Angela Jia Kim - Blog http://www.savorthesuccess.com/member/angela-jia-kim/blog 2014-02-27T15:00:00Z info@omaroma.com (Angela Jia Kim) en Why were these women so unsupportive? http://www.savorthesuccess.com/blog/angela-jia-kim/why-were-these-women-so-unsupportive A few weeks ago, I was contacted by author and entrepreneur, Farnoosh Torabi, who was writing a feature for Daily Worth called, "A Day in the Life of 7 Successful Women". She asked me to submit a time schedule of a typical day in my life. I hemmed and hawed a bit because in truth, I don't have a typical day, and that's what I love about being an entrepreneur. (Image above from Daily Worth) I wondered if I should choose a day that included simmering a six-... 5341 info@omaroma.com (Angela Jia Kim) 2014-02-27T15:00:00Z What to do when you don't feel motivated http://www.savorthesuccess.com/blog/angela-jia-kim/what-to-do-when-you-don-t-feel-motivated I've been working on my new book, which features many Savor women entrepreneurs. In the spirit of "Give, Give, Get", I have been asking the Savor community for their stories of inspiration and lessons learned to include in the book.  There's one story that I couldn't wait to share with you so I'm posting as a blog here. I've helped thousands of women entrepreneurs launch their businesses, and I can tell you one thing I know for sure. Women are not ne... 5270 info@omaroma.com (Angela Jia Kim) 2014-02-06T15:00:00Z 12 questions to ask yourself when making important decisions http://www.savorthesuccess.com/blog/angela-jia-kim/12-questions-to-ask-yourself-when-making-important-decisions Last week, I posted a blog on intuition being your most powerful decision-making tool. I received a lot of emails asking how to find and listen to your intuition.  I know this is going to sound a little hokey, but I view intuition as this powerful "thing" in my gut that is a silent and strong guide. However, it's really easy to ignore, especially if you are busy and have a million things going on. And if you ignore it long enough, it gets smaller and smaller until s... 5208 info@omaroma.com (Angela Jia Kim) 2014-01-23T15:00:00Z Lesson Learned: Intuition is your most powerful decision-making tool http://www.savorthesuccess.com/blog/angela-jia-kim/lesson-learned-intuition-is-your-most-powerful-decision-making-tool Your intuition is your most powerful decision-making tool. No matter who is in the room and no matter how much pressure you feel, know that it's okay to walk away with strength and conviction.  I want to share a story about when I decided to go against my intuition and why my lesson learned is so important for all women to hear. --- I walked into a panicked room of a major corporation that wanted to engage me to consult on a project. They wanted to pick my brain on... 5177 info@omaroma.com (Angela Jia Kim) 2014-01-16T15:30:00Z What the most successful business owners do in the morning http://www.savorthesuccess.com/blog/angela-jia-kim/what-the-most-successful-business-owners-do-in-the-morning Many people have asked me, "Why do you wake up so darn early and what do you do?"  Even the Today Show came asking me that same exact question. You can take a look at that clip here.  I usually wake up between 4 - 6 AM and start to work on my vision book, blueprints, PR pitches, marketing strategies, and sales emails. I call it my Morning Miracle because when I started doing this, I experienced a transformation in my businesses. So when people ask me how I ... 5151 info@omaroma.com (Angela Jia Kim) 2014-01-09T16:00:00Z Week 10-12: Project Awesome - 3 Greatest Lessons Learned in 2013 http://www.savorthesuccess.com/blog/angela-jia-kim/week-10-12-project-awesome-greatest-lessons-learned-in-2013 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... 5130 info@omaroma.com (Angela Jia Kim) 2014-01-02T15:00:00Z Epicurean Entrepreneur: Gourmet Short Ribs with Baby Turnips http://www.savorthesuccess.com/blog/angela-jia-kim/epicurean-entrepreneur-gourmet-short-ribs-with-baby-turnips Cooking is a new hobby I have recently discovered. It takes my mind off work as I focus on the textures, smells, and task before me. It's also an opportunity to turn off my ever-pinging iPhone and connect with my daughter and husband as we listen to music and savor our time together. I've always been intimidated to cook for my husband who is an amazing gourmet cook, but I've discovered that together we can create easy gourmet (gluten-free) meals together. This wa... 5123 info@omaroma.com (Angela Jia Kim) 2013-12-26T15:00:00Z Savor Top 9 Women To Watch + Holiday Gift Guide http://www.savorthesuccess.com/blog/angela-jia-kim/savor-top-9-holiday-gift-guide Savor Top 9 Women To Watch + Their Products, TOO!  Here is our Top 9 list of Women to Watch and their products, too. Created by socially-responsible women entrepreneurs, these products are doing some massive good in our world. Check out our powerhouse Do-Gooders.  1. Alison Raffaele concealer: A former Bobbie Brown protege, Alison has created the best eco-friendly concealer on the planet, period. Perfect for the last-minute "stress pimple" that po... 5079 info@omaroma.com (Angela Jia Kim) 2013-12-12T15:00:00Z Week 8-9: Project Awesome becomes Project Fail? http://www.savorthesuccess.com/blog/angela-jia-kim/week-8-9-project-awesome-becomes-project-fail No bueno, no bueno.  Really, I'd like to tell you everything is dandy candy over here. But I promised you total transparency... so here goes.  --- December 3, 2013 12:30 PM I'm indulging myself by working in bed all day. I'll snap out of it, promise, but allow me a moment.  One of my teams from Project Awesome (a team initiative I'm doing at my boutique spa in the West Village, NYC) is going down in fast flames: Shelly wa... 5050 info@omaroma.com (Angela Jia Kim) 2013-12-05T15:00:00Z Week 7: Project Awesome - Why your feelings could be sabotaging your success http://www.savorthesuccess.com/blog/angela-jia-kim/week-7-project-awesome-feel-like-quitting "I'm losing steam around Project: Awesome," one of my girls told me at the spa.  "It's okay," I told her. "It's totally normal and to be expected. We are keeping on for 12 weeks. Most people quit after two weeks, but that's why most people don't have consistent success. The trick is to string together 12 weeks of awesome-ness whether we 'feel' like it or not. We can adjust our goals according to our rhythm - some weeks, you can ... 5022 info@omaroma.com (Angela Jia Kim) 2013-11-21T14:00:00Z Week 6 of Project Awesome: Want one of my businesses? http://www.savorthesuccess.com/blog/angela-jia-kim/pitch-me I don't have keys to my frickin' spa.  Seriously. This morning, I had to go there to get gifts for today's 7-Figure Club retreat. Long story short, I was standing in front of my spa at 7:45 AM and realized that I don't have keys to my own spa. This struck me.  I've been thinking about something for a while... here's the truth: I've got three businesses, and in my Project: Awesome journey, I'm realizing that it's been an amazing rid... 5007 info@omaroma.com (Angela Jia Kim) 2013-11-14T15:00:00Z Week 5: Project Awesome – How to be unstoppable as a leader http://www.savorthesuccess.com/blog/angela-jia-kim/week-5-project-awesome-how-to-be-unstoppable-as-a-leader When I had that conversation with an old friend, he said something that really stuck with me (well, if you wanna know the truth, it bothered me).  "A, be their mom and you will have their loyalty."  "Huh? Be their mom? I already have a kid and it's stressful enough. I now have to be my employees' mom, too?"  "Yes," he said. "And their dad."  I had to go to conduct an interview so I never got to explore this f... 4993 info@omaroma.com (Angela Jia Kim) 2013-11-07T16:00:00Z Week 4: Project Awesome - My management struggles, captured on video http://www.savorthesuccess.com/blog/angela-jia-kim/management-struggles-on-video Before I even started Project Awesome, I had a secret to employee management that I revealed to American Express. Watch the video below to find out what it was, and how it inspires our customers to keep coming back :)  4978 info@omaroma.com (Angela Jia Kim) 2013-10-31T17:00:00Z Week 3: Project Awesome – How to save 10 hours a week http://www.savorthesuccess.com/blog/angela-jia-kim/week-3-project-awesome-how-to-save-10-hours-a-week We were in Las Vegas where I was speaking and trade-showing at a major spa convention with two of my estheticians and wonderfully supportive husband. What happens in Vegas... stays in Vegas. :) No, read on. I got something important to tell you.  Kate, my head esthetician, reminded me, "Hey Angela, remember when I told you we should do tradeshows and you said you would only do it if you were a featured speaker? Well, do you realize that we manifested this in fi... 4953 info@omaroma.com (Angela Jia Kim) 2013-10-24T15:00:00Z Week 2: Project Awesome – Business growth is personal growth http://www.savorthesuccess.com/blog/angela-jia-kim/week-2-project-awesome-business-growth-is-personal-growth Have you ever heard that business growth is personal growth?  I have an admission to make: During my entire career as a business owner, I have had a bit of smothered frustration in me.   I'm a Type A go-getter. I have had a hard time understanding some employees who may not be as tightly wound. I know this frustration is a left-over symptom of my own upbringing (two "tiger" parents), but I haven't been able to reconcile it.  (Note: before yo... 4940 info@omaroma.com (Angela Jia Kim) 2013-10-17T16:00:00Z Lessons from a frustrated 4-year old about success http://www.savorthesuccess.com/blog/angela-jia-kim/why-hold-standards   My 4-year-old daughter, Sienna, has been learning violin, and every time we practice, I hold her to standards (which she does NOT like). As a kid, it's not always fun to do the necessary steps to learn new skills. But I think that it's one of the most important life lessons to learn, especially as we grow into adults.  When Sienna and I practice, trust me… it would be a lot easier on me if I let her do less than her best. It's no... 4927 info@omaroma.com (Angela Jia Kim) 2013-10-10T14:45:00Z Week I: Project Awesome – What’s in it for me, lady? http://www.savorthesuccess.com/blog/angela-jia-kim/week-i-project-awesome-what-s-in-it-for-me-lady Week I: Project Awesome – What’s in it for me, lady? This is my diary. Welcome to my real and raw thoughts on building business and Project: Awesome for the next 12 weeks. To provide context: my personal and business mission is all about empowering people to reach their potential. As part of this mission, I have an "intra-praneurship" program in my businesses that offers bonuses based on performance, which motivates everyone because they realize the... 4916 info@omaroma.com (Angela Jia Kim) 2013-10-03T16:00:00Z Feeling stuck? Helping someone could hold the answer http://www.savorthesuccess.com/blog/angela-jia-kim/feeling-stuck-helping-someone-help-could-hold-the-answer You teach what you need to learn. I was on the phone with Charlie Kim, an old friend from my Iowa days. He is the founder of Next Jump, a hugely successful company that focuses on company culture (Better Me + Better You = Better Us). I needed his brains on Savor the Success for a hot minute, so he gave me a call. I immediately started bitching about my other business because my nail tech had just quit with only a two-day notice. (For the record, I adore her and she l... 4906 info@omaroma.com (Angela Jia Kim) 2013-09-26T17:00:00Z Epicurean Entrepreneur: Easy + Delicious Pasta Recipe http://www.savorthesuccess.com/blog/angela-jia-kim/epicurean-entrepreneur-easy-delicious-pasta-recipe Welcome to our new recipe series designed for the busy entrepreneur! We will be featuring easy, healthy, and delicious recipes that you can make in a snap or in between conference calls to stay on top of your game.  Young Lover’s Easy + Delicious Pasta Dish On the anniversary of the sale of our very first Manhattan apartment, Marc and I decided to write down this delicious pasta dish that we co-created more than ten years ago. After graduating from college, we didn&... 4883 info@omaroma.com (Angela Jia Kim) 2013-09-19T14:30:00Z Fast Tips for a Great LinkedIn Profile (to bring your target audience to you) http://www.savorthesuccess.com/blog/angela-jia-kim/fast-tips-for-a-great-linkedin-profile-to-bring-your-target-audience-to-you We are proud that Savor the Success Premium Member, Susan Tabor Kleiman, was featured on MSNBC's Your Business after meeting JJ Ramberg at Women Entrepreneurs Rock the World in NYC.  Check out her fantastic easy tips to create a great profile on LinkedIn. Didn't she rock it out? Congrats, Susan!  4835 info@omaroma.com (Angela Jia Kim) 2013-08-29T13:00:00Z How to make the media want you (4 tried-and-true tips) http://www.savorthesuccess.com/blog/angela-jia-kim/how-to-make-the-media-want-you-4-tried-and-true-tips Recently, an editor from Real Simple contacted me to see if I knew of any interesting mentor/mentee duos she could feature in a story she was working on. We sent out an email to this amazing community and received so many wonderful stories from you. (Thank you, thank you!)  I'm excited to announce that our very own Savor 7-Figure Club member, Traci Bild (founder of Get Your Girl Back) was chosen to be featured. Traci and I spoke this morning about how we can tu... 4819 info@omaroma.com (Angela Jia Kim) 2013-08-22T14:00:00Z Intuition: Your powerful decision-making tool http://www.savorthesuccess.com/blog/angela-jia-kim/intuition-your-powerful-decision-making-tool How many times have you felt an intuitive answer and gone against it only to regret it later?  As CEOs of our companies, we are faced with daily decisions that can be overwhelming: hiring, sales, managing, coaching employees, and so much more. As you get busier, you make these decisions at a furious pace, and sometimes you forget to do a gut check. In the past year, I have learned how to check into my intuition and listen to it, but it wasn't always that way. It was one of my e... 4809 info@omaroma.com (Angela Jia Kim) 2013-08-15T17:45:00Z Are you your own worst enemy? (Don't worry... there's a solution :) http://www.savorthesuccess.com/blog/angela-jia-kim/are-you-your-own-worst-enemy-don-t-worry-there-s-a-solution I've noticed one thing that can hold us all back: we start spinning and making the same mistakes over and over again in different forms and variations. We create patterns and stories about ourselves that we think are true. And what's most scary is that, trapped inside in your own head, it's hard to even see that you're spinning.   