Starting your own company is surely a daunting task however it could be argued that it’s also the most rewarding. These 5 woman have proved just that time & time again. Whether it was through a major career shift or through a leap of faith, they have all amassed incredible success in their respective fields. Below they share one piece of advice that lead to where they are today.Jacey Duprie, Blogger at Damsel in Dior: “Whatever you choose to do with your career, be obsessed with it and treat it seriously. If you do not take yourself seriously, no one else will. I live and breathe my blog and am constantly working on it with consistency, passion and determination. Work hard, take breaks and set your alarm clock an hour earlier than you feel comfortable with.”
Liz Adams, Blogger at Sequins & Stripes: “I think my success in blogging has been largely because of my desire to always remain true to myself. I like to share the more honest sides of motherhood, both good and bad, which has garnered trust in my readers. I want those who follow me to feel like they have a place in my life, that we are friends and to know that I’m just one of them! That trust is what keeps the conversation going, ignites me creativity and pushes me to share more!”
Kristin Cavallari, Author of True Roots: “I’m just incredibly organized and on top of things. I can’t relax when I have unopened emails. I have a handwritten to-do list everyday with things as small as ‘get garbage bags’ or whatever it may be. If it’s not on my list, I’m probably going to forget. I get joy from completing a to-do list, as ridiculous as that sounds! So I would suggest getting organized and writing everything down.”
Candace Nelson, Founder of Sprinkles Cupcakes: “I think [it’s helpful] if there is anyway to test the market in a smaller way. I started making cupcakes out of my house while we were looking for a location & it took a long time to find a location so I was able to see my business grow just by working out of my house which was a really nice way to validate the idea. If there’s anyway to figure it out without blowing your life savings on something that’s always really nice to avoid.”
Lauryn Evarts Bosstick, Blogger at The Skinny Confidential: “Beat to the tune of your own drum- don’t let anyone else dictate the tone of your life. Create your own future.”
*Images 1, 2, 3, & 5 via respective individuals sites/companies. Image 4 via Hallie Duesenberg for PLSR.