As many may know, I left corporate America last month to focus on Lux Style & Design and my real estate ventures. Although the journey has just begun, I feel like I’ve started to push my boundaries and discovered new quirks about myself in the process.
There were many factors that contributed to me making this decision, and I’ve thought long and hard about how I was going to move forward after leaving my corporate position. I prepared a blueprint months in advance, but I completely understand that my plan and God’s plan might be completely different. I’ve already learned several important lessons that are helping me navigate this path, scroll to read tips that I’ve learned thus far.
Mistakes are inevitable
People are often times afraid of mistakes, but I embrace them. No journey is perfect and if you think there isn’t any room for error, you have another thing coming. There’s beauty in our flaws, so don’t be afraid to make mistakes and learn from them.
A strong support system goes a long way
I’m so blessed to have a ton of people in my corner who show support and stand with me every step of the way. My son, family, friends, LSD and real estate teams and my business network are always there when I need advice or a second opinion. As much as I try to, I can’t do everything myself, and it’s nice to have a team of people who stand behind you 100% of the way and provide honest insight.
Never lose sight of your goals
The journey might be rough, and you might want to give up, but never forget that your goals are attainable. Whether its about revenue or brand awareness, you should always create a goal calendar and set benchmarks. This will not only help you stay on track, but it’ll also allow you to see how much progress you’ve made as time goes on.
No matter what happens, don’t be afraid to have fun! Creativity lets the mind run wild, and no matter what industry your business caters to, always remember to enjoy every step of the process and take charge of your vision.