Angela Jia Kim

Savor Beauty + Spa / Savor the Success - CEO + Founder
New York, NY

    What preschool and fear have to do with your business {Video!}

    September 13, 2012

    Yesterday, I spent two hours at my daughter's preschool working on a tiny desk made for three-year olds. 

    Sienna has been having some major anxiety issues separating from me in the morning. Her teachers had asked me to stay for two hours to help her integrate into her new class, so I settled in. 

    As I sat, I noticed that every once in a while she would look back and check me out to make sure I was still there. And each time she saw me sitting there, she moved a little further into the group. After a while she forgot about me, and I was able to run down to my spa to check in on the recent construction. 

    I often learn things from Sienna that I never expect, and today's eye-opener was to the power of being open and present in new situations. Makes me realize that the only way to make connections is to tune out your fears and believe in the possibility that amazing things can happen when you stay open to those around you.

    Bridging the fear of walking up to someone new and saying "Hi, I'm Angela and I'd love to know about your business!" creates a path to a potential connection, opportunity, or even a friendship. And it's all in your hands.

    I caught most of this on video... catch me in action during one of my whirlwind days that started at 4 AM! 

    Your homework assignment: Choose someone in your area that you don't really know well and invite him / herto coffee. Be bold in your introduction. Say who you are and what you'd like to know about the person you're inviting! Don't forget... anything is possible. 

    You never know what great things are waiting for you around the corner. You've just got to keep your eyes peeled :) 

    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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