Chronicles of Cook Part 7(ish): Blogging & Persistence
There are things that many of you may not know of me. One of them being that I work for a start-up, I'm talking the kind of start-up that scares you and excites you at the same time. One day will never be the same as the next and I've learned more in 3.5 years that I have in my entire lifetime. I have been there for 3.5 years *which in start-up talk relates to dog years, so technically I've been with the company for 24.5 years. From my 24 (ish) years of experience I've learned a great deal, but the most important thing that I have learned is that you have to keep persisting. No one succeeded just by sitting back and casually waiting for something to happen. It's hard work, it's gratifying and it's an unbelievable feeling when you succeed.
When I started this blog it was a hobby (still is really). However, when you have ambition and a knack for making everything look perfect things start to come together. Don't get me wrong, I've learned along the way... to code, photograph myself, lighting techniques, 2,198 things about marketing and the 3,000 more that I still have to figure out and I am so proud of myself. Everyday I see content, my (mostly grammatically incorrect) writing and people supporting me and that makes me grow stronger.
I then sit back and remember, this.... THIS is why I started Love-Li. For a connection to fashion, starting a new network, a fun community and most of all making people have as much fun as I do with fashion; (yes that's me literally having fun; see below) I may not be consistent but I know one thing, it makes me happy... and that's all that matters in life.
What I've found is the most common denominator in successful companies and successful projects is persistence. It's not about who makes the most money, who is the smartest in the field it's having a vision and sticking to it. Persistence, passion and organization is KEY to all success.
I am eternally grateful to have such an amazing group of people around me that want to do nothing but help me and I couldn't ask for anything more. I meet more and more amazing people each day. So this is your unsolicited advice for the day... get out there, be you, do you, FOR you.
Whenever you make a mistake or get knocked down by life, don’t look back at it too long.
Mistakes are life’s way of teaching you. Your capacity for occasional mishaps is directly correlated to your capacity to reach your goals. No one wins them all, and your failures, when they happen, are just part of your growth. As Taylor Swift would say, "Shake it off."
Never quit, no matter what it it, just have patience and keep persisting!