"I'M NOT BOSSY, I'M THE BOSS"

MARCH 9, 2017

  I'M NOT BOSSY, I'M THE BOSS"--BEYONCE

 ONE YEAR AGO, ON THE EVE OF INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY, I INCLUDED THIS QUOTE IN AN EMAIL INTRODUCING THE START OF GOLDIE BESPOKE. IT WAS SENT TO A GROUP OF WOMEN I RESPECT AND ADMIRE. ALL OF THESE WOMEN ARE BOSSES IN THEIR CAREER BUT ALSO THEIR LIVES. I HELD THE ROLE OF "BOSS" MANY TIMES THROUGH OUT MY DESIGN CAREER AND THOUGHT I UNDERSTOOD WHAT IT TOOK TO BE YOUR OWN BOSS. 

I HAD NO IDEA.

THIS YEAR WAS FULL OF LESSONS ABOUT BUSINESS AND ABOUT MYSELF. THE OPPORTUNITY FOR GOLDIE SPARKED A CHANGE. I NEEDED TO STOP TALKING AND START DOING.  OPPORTUNITY KNOCKED AND I ANSWERED. I WILL BE HONEST, IT WAS NOT EASY.  I HAVE WORKED HARDER AND LONGER THAN EVER BEFORE (AND THAT'S SAYING A LOT IF YOU KNOW ABOUT THE HOURS IN FASHION!). I KNOW MORE ABOUT MAIL CHIMP AND QUICK BOOKS THAN I EVER WANTED. EACH DAY IS DIFFERENT AND I LOVE IT!  I LOVE MEETING AND WORKING WITH MY CLIENTS.  I ACTUALLY HAVE CLIENTS! I HAVE BEEN ABLE TO CREATE NEW RELATIONSHIPS AND HAD MANY NEW EXPERIENCES.

I DID ENCOUNTER SOME LEMONS ALONG THE WAY.  PERHAPS THE WHOLE LEMON TREE!  AS A RESULT, I HAVE COME TO UNDERSTAND THE MEANING OF A TRUE BOSS.   A BOSS HAS TO TAKE CONTROL, BE WILLING TO PUSH YOUR LIMITS DAILY,  WALK VERY FAR OUT OF YOUR COMFORT ZONE , BE CONFIDENT IN YOUR DECISIONS , DO THE DIRTY WORK AND KNOW WHEN TO ASK FOR HELP. 

GOLDIE WAS CREATED BY A WOMAN FOR WOMEN. IT IS THE FOUNDATION OF THIS BRAND. I HAVE MET A OTHER WOMEN BUSINESS OWNERS ALONG THE WAY WHO OFFER ADVICE AND SUPPORT. SOME OF THE MOST IMPORTANT LESSONS HAVE BEEN FROM OTHER WOMEN. HOWEVER, THE MOST EMPOWERING LESSON WAS REALIZING HOW LUCKY I AM TO BE SURROUNDED BY AN AM-AZ-ING SUPPORT NETWORK OF FRIENDS AND FAMILY. I COULD NOT HAVE GOTTEN HERE WITH OUT THEM. I WANT TO THANK EACH OF YOU FROM THE BOTTOM OF MY HEART!! AND AN EXTRA THANK YOU TO MY PARENTS! 

I CROSS THE ONE YEAR MARK WITH PRIDE AND AWE. IT HAS GONE SO QUICKLY!  I HAVE SO MUCH TO LEARN AND SO MANY NEW IDEAS TO EXECUTE AND GOALS TO CONQUER.  I AM EXCITED ABOUT THE DIRECTION GOLDIE IS HEADING!  I HOPE YOU CONTINUE TO FOLLOW GOLDIE'S JOURNEY! 

BE THE BOSS OF YOUR LIFE.

MUCH GOLDIE LOVE TO YOU ALL!

STAY GOLDEN,

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