You likely have had numerous experiences in your life like this. If you truly listen to these experiences, they are trying to wake you up. T... 4719 info@omaroma.com (Angela Jia Kim) 2013-06-27T15:45:00Z 5 Steps to Manifesting in Your Business http://www.savorthesuccess.com/blog/angela-jia-kim/5-steps-to-manifesting-your-business This past Monday we launched the Manifest Method School with the most amazing students you can imagine. I've been SO impressed by their dedication, inspiration and readiness to dig deep into their wildest dreams and manifest lives and businesses to savor. (Seriously, ladies: you are doing an amazing job!)  I want to share with you the 5 basic steps that we'll be reviewing in the course to help you manifest a business that works for YOU. These steps come from The... 4697 info@omaroma.com (Angela Jia Kim) 2013-06-20T15:00:00Z How to find your Lightning Rod in business to increase cash flow and happiness http://www.savorthesuccess.com/blog/angela-jia-kim/how-to-find-your-Lightning-Rod-in-business-to-increase-cash-flow-and-happiness I've often been asked "How did you go from concert pianist to creating three businesses successfully... without any business degree or experience?" Seems pretty unlikely, right? The answer is that I created a 5-step system that combined my piano training and The Secret (law of attraction) to create the Manifest Method. At Rock the World, I spoke about creating your Lightning Rods... so grab a cup of cappuccino, grab a pad of paper and take some notes while you ... 4685 info@omaroma.com (Angela Jia Kim) 2013-06-13T04:30:00Z From The Manifest Method: How to set up your week for productivity success! http://www.savorthesuccess.com/blog/angela-jia-kim/from-the-manifest-method-how-to-have-a-fool-proof-week-of-success Sometimes, one of the toughest parts of being an entrepreneur is the "keeping your head above water." It's mastering the role of air traffic controller so that you, and your business, can stay happy and profitable.  With so many things on our plates, adding one more "to do" might seem crazy. But I promise you that the following "Do" from my new book, The Manifest Method, will save you time, money, and can practically guarantee you success on a weekly ... 4643 info@omaroma.com (Angela Jia Kim) 2013-06-06T14:30:00Z Rejection: A secret path to success http://www.savorthesuccess.com/blog/angela-jia-kim/rejection-a-secret-path-to-success At our Rock the World 2013 Conference, I launched my new book, The Manifest Method, which is a 5-step system to build an extraordinary business and life to savor. It teaches all the secrets on how I built three successful businesses and have a full life with my family and friends.  It is complete with a Vision Book binder, dividers, content, a Daily Action Planner, "Get Unstuck" Sticky Notes... and a virtual Manifest Method School (see below).  Before the ... 4644 info@omaroma.com (Angela Jia Kim) 2013-05-30T18:00:00Z Savor the Success Announces the Woman Entrepreneur of the Year Award 2013 at Rock the World Conference! http://www.savorthesuccess.com/blog/angela-jia-kim/savor-the-success-announces-the-woman-entrepreneur-of-the-year-award-2013-at-rock-the-world-conference Savor the Success Announces Woman Entrepreneur of the Year Award 2013 at Rock the World Conference Along with Twelve Additional Entrepreneur Awards FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: The 4th annual Women Entrepreneurs Rock the World, hosted by Savor the Success, the premiere business network for women entrepreneurs, took place in New York City on May 8th and 9th, 2013. The Awards Ceremony honored top and emerging women entrepreneurs. Jessica Herrin was honored as Wom... 4631 info@omaroma.com (Angela Jia Kim) 2013-05-16T15:15:00Z Connection Conundrum http://www.savorthesuccess.com/blog/angela-jia-kim/connection-conundrum-2013 Savories, I need a national think-tank around how to get all of YOU connected with amazing women around the world.  Rock the World 2013 was an amazing event full of powerful connections and opportunities for everyone. Our survey says that 86.5% of you are planning to attend Rock the World 2014, and we are so excited that we have already started planning. Our goal: to get you connected with the right people, thinkers, and introductions.  Just a few of the opportunities tha... 4632 info@omaroma.com (Angela Jia Kim) 2013-05-16T15:15:00Z Rock the World Announces Woman Entrepreneur of the Year 2013 Award, Award Finalists http://www.savorthesuccess.com/blog/angela-jia-kim/rock-the-world-announces-woman-entrepreneur-of-the-year-2013-award-award-finalists Savor the Success Announces the Woman Entrepreneur of the Year Award 2013, Nominee Finalists For Rock the World 2013 Conference, May 8th and 9th, New York City “Energize Your Business and Life!” FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: The 4th annual Women Entrepreneurs Rock the World hosted by Savor the Success, the premiere business network for women entrepreneurs, will take place in New York City on May 8th and 9th, 2013. The Awards Ceremony will honor the top and emerging women entreprene... 4593 info@omaroma.com (Angela Jia Kim) 2013-04-23T18:00:00Z Woman of the Week: Traci Bild says Own Your Time, Own Your Life! http://www.savorthesuccess.com/blog/angela-jia-kim/woman-of-the-week-traci-bild 7 Figure Club member Traci Bild is the President of Bild & Company and the author of two top-selling books on the sales secrets that led her to build a multi-million dollar biz while being a full time mom. Traci's success is a testament to her personal brilliance as well as the clear truth that there is always a way to get what you want in life. Be prepared for some major inspiration. Ready, Set... Go!  Describe your lifestyle as an entrepreneur ... 4190 info@omaroma.com (Angela Jia Kim) 2013-04-18T15:45:00Z Savor Show: Angela interviews Simon Sinek, author of "Start With Why." http://www.savorthesuccess.com/blog/angela-jia-kim/savor-show-angela-interviews-simon-sinek-author-of-start-with-why This past week I interviewed Simon Sinek, the author of "Start With Why" and the man whose TED Talks video has over 10 million views to date.  During our conversation, Simon and I discussed:  - Why and how your employees' trust impacts your company's success - Healthy company culture - Some behind-the-scenes info about who Simon REALLY is!  - And, what it really means to be successful, happy and fulfilled as an entrepreneur ... 4589 info@omaroma.com (Angela Jia Kim) 2013-04-18T15:00:00Z Savor Show: Angela interviews Heather Thomson, founder of Yummie and star of Real Housewives of NYC http://www.savorthesuccess.com/blog/angela-jia-kim/savor-show-angela-interviews-heather-thomson-founder-of-yummie-and-star-of-real-housewives-of-nyc Hello, Savories! Did you hear about the Spanx vs. Yummie Tummie lawsuit? It's an interesting study in how valuable your IP is and why you must monitor and protect your patents (and your trademarks). Companies are willing to spend millions to protect IP, and as a small business, you need to monitor and protect yourselves, too.  I had a chance to sit down with Heather Thomson, founder of Yummie Tummie last week. I got the skinny on her success secrets and also aske... 4577 info@omaroma.com (Angela Jia Kim) 2013-04-11T15:00:00Z Savor Show: Angela Jia Kim interviews Jessica Herrin, founder of Stella & Dot http://www.savorthesuccess.com/blog/angela-jia-kim/savor-show-angela-jia-kim-interviews-jessica-herrin-founder-of-stella-dot Back by popular demand... a super-sized Savor Show! :) Make yourself a cup 'o coffee and sit back to learn and enjoy. Jessica's dishing some juicy content so you will want to take notes!  