you've got to be kidding me...
it's windy, cold, and snowy
An entrepreneur has got to do what an entrepreneur has got to do! Lucky for me, the word…. ENTREPRENEUR has my name in it! And, I am not afraid of hard work or whatever sacrifices it takes to bring a dream to fruition.
Two weeks ago I was invited to the NYC Gift Show. Great news as someone developing a product/brand of their own. This would be an opportunity to see what the gift market has to offer these days and in the near future. So, the thought of spending some time right at the pulse of the gift world was rather exciting. But, as a true entrepreneur’s journey, not always so easy. I had to take a long bus ride, and trek though lots of snow and ice and slush just to get there. A New York City hotel was not in my budget so I had to take buses and subways, and walk long blocks in a storm to get to Brooklyn and stay with a friend. I was alone. I smiled the entire way because I was simply glad to have this exceptional up-close and personal experience inside the world of gifts and products that ultimately would bring me closer to my dream. And, instinctively I just know that hard work, effort, and staying focused is all part of becoming a success.
Going to New York City and spending time with people who do market research, executives for major retailers, and people who own gift shops gave me a bird’s eye view of the gift world. I found out and it was unanimous by every professional that I met, that customers these days are looking for a well-made unique item and an experience to go with it. No one wants a simple candle these days. It’s got to be soy, or have a special fragrance, maybe from Paris, maybe have a glass dome over it, perhaps a non-metal wick, or real looking candles that go on and off on their own. And I could go on and on. We are all getting fussier and fussier as more and more products flood the market. Now we want, and demand, something that stands out. WELL MY FRIENDS….I can assure you I have created just that and this time I am not letting anything get in my way!
This is all good news of course, but, how do you get from the above pictures to the one below?
One of the Kings of Entrepreneurs is Richard Branson. He is not only wildly successful he even owns his own Caribbean island. And, by the time I finish writing this it may be two islands!
I know how he does it. And, I am doing the exact same thing….
Hard work, plenty of passion, and following your vision relentlessly. I have what I takes. And any aspiring entrepreneurs out there heed this: you can get your dream fulfilled as well. You must simply start living as if. Play the part, feel it, and act it, live it and soon you will become it. I know….slowly but surely, little by little, by doing all of the above, I am becoming Renee Gold super entrepreneur extraordinaire….
Safe and Sound at NYC NOW
This is indeed a magic carpet ride over a sometimes bumpy yellow brick road. So come along…and if you believe in magic I promise we will go very far! To infinity and beyond is doable in my book. Totally doable! As a matter of fact, that is my destination. And, the big secret is it helps if you stay happy along the way.
Lucky for me I have got an angel on my shoulder as I reach for the stars! And, that's another thing, Believe you are lucky!
For all you newbies on the blog...just scroll around the earlier posts to get all of the blessings and richness that is Aunty! (click the word Aunty for pure happiness and joy)