3 simple tips to get you in gear


It-always-seems-impossible-quote2Owning your own business means constantly being “on the go.” It’s all about pushing yourself (and your product) to be the best possible, evolving, meeting new people, getting your name out there, and staying ahead of the trends. Phew….. I’m exhausted: and we haven’t even started yet. In order to do all of these things well, however, I’m a true believer that you need to S-T-R (sit back, track and reflect).

Here are 3 simple tips to get you in gear:

S-T-R (Sit Back, Track and Reflect!)

It’s important to take a moment from our busy lives to reflect before moving on. You can reflect on any lessons you’ve learned the past year or anything you might do differently in the upcoming year. Set the intention to do this on a monthly basis, and you will get better and better at fine-tuning your craft. My mentor once told me that you can’t grow what you don’t track. You need to track your sales on a consistent basis and set intentions. If you did $75k in sales and you want to grow to $150k, set the intention and work your way backwards to get there. If you sell to 5 stores and you want to be in 20 stores, set a goal for yourself and make it happen. “But how?” you may ask.


Work with a mentor to help you develop a strategy to achieve your goals. Working with someone who knows your field (or even outside of your field) can provide valuable insight and ideas through a different lens. As my mentor once said. “You can’t change what you don’t know.” For me, hiring a coach was the beat decision that I made for myself and my business over the years. No matter what stage of business you’re in, it helps to have a different set of eyes looking at your business. Don’t be afraid to invest in yourself. When you start to uplevel and live in that zone, you begin to “play” in that zone.

Saying NO

As creative entrepreneurs, we’re all guilty of the bright shiny syndrome. Just say NO. You may think you’re walking away from potential business. However, if the new idea is not in line with your goals and key priorities, it’ll only take away time and energy from doing what you love. We need to focus on what really matters.

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Here’s to your success!


Grace Kang
Founder, Pink Olive School

image: darlingmagazine.org

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