I’m a natural leader and so took this role on to arrange meetings, manage team members as well as communicate (which having zero confidence and a rough sounding voice was massively challenging), plus motivate everyone. We had a deadline to meet, a stall at the Christmas Fair, and a purpose – to be the winning stall!
The team all worked tirelessly and the result… sold out in the first 90 minutes, even though we’d made a lot of scrunchies. And the best seller? Being 1988 just had to be velvet!
This taught me so much in my early years and was the seed that germinated into where I am today.
In my young adulthood, I worked in the Telecommunications Industry and with that same determination was promoted to Team Manager before the age of 21! I also attended Night School classes, for a degree in Business Management. And there started another business project, this time a perfume Shop… ‘Scentsations’. This one was only hypothetical but super fun!
“Business is about keeping it simple, low costs, high returns and an inspired team to make it happen. But.. it also requires determination, focus, hard work, resilience to overcome challenges which inevitably arise in business, resourcefulness to think and take initiative early on and to have fun along the way.”