What does being bold mean to you?
This is a question I ask a lot.
Everyone has a least some idea of what it would mean to go after stuff. To do things in the business. To do things in life. To give it more. To do things bigger and better. To live a life in alignment with your motivators.
It takes something!
It requires stepping up and stepping out.
It takes stepping up your game. Holding yourself to a higher level of accountability. Do what you say you will do.
It means stepping out. Getting uncomfortable. Learning that ‘leaning-in’ is just the new comfortable.
Mandy from Olio Design in Cambridge did just that.
She moved on a business plan during Covid-lockdown!
It’s a fascinating story.
She stepped into a really scary place, and committed to a long-term lease on mainstreet premises. Moved in 3 months later.
Uncertain times for sure.
Fast forward 3 months later and they were trading at Year-3-budget levels!
Woohoo! The place is rocking along.
The success caused the next main issue: getting the new shipments in time for Christmas. Because the business is based on sourcing unique pieces of furniture and homeware from trusted experts, and with all the practical issues of shipping from Asia during Covid times, this was no mean feat, I can assure you.
Watch this short interview to get the inside details.
Hope that gave you a bit of inspiration, to really go after stuff!