Watch to learn the following from Jessica Herrin:  - What she thinks women need to do more of to succeed - The five "failures" she experienced before launching Stella & Dot (as you know it today) - How to deal with an unsupportive spouse (warning: her advice i... 4237 info@omaroma.com (Angela Jia Kim) 2013-03-28T16:00:00Z RTW 2013: Awards Ceremony! http://www.savorthesuccess.com/blog/angela-jia-kim/rtw-2013-awards-ceremony We are now accepting nominations for the Rock the World 2013 Awards Ceremony! (Think the Oscars meets American Woman Entrepreneur.) This is an exciting opportunity to recognize the amazing women who are trailblazers and making a huge difference in this world through their businesses. Deadline is April 11, 2013 at 5 PM EST. Nominees will be announced during the week of April 15, 2013. Winners will be announced at the conference on May 8-9, 2013.&nb... 4224 info@omaroma.com (Angela Jia Kim) 2013-03-25T13:00:00Z Gorgeous Chaos: Not every customer is for you! http://www.savorthesuccess.com/blog/angela-jia-kim/gorgeous-chaos-not-every-customer-is-for-you Angela Jia Kim, founder of Savor the Success and Savor Spa, helps out her manager who is struggling with a customer who wants a deal and won't accept "no" for an answer! See how she deals with an agressive customer who is out to score "a deal". Does she cave or does she boot him out?  P.S. Savor Premium Members, please take note of the following exclusive PR opps for you to take advantage of!  Entrepreneur: Time Productivity Tips Wall Street... 4216 info@omaroma.com (Angela Jia Kim) 2013-03-21T14:00:00Z From the Assistant's View: Building business by building people http://www.savorthesuccess.com/blog/angela-jia-kim/building-business-by-building-people This is a new blog series written by me, Angela's right hand gal. She thought it would be interesting for me to share candidly our ups and downs in creating a company culture, managing employees, and growing as a team. The only assignment given to me was: "Be brutally honest and provide meaningful tips." So (gulp)... here goes! This morning, I caught Angela asking her 3-year-old daughter: "Sienna, who should we hire: Nelly or Susan?" Sienna promptly sai... 4203 info@omaroma.com (Angela Jia Kim) 2013-03-14T15:30:00Z Regulate your energy for more abundance (a sales secret) http://www.savorthesuccess.com/blog/angela-jia-kim/regulate-your-energy-for-more-abundance-a-sales-secret As Savor creates more and more powerful partnerships with key corporations, sponsors, and entrepreneurs, I have learned a few things that will help you to close more sales: Regulate Your Energy.  Every closed sale has four parts to it:  1. Cold: Emails of interest are coming in, talks are happening, and opportunities seem to be everywhere. Exciting! Many entrepreneurs get very excited at this stage and expend energy by talking about it, hoping, dreaming, and putting a lot... 4192 info@omaroma.com (Angela Jia Kim) 2013-03-07T15:00:00Z Savor Success Story: "How I got on Shark Tank" http://www.savorthesuccess.com/blog/angela-jia-kim/savor-success-stories-romy-taormina-psi-bands "How I got on Shark Tank:" In May 2012, Romy Taormina (co-founder of Psi Bands + Savor Premium Member since its inception four years ago) was reading her Savor daily digest, just like she did every day. She noticed a post about pitching a Shark Tank producer whose email was included. No online application or casting call was necessary. Romy quickly jumped on the opportunity and emailed the producer with her pitch. Within two days, ... 4182 info@omaroma.com (Angela Jia Kim) 2013-02-28T15:00:00Z Toxicity: Spring clean your life! http://www.savorthesuccess.com/blog/angela-jia-kim/toxicity-spring-clean-your-life It's with sadness that I had to end a 10-year relationship with our housekeeper this past week. I hadn't realized how toxic the relationship had become. I just knew that our basic needs were not being met with services we were paying for, and everytime I tried to voice it, it was met with angry reception. So in order to avoid the drama and to protect our long-standing relationship, I ignored the issues and kept going on with my day...  Until two of my employees broug... 4174 info@omaroma.com (Angela Jia Kim) 2013-02-21T15:00:00Z Woman of the Week: Carolyn Herfurth http://www.savorthesuccess.com/blog/angela-jia-kim/woman-of-the-week-carolyn-herfurth What is the most life-altering experience you have had?  It's difficult to narrow it down to one experience because so many have played a role in my evolution as a businesswoman.  I started my first business after leaving corporate America where I had been making a nice cushy living. Sales always came pretty easily for me when I was selling someone or something else. But for some reason, I could NOT get my head wrapped around selling ME... which was at the core of my brand... 4171 info@omaroma.com (Angela Jia Kim) 2013-02-21T14:45:00Z Why all the LinkedIn Love? http://www.savorthesuccess.com/blog/angela-jia-kim/why-all-the-linkedin-love I was on the phone with Kat Gordon, the head of the marketing firm we are working with. She was shocked by my admission. "What? You aren't on LinkedIn?? You must, must, must get active now. Don't you know when people first hear of you, they go to your LinkedIn profile?"  To set the record straight, I am on LinkedIn. I'm just not active. I had to search for my password when I tried to log on. And like every other entrepreneur on the planet, I don't hav... 4162 info@omaroma.com (Angela Jia Kim) 2013-02-14T15:00:00Z Woman of the Week: Patty Lennon http://www.savorthesuccess.com/blog/angela-jia-kim/woman-of-the-week-patty-lennon What is the most life-altering experience you have had? ​Last year, my mother died. Nursing her through her last weeks of life was the most life altering experience I’ve ever had.   What did you learn about yourself after this experience?  I learned that I am stronger than I could ever have imagined. When you live through a loss that big, who you are in the world shifts. Things you once took seriously become laughable and suddenly things you took for granted become... 4148 info@omaroma.com (Angela Jia Kim) 2013-02-08T14:30:00Z There are two types of people... which are you? http://www.savorthesuccess.com/blog/angela-jia-kim/there are two types of people There are two types of people... Those who cast a net and those who get the fish.  I have a story to share with you that I hope will inspire you to be the one who gets the fish.  At my boutique spa in the West Village of NYC, we offer eco mani/pedis. Sounds and looks lovely and happy, right?  Ahem. Plain and simple: it's a frickin' pain-in-the-arse to find nail technicians who are legal and reliable. In fact, I've blogged about th... 4123 info@omaroma.com (Angela Jia Kim) 2013-01-31T14:45:00Z Money: What it really means and how to get more http://www.savorthesuccess.com/blog/angela-jia-kim/money-what-it-really-means-and-how-to-get-more So here's the deal about money, business and sales.  I believe that money is energy. Flows in, flows out. If you make a difference in someone's life, the energy flows back to you in the form of money. Look at Apple. How many billions of lives has it affected in a positive way? And look at how many people put energy - money - back into Apple.  