Angela Jia Kim

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

    Week 10-12: Project Awesome - 3 Greatest Lessons Learned in 2013

    January 2, 2014

    Happy New Year, everyone! 

    I wrapped up Project Awesome last year, and it was the single best Business School training that I have been through. Here are some lessons I learned that I'd love to share with you:

    1. Give, Give, and then Get. Asking for help was the hardest and most rewarding thing I did in 2013. It was hard enough to admit to myself that I couldn't do it all, but to admit it to the world was raw. 

    From that blog post, I received numerous investment and partnership offers. We have already brought in a wonderful business partner and are moving forward with another investor partner. Both are women I admire tremendously. We are considering other fantastic offers that are on the table and exploring the possibility of more partnerships. I had no idea that by opening myself up like that, so many amazing people and opportunities would come forward. 

    If you continually give of yourself to others, when it's your turn to ask for help, angels will step forward. 

    2. If you aren't making mistakes, you aren't stretching enough. You have got to fail fast to succeed more. I had always heard this from mentors, but I finally understood it by watching it happen in real time. By shooting off goals week after week and seeing some succeed and some fail, I realized that as long as you are trying smart things out, it's okay to fail. By staying in the game and course-correcting along the way, you are succeeding. My secret weapon to not screaming and giving up? My support team, hands down. 

    And the best thing to tell yourself during the hard times is: This, too, shall pass. 

    3. Appreciation makes the good stuff grow. I had delegated the inner workings of my spa out so much that I lost touch with what was really happening there. By getting on the ground more, I appreciated my employees and saw how hard they were working. I also got the opportunity to see what was not working and can now help create systems to make things easier for them.

    Being on the ground made me more empathetic to what they are going through... so much so that I'm considering committing to working as a "receptionist" for one shift a week for my next 90-Day Project! :)

    Et voila. The three greatest lessons learned from 2013. Thank you for taking the Project Awesome journey with me, and look out for some amazing things that will be coming to you from Savor in 2014!

    Here's to your success, lady. xoxo

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