Never give up! That is tip number three!
It’s very easy to get discouraged in this business. It does not have ease of entry and you might fail miserably before you see success. But, if you learn from your mistakes and keep on keeping on till your line is so great it sells out quickly than you will be successful. If you give up at the first sign of problems you will never make it out of the gate.
As far as I’m concerned this is a business of solving problems. First you solve a problem for your customers so that they want your product and then you solve all the issues that come up on your way to shipping your collection. So if you are having problems then you need to honest with yourself and take harsh look at why things aren’t working. If you can do that there’s an excellent chance that you can course-adjust and get your business back on track.
I love this quote by Jim Rohn, “How long should you try? Until.” You need to keep going like the Eveready Bunny until you are successful.
When I started my business I decided I would not have a plan B. There was only a plan A and I would keep pursuing it till I was successful. So when I have a problem I either fix it or go around it so that I can experience the success I strive for. Can you commit to that? Because if you can do than the sky is the limit.
That means when challenges come up (which we know happens in all businesses) learning how to surmount them makes you and your business stronger. Rather then throwing in the towel and giving up.
Every struggling entrepreneur has to keep in the back of their mind that the road to business success is not straight and easy, but, with determination they can actually achieve their ambitions.
Maria Pesin knows fashion, especially the business side of the fashion industry. Do you know how Manolo Blahnik got his start in the industry? How he leveraged a paltry 3 grand into one of the world’s most famous luxury brands? While she doesn’t take credit for Manolo’s success, Maria has walked a similar path on numerous occasions. The world of fashion is not silicon valley, and it has nothing to do with Madison Avenue marketing. In this industry there is ALWAYS room for something new and exciting, but you have to have your ducks in a row. If that’s what you need, believe me, Maria is the General Patton of fashion ducks!
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