I hear often, "I have to sell, sell, sell." Yes, you most certainly do because if you are in business, you are in sales.  However, wh... 4125 info@omaroma.com (Angela Jia Kim) 2013-01-24T14:00:00Z Get more business by showing 'em LOVE http://www.savorthesuccess.com/blog/angela-jia-kim/get-more-business-by-showing-them-love "Nurture the winners: Once you figure out who your best customers are, blow their minds with care. Discover their unfulfilled needs, innovate to make their wishes come true, and overdeliver on every single promise." - Mike Michalowicz, The Pumpkin Plan   During a recent staff meeting at Savor Spa, one of my team members said, "Hey, remember that guy Mike Michalowicz who spoke at a recent Savor event? Didn't he say something about nurturing and impressing current clients?" My ma... 4111 info@omaroma.com (Angela Jia Kim) 2013-01-17T14:00:00Z We need your help for The E.N.O.U.G.H. Campaign! http://www.savorthesuccess.com/blog/angela-jia-kim/we-need-your-help-for-the-e-n-o-u-g-h-campaign   As a mom, when the CT school shooting happened on December 14, my heart broke into pieces. As a business owner, I paced in my apartment for days trying to figure out what we can do. I believe that we can do so much for the greater good through our businesses, and it's a matter of plugging into what we feel passionate about. This woke the Mama Bear in me, and it hit too close to home. Newtown could have been our town... and their children could have been our children.  Sa... 4100 info@omaroma.com (Angela Jia Kim) 2013-01-10T15:00:00Z What's Holding You Back? Pt 2: Failure http://www.savorthesuccess.com/blog/angela-jia-kim/what-s-holding-you-back-pt-2-failure Here is a blog I wrote last year around this time. Since we have been getting a lot of emails about how to bounce back after failure, I thought this would be an excellent reminder for all. Enjoy! Last week in Part 1 of "What's Holding You Back?", I wrote about how competition can be paralyzing for people and how to stay focused on "your painting".  This week, I talk about failure. Yes, that F word.  About a year ago, I was talking to a friend/colleague about some of my upcoming p... 3339 info@omaroma.com (Angela Jia Kim) 2013-01-03T14:00:00Z Lessons learned on money + overcoming obstacles http://www.savorthesuccess.com/blog/angela-jia-kim/Lessons-learned-on-money-overcoming-obstacles Yesterday I did a video interview with Colleen DeBaise of Entrepreneur.com and answered questions from business owners all over the country on everything from money, marketing and overcoming obstacles. I talked about my Delivery Boy technique, my "Honey and Bees" marketing strategies, and why I LOVE sales! Watch the video below and download the very cool graphic notes (from Lisa Nelson of See in Colors).  Happy Holidays. xoxo   P.S. Here are a couple more of my Entrepreneur.c... 4074 info@omaroma.com (Angela Jia Kim) 2012-12-20T15:00:00Z Woman of the Week: Melody Stevens, Time Millionaire http://www.savorthesuccess.com/blog/angela-jia-kim/woman-of-the-week-melody-stevens Melody Stevens calls herself the Time Millionaire: she helps entrepreneurs to build six-figure businesses by building their Dream Teams. She can take any day and ensure that it involves work, rest, family and fun while STILL leaving you pockets of time. Her coaching business is designed to empower and inspire business owners to take control of their lives by taking hold of their schedules, living in their "zone of genius" and delegating all other tasks.  Below, Melody shares t... 4072 info@omaroma.com (Angela Jia Kim) 2012-12-20T14:00:00Z How to get the most out of a "coffee date" http://www.savorthesuccess.com/blog/angela-jia-kim/how-to-get-the-most-out-of-a-coffee-date Have you ever gotten together for coffee with someone and sat there wondering how to ask for help?  There's nothing I hate more than to waste time. Sure, connecting over coffee is wonderful with friends, but if this is a business coffee date, let's cut to the chase, right?  I have created a "Give, Give, Get" solution for all of us! The idea came to me when I went to lunch with a high-powered Wall Street dude who wanted to get my thoughts on his new business venture. He knew I need... 4063 info@omaroma.com (Angela Jia Kim) 2012-12-13T15:00:00Z The one thing all successful people do... http://www.savorthesuccess.com/blog/angela-jia-kim/one-thing-all-successful-people-do You know what I've noticed as a huge determining characteristic of successful people? They say YES to big opportunities and risks.  Last year at Women Entrepreneurs Rock the World, there were members from major press that wanted to hear pitches from women entrepreneurs. MSNBC wanted to hear pitches about getting investors for a segment on Your Business called "Elevator Pitch". We sent out an email to the Savor community asking who wanted to pitch, and we got some serious Rock Stars... 4054 info@omaroma.com (Angela Jia Kim) 2012-12-06T15:00:00Z Gorgeous Chaos (episode 1): My fight with the super http://www.savorthesuccess.com/blog/angela-jia-kim/gorgeous-chaos-episode-1-my-fight-with-the-super   Watch this very first episode of "Gorgeous Chaos", which captures a sliver of our Savor Spa renovations. We ran into a snafu with our super, and it was all caught on camera! :)       The super tried to stop the process as we raced against the clock to finish before a client comes in for a treatment. Check out if we got ready in time and how I cope with the minor stresses of building, creating, and growing! :)  Welcome to my life, Gorgeous Chaos.  Oh, a... 4038 info@omaroma.com (Angela Jia Kim) 2012-11-29T15:00:00Z Woman of the Week: Payson Cooper Says "Build Your Tribe" http://www.savorthesuccess.com/blog/angela-jia-kim/woman-of-the-week-payson-cooper Payson Cooper has a penchant and passion for authentic marketing strategies and big dreams. Now she helps her clients achieve successful marketing techniques that bring out the best they have to offer. But Payson's career path has brought her from corporate settings to jewlery making, and more; with no short of adventure and exploration in her work, Payson shares with us how she continues to bring that spirit to her current business without the fear, pain, and upset that accompanied her in e... 4031 info@omaroma.com (Angela Jia Kim) 2012-11-29T14:40:00Z The Best Swiss Mac & Cheese Recipe (on this planet... for real!) http://www.savorthesuccess.com/blog/angela-jia-kim/the-best-swiss-mac-cheese-recipe-on-this-planet-for-real In honor of all the friendships that we've made through Savor the Success, we'd like to share with you the best Swiss Mac & Cheese recipe ever! Marc has been making it for years, a special recipe that he adapted from his Swiss grandma. It was a family secret for years, and we shared it a couple of years ago with our community. It was a big hit, so I'm sharing the love again.  On Thanksgiving Day, we always put out a lot of comfort food on the table so our guests can just ... 4023 info@omaroma.com (Angela Jia Kim) 2012-11-21T15:00:00Z The single most important thing to know when hiring a salesperson (and sales in general) http://www.savorthesuccess.com/blog/angela-jia-kim/the-single-most-important-thing-to-know-when-hiring-a-salesperson-and-sales-in-general Last Sunday, I was a guest contributing expert on MSNBC's Your Business with JJ Ramberg along with guest expert, Alfred Edmond of BlackEnterprise.com. Watch to learn what I said is the single most important thing you must look for when hiring a salesperson. I also share what people are willing to pay for in your social networks.      