVID-19 pandemic. It's a call to be aware, not just of our immediate surroundings, but of the global impact our work can have.
Encouragement and Validation
I want to take a moment to express my unwavering belief in each one of you, my fellow business owners. I understand the struggles you face, and I want to create a safe space for you to acknowledge your feelings, whether about your business or the world at large.
Finding a balance between the excitement for our businesses and concerns about the world is a real struggle. I touch upon the need for self-protection and managing our capacity. In times of nervousness, I suggest being of service to others as a powerful remedy.
Let's challenge traditional notions of success together. Success isn't just about monumental achievements; it's about being able to pay yourself, enjoy a vacation, and live a good life. I believe that the sweet spot for a fulfilling life falls within the range of 250 to 1 million, dispelling the myth that only monumental success equates to satisfaction.
Maintaining Fun and Purpose
In a lighthearted moment, I emphasize the joy of selling cute items to other women for fun. It's crucial to take a step back and reassess if the business becomes less enjoyable.
Practical Strategies for Well-being
I don't just want to talk about challenges; I want to offer practical advice. Taking breaks during intense selling periods, recognizing signs of burnout, and advocating for self-care are essential. Grounding techniques, such as connecting with the earth, can be powerful ways to combat discomfort and overwhelm.
I want to offer you a personal diagnosis: don't take yourself too seriously over the next two weeks. Give yourself the space and time to explore your personal needs and boundaries before returning to work mentally refreshed. In a world that's often overwhelming, I hope this podcast serves as a timely reminder to navigate the big picture with self-awareness, adaptability, and compassion.