Angela Jia Kim

Savor Beauty + Spa / Savor the Success - CEO + Founder
New York, NY
http://www.savorbeauty.com

    "Is tomorrow later than now?"

    June 21, 2012

    My two-year old daughter and I take a spa bath every morning. She loves bubbles, and I love connecting with her. She always entertains me with endearing ideas and thoughts... and child-like wisdom far beyond her years. 

    "Sienna, we are going to go to the doctor tomorrow, okay? She's going to give you a lollipop!"

    "Doctor? No doctor! I don't wannu go to the doctor now! NOOOOO!"

    "Sienna, it's not now. We are going tomorrow."

    "Oh. Is tomorrow later than now?"

    "Yes."

    "Okay, we can play with the bubbles then."

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    I was having breakfast with a good friend here in the city one morning, and we were catching up on our love lives. I had just gotten back from a romantic vacation to Jamaica with my husband, and she was in a fiery new relationship with a wonderful man. I couldn't wait to hear all the juicy details. 

    "I'm so happy, Angela. I mean, I've never experienced something like this. We get each other and it's just SO good. I don't know... I... I hope it lasts. I mean, for now it's good. Who knows... maybe it won't be later, but for now..."

    I interrupted her, and shared Sienna's doctor story with her.

    Something I've noticed, especially with women entrepreneurs, is that we all work so hard to achieve our dreams. We are always on-the-go, and when our goals come to fruition, it's hard to enjoy it because we are either worried that it won't last or we're onto the next thing.

    When I opened my boutique spa in the West Village in NYC, it was a dream that I had worked so hard for. Once I figured out our "secret sauce", the phones were ringing off the hook, and we were booked solid from morning to night with spa treatments.

    I remember walking into the boutique spa one morning feeling proud and happy... until I thought, "What if this doesn't last?"

    As my daughter says, tomorrow is later than now.

    Play with the bubbles... savor the now. :)

     


    Angela Jia Kim is a woman entrepreneur advocate, organic lifestyle guru, doting mom, New York City (not house)wife, and author-in-the-making.

    She uses her organic skincare business, Om Aroma, to empower and inspire other business owners by openly sharing mistakes (the kind most sweep under the rug) and lessons learned (the kind most keep as secrets to get ahead).

    She believes that building business is directly tied to self growth, that it takes a village to raise a business, and that your business is meant to serve the life you want to live. 

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