Oh, did you hear about Small Business Saturday on November 24? Let's get behind this amazing mission to support you and your local businesse... 4008 info@omaroma.com (Angela Jia Kim) 2012-11-15T15:00:00Z My Top Ten Favorite Marketing Tips (by Savor Premium Members) http://www.savorthesuccess.com/blog/angela-jia-kim/my-top-ten-favorite-marketing-tips-by-savor-premium-members This post is sponsored by Beatrice Johnson, founder of Brand Excitement.  At one of Savor's NYC events, we had a a game night of sorts called "Big Bada$$ Marketing Ideas". Everyone got a chance to come up and share their favorite off-the-wall marketing strategies that they had observed other businesses doing or that they had implemented themselves. Here are my top 10 favorite marketing tips with you... from a big idea that Kotex launched to a simple handwritten note.  1. Angela J... 3954 info@omaroma.com (Angela Jia Kim) 2012-11-08T15:00:00Z Woman of the Week: MSNBC's JJ Ramberg says to not give up... talk until your face turns blue http://www.savorthesuccess.com/blog/angela-jia-kim/woman-of-the-week-jj-ramberg-says-to-not-give-up JJ Ramberg is a superstar entrepreneur. Maybe you've seen her on Savor the Success, or maybe you've seen her on her MSNBC TV show Your Business, a series dedicated to the world of small business and empowering entrepreneurs to pave their way to success. At this point in her life, JJ has launched a business, a television show, a book, and a family, and she has done it all with brilliant energy and a positive outlook. So, with all that is on her plate, we wondered if this star ever finds herse... 3961 info@omaroma.com (Angela Jia Kim) 2012-10-18T15:15:00Z Your excuse is invalid http://www.savorthesuccess.com/blog/angela-jia-kim/your-excuse-is-invalid "There are two kinds of people in the world: those who make excuses and those who get results. An excuse person will find any excuse for why a job was not done, and a results person will find any reason why it can be done. Be a creator, not a reactor." - Alan Cohen   (Special thanks to Payson Cooper for sharing this photo with me.) I was reading Caroline Ceniza-Levine's blog the other day, and this quote from Barbara Corcoran about complainers struck me: "They are thieves o... 3955 info@omaroma.com (Angela Jia Kim) 2012-10-11T14:00:00Z Savor Woman of the Week: Michelle Ghilotti says "Follow Your Bliss" http://www.savorthesuccess.com/blog/angela-jia-kim/woman-of-the-week-michelle-ghilotti-says-follow-your-bliss One of my all-time-favorite quotes is from the darling, classic beauty Audrey Hepburn: "I believe that happy girls are the prettiest girls". And Michelle Ghilotti, of Michelle Ghilotti Int'l, has got that motto down to a science. This ray of sunshine brings such a light into our 7-Figure Club meetings that I couldn't help but wonder: what's the secret to her joy and her success?  As entrepreneurs, it can sometimes feel like the weight of the world is on our shoulders as we try to get it... 3917 info@omaroma.com (Angela Jia Kim) 2012-10-01T18:30:00Z Ingredients from my Manifest Recipe (Think Apple Pie) http://www.savorthesuccess.com/blog/angela-jia-kim/ingredients-from-my-manifest-recipe-think-apple-pie In the past couple of months, we have been renovating, building, and constructing like mad at Savor Spa. As most of you know, we were sued and have launched into Project: Rebrand + Rebuild.  I'm sharing the ups and downs of this process because I think it metaphorically represents what every single entrepreneur must do at some point to meet her breakthrough. If you don't have bumps and challenges along the way, you are playing it waaaay to safe.  Alright, let's roll up our sl... 3933 info@omaroma.com (Angela Jia Kim) 2012-09-28T15:00:00Z We were sued! (And the powerful lesson we learned from it...) http://www.savorthesuccess.com/blog/angela-jia-kim/i-was-sued-and-the-powerful-lesson-i-learned-from-it It was a bizarre moment. I was sitting at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel overlooking Central Park with my lawyer (my sister). We were waiting to meet with the people who were suing us. The lawyer jibber jabber was driving me nuts, so I wanted to meet in person to see if we could sort it out human to human. They were suing because they didn't want Om Aroma & Co. associated with spa services, and since a good part of our incoming revenue comes from facial services, we had a problem.... 3916 info@omaroma.com (Angela Jia Kim) 2012-09-20T15:30:00Z What preschool and fear have to do with your business {Video!} http://www.savorthesuccess.com/blog/angela-jia-kim/what-preschool-and-fear-have-to-do-with-your-business   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 furt... 3902 info@omaroma.com (Angela Jia Kim) 2012-09-13T15:00:00Z Savor Woman of the Week: Caroline Ceniza-Levine says "We Are Enough" http://www.savorthesuccess.com/blog/angela-jia-kim/savor-woman-of-the-week-caroline-ceniza-levine I met with Caroline Ceniza-Levine of Six Figure Start in a West Village cafe one day and was inspired by her ability to keep her creative spark alive outside of business. It was refreshing for me to experience another hard-hitting entrepreneur who makes space in her busy life for her stand-up comic endeavors and film passions.  When we interviewed Caroline for this piece, she pointed out something that I have observed lately in women entrepreneurs. Have you noticed that we often feel we... 3839 info@omaroma.com (Angela Jia Kim) 2012-09-06T15:00:00Z The dumbest thing I did when I was burnt out http://www.savorthesuccess.com/blog/angela-jia-kim/the-dumbest-thing-i-did-when-i-was-burnt-out Lately I am hearing from everyone that they feel burnt out. It's August, they are tired and frickin' want a vacation. As entrepreneurs, we are always on the go, go, go and it's hard to unplug when we actually do get away. How many of you take your iPhones and computers "just in case" you are needed?  Guilty as charged.  I have learned that when I am burnt out, I don't perform as well, inspire my team as much, and I do really, really dumb things.  Like this:  One night,... 3831 info@omaroma.com (Angela Jia Kim) 2012-08-30T16:00:00Z Ouch! Stop criticizing me... http://www.savorthesuccess.com/blog/angela-jia-kim/how-to-handle-criticism It's not personal... it's just business. Have you ever gotten criticism from a client, customer, or anyone else? Don't you sometimes feel like lashing out and telling them a thing or two? Sometimes we take it all very personally. But sometimes if you channel constructive criticism (how you get it and how you react to it), it can be a game changer.  Let me share a story of criticism, getting offended, and then turning it around.  When we first launched our "Gorgeous Goddess" mani... 3788 info@omaroma.com (Angela Jia Kim) 2012-08-24T14:00:00Z Help choose a logo for Savor Spa! http://www.savorthesuccess.com/blog/angela-jia-kim/can-you-help-us-choose-a-logo-for-savor-spa Ladies, as you know, we are changing our spa name from Om Aroma & Co. to Savor Spa. One day I will share with you what happened, but until I can, we need your help in choosing our logo!  I had to do a lot of soul searching in the process, and part of that was coming up with what I now call my "North Star" Mission: "Never be afraid to give yourself everything you want in life."  If you want a dream business, it's yours for the taking. If you want "Me Time" by getting a facial ... 3802 info@omaroma.com (Angela Jia Kim) 2012-08-16T14:15:00Z Savor Woman of the Week: Jennifer Longmore! http://www.savorthesuccess.com/blog/angela-jia-kim/woman-of-the-week-jennifer-longmore Our Woman of the Week is Jennifer Longmore, Founder of "Spiritual Leadership and Legacy Program" & "Highly Conscious Business Intensive." Jennifer Longmore is a spritual advisor, and what I admire about this entrepreneur is that she says it like it is (kind of like a spiritual Dr. Phil), has an uber successful coaching practice, and on top of it, she has conducted thousands of forensic investigations involving deviant acts against children. What's her ultimate mission in life? To one da... 3800 info@omaroma.com (Angela Jia Kim) 2012-08-16T13:00:00Z Ask and you shall receive (my secret weapon to making stuff happen) http://www.savorthesuccess.com/blog/angela-jia-kim/ask-and-you-shall-receive You know when you start to feel stuck? You know what I'm talking about... that frustrated feeling when obstacles are thrown your way. Well, that happened to me about a month ago. This is a story that involves manicures, pedicures, and nail techs. This is what I looked like a month ago:  The idea to start offering mani/pedi services at my boutique spa in the West Village came to me when my business colleague and I wanted to have a meeting over mani/pedis. We couldn... 3785 info@omaroma.com (Angela Jia Kim) 2012-08-09T14:00:00Z Lesson Learned (the hard way): Always trust your gut! http://www.savorthesuccess.com/blog/angela-jia-kim/lesson-learned-the-hard-way-always-trust-your-gut American Express OPEN's PR department called to interview me for their Women Business Owners: The Defining Moment campaign. One question they asked was, "What is a lesson learned that you would pass on to other women entrepreneurs?" I said, "I would trust my gut more." How many of you have gone against your gut and made a decision only to regret it later?  Since my life seems to be a walking ball of content for all of you, let me share an example of how I went against my gut and got b... 3775 info@omaroma.com (Angela Jia Kim) 2012-08-02T15:00:00Z What the most successful people do before breakfast [VIDEO] http://www.savorthesuccess.com/blog/angela-jia-kim/what-the-most-successful-people-do-before-breakfast Visit NBCNews.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy   I was speaking to author Laura Vanderkam earlier in the summer about her new e-book, What the Most Successful People do Before Breakfast. Her theory is that mornings hold the key to taking control of our schedules. The thing that many successful people do to lead a happier, more productive life is to accomplish things while most people are still in bed. Scientific research shows that those who util... 3766 info@omaroma.com (Angela Jia Kim) 2012-07-27T15:00:00Z How to finance your business with a loan http://www.savorthesuccess.com/blog/angela-jia-kim/how-to-finance-your-business-with-a-loan I love getting business questions from our members, and we always try to answer a lot of them in my blogs. One of the most frequently asked question is: How can I finance my business?  There are many ways to finance business: personal investment, credit cards, investors, business savings, loans, and the list goes on. I will be exploring all of these options in the coming months.  Today's blog focus is on getting a loan. Even if you don't need one now, please read and take notes be... 3748 info@omaroma.com (Angela Jia Kim) 2012-07-19T16:00:00Z Savor Woman of the Week: Laura Garnett! http://www.savorthesuccess.com/blog/angela-jia-kim/woman-of-the-week-laura-garnett Our Woman of the Week is Laura Garnett, Business Matchmaker.  What I love about Laura is how she exudes sensual joy and passion through business. When she enters into a room, she's the kind of gal that gets you to sit up and feel more alive and fresh. Laura is a 7 Figure Club member, and during our meetings, she is always reminding us to live passionately, joyfully, and yes, to amp up our sex lives, too!  This farm girl-turned globe-trotting personal branding guru is on a mission ... 3731 info@omaroma.com (Angela Jia Kim) 2012-07-12T15:00:00Z The ice cream is broke (a lesson in networking)! http://www.savorthesuccess.com/blog/angela-jia-kim/the-ice-cream-is-broke One evening, I decided to make my daughter homemade ice cream* while out in our country home in the Catskills. She is obsessed with chocolate, or "chocolat" as she calls it (her dad is Swiss), and I was trying to figure out ways to sneak in some veggies into her diet. So instead of putting in chocolate chips, I put basil in. She was squealing with joy as we put the ice cream into a dish and sat around to eat it. "Hey! Mama, the ice cream is broke!" "What do m... 3722 info@omaroma.com (Angela Jia Kim) 2012-07-05T17:30:00Z Wait... women can't have it all after all? http://www.savorthesuccess.com/blog/angela-jia-kim/wait-women-can-t-have-it-all-after-all Earlier in the week, I was asked to be a guest expert on WPIX11 to debate that age-old question, "Can women have it all?" The national conversation has been reignited by this Atlantic Magazine article, "Why Women Still Can't Have It All" by Anne-Marie Slaughter, a high-powered career woman and mom.  After reading her article, my answer is still a resounding "YES! We CAN have it all!" I have a daughter, a husband, and two businesses (and a sweet yellow lab, too!) They fulfill me ... 3712 info@omaroma.com (Angela Jia Kim) 2012-06-28T16:00:00Z "Is tomorrow later than now?" http://www.savorthesuccess.com/blog/angela-jia-kim/is-tomorrow-later-than-now 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. ... 3700 info@omaroma.com (Angela Jia Kim) 2012-06-21T15:00:00Z What the Enterprise Car Rental man taught me about having a Plan A, B, C & D http://www.savorthesuccess.com/blog/angela-jia-kim/what-the-enterprise-car-rental-man-about-having-a-plan-a-b-c-and-d About five years ago when I was heavily touring as a concert pianist, I used to rent cars and drive all over the states, up to 8000 miles in a month!  I always used Enterprise because their people will pick you up and take you to their car rental location. One day, this guy picked me up and we started talking about careers. He said to me, "Lady, the bottom line is that you always gotta have a Plan A. That's like your golden ticket. But then you gotta also have a Plan B, Plan C, and eve... 3647 info@omaroma.com (Angela Jia Kim) 2012-05-31T17:00:00Z Transform fear into fun! http://www.savorthesuccess.com/blog/angela-jia-kim/transform-fear-into-fun   Loose transcription: Hey this is Angela Jia Kim of SavorTheSuccess.com. Today I'd like to share some tips on moving fear into action. The other day I was with my friend and we are brainstorming about our new venture in a cafe. We're about to relaunch Savor officially in NJ under her leadership. We were so excited about it, and when we saw our big dreams and goals, we looked at each other and kind of freaked out. We did something very powerful for the following ten minutes that tra... 3634 info@omaroma.com (Angela Jia Kim) 2012-05-24T15:00:00Z Surround yourself with people who challenge you http://www.savorthesuccess.com/blog/angela-jia-kim/surround-yourself-with-people-who-challenge-you Loose transcript:  (Angela Jia Kim of Savor the Success.) I recently heard a powerful quote from Tony Robbins: "Don't surround yourself with people who just affirm you... surround yourself with people who challenge you." During our last 7FC retreat, we were sharing with each other in an honest conversation what we felt each person's self sabotage or blindspots may be. You can do the same thing... get a group of women together (who you really trust and who have your back) and take an... 3592 info@omaroma.com (Angela Jia Kim) 2012-05-17T15:00:00Z 5 ways you may be sabotaging your own success http://www.savorthesuccess.com/blog/angela-jia-kim/5-ways-you-may-be-sabotaging-your-own-success Do you self sabotage?  We all do, but the more you are aware of your tendencies, the more you can move through them. Through helping thousands of women entrepreneurs launch and sustain their businesses and also working very intimately with a handful of women in my clubs, I am seeing a pattern emerge that I am sharing with you:  Dream... roll up sleeves and get to work... fun... loving the progress... almost reaching goal... SABOTAGE... stop. Repeat.  I'm not going to get ... 3544 info@omaroma.com (Angela Jia Kim) 2012-04-19T15:00:00Z 60 Second Tip: Don't distract your customer from buying! http://www.savorthesuccess.com/blog/angela-jia-kim/60-second-tip-don-t-distract-your-customer Loose transcription: A 60-second tip from Angela Jia Kim of Savor the Success, the Premium Business Network for Women Business Owners! Make sure that there are no distractions for your potential buyer. Angela shares a story from Om Aroma, her boutique spa in the West Village of New York City. When Angela announced that she decided to remove the beautiful plush couch from the store to make room for retail shelving, her employees hoped she would reconsider because the couch is so inviting and... 3527 info@omaroma.com (Angela Jia Kim) 2012-04-12T13:45:00Z Woman of the Week: Melissa Cassera of Cassera Communications http://www.savorthesuccess.com/blog/angela-jia-kim/woman-of-the-week-melissa-cassera Getting into Melissa Cassera's brain is a little like going to a Candy Shop. Her ideas pop, her PR pitches are eye-catching, and if you're lucky, she will hand you a six-figure business idea along with a strategy that is fun to implement. As you will read, her company, Cassera Communications, started out 40K in debt and now is skyrocketing into multi-six figures just by helping business owners to become business celebrities in their industry.  I saw Melissa a couple of weeks ago an... 3500 info@omaroma.com (Angela Jia Kim) 2012-04-05T15:00:00Z Woman of the Week: Nika Stewart of GhostTweeting.com http://www.savorthesuccess.com/blog/angela-jia-kim/woman-of-the-week-nika-stewart I have had the privilege of getting to know Nika Stewart of GhostTweeting.com better this year and have been astounded by the speed in which she builds a business and gets it profitable in a short period of time. What do I admire about this Woman of the Week? She's got a brilliant business mind that is laser-sharp, rational, clear, organized, and downright sassy.  Read on to see why we chose Nika to be Savor's Woman of the Week. She has a unique ability to pivot as needed in business, ... 3477 info@omaroma.com (Angela Jia Kim) 2012-03-29T15:00:00Z 7 ways to increase your visibility! http://www.savorthesuccess.com/blog/angela-jia-kim/7-ways-to-increase-your-visibility I have received a lot of emails over the years asking, "How can I increase my visibility?" Sometimes you feel like you have such an amazing product or service but no one is listening... or buying. Have you ever experienced that?  I decided to go to one of my trusted colleagues, Melissa Cassera of Cassera Communications, to ask her for some ways to deal with the "invisible business syndrome".    You are the best-kept secret in your industry and - gosh, darn it - why do all ... 3478 info@omaroma.com (Angela Jia Kim) 2012-03-23T16:00:00Z Woman of the Week: Lisa Hufford http://www.savorthesuccess.com/blog/angela-jia-kim/woman-of-the-week-lisa-hufford This week's Woman of the Week is Lisa Hufford, Founder and President of Simplicity Consulting, Inc. Lisa's company was ranked #54 on Inc.'s 500 list in 2011, and in 2012, her company brought in a cool $14.2 million.  As a new Premium Member of Savor the Success, we are also looking forward to having Lisa as a speaker for this year's Woman Entrepreneurs Rock the World conference about personal branding and how to use it to create massive success.   During my recent visit to Seattle... 3442 info@omaroma.com (Angela Jia Kim) 2012-03-15T15:00:00Z The success secret that starts with a P... http://www.savorthesuccess.com/blog/angela-jia-kim/the-success-secret-that-starts-with-a-p Can you guess what that word is?  Let me first tell you how to get it before I reveal what the word is. :) The other day, I shared with Savor Premium Members my Daily Action Plan - Inspir-Action! It's from my M.A.N.I.F.E.S.T Method that I've developed from my concert piano days and throughout my journey as an entrepreneur to make s*** happen. :) At the core of the method is my Daily Action Plan... because what you do on a daily basis adds up to the sum of your current re... 3431 info@omaroma.com (Angela Jia Kim) 2012-03-01T15:00:00Z Women Entrepreneurs Rock the World - New York City 2012 http://www.savorthesuccess.com/blog/angela-jia-kim/women-entrepreneurs-rock-the-world-2012   Tickets go on sale on Wednesday, March 7, 2012 at 12 PM EST.  A sneak peak at just some of our speakers:  BRAND YOU: Lisa Hufford is CEO and Founder of Simplicity Consulting. Founded in 2006, Simplicity helps Fortune 500 companies build flexible teams by providing business solutions. Simplicity has been recognized as #56 in the 2011 INC 500 fastest growing private companies.  She is a personal brand expert and shares her approach through speaking,... 3392 info@omaroma.com (Angela Jia Kim) 2012-02-23T02:00:00Z Vlogumentary: A Day in the Life of an Entrepreneur {real-life drama caught on camera!} http://www.savorthesuccess.com/blog/angela-jia-kim/vlogumentary-a-day-in-the-life-of-an-entrepreneur-real-life-drama-caught-on-camera Watch a day in my crazy life as I try to juggle getting my daughter ready in the morning, walking in the Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Mom's Show, dealing with an employee crises, conducting interviews, and hosting a Savor NYC event with nearly 60 women.  You see me go up and down the emotional roller coaster of what it takes to run a business, balance family life, and be tested at every turn. At times I deal with the guilt of being away from my daughter, try to talk myself into having a... 3386 info@omaroma.com (Angela Jia Kim) 2012-02-17T18:00:00Z Follow up on my problem with some "high-level" coaches http://www.savorthesuccess.com/blog/angela-jia-kim/follow-up-on-my-rant-about-high-level-coaches When I initially wrote my first blog about "high-level" coaches and my problem with them, I had no idea the outpouring of emails we would receive from people thanking me for speaking up. Really, I have the chills right now. I had no idea the impact this blog would make.  People shared stories of spending upwards of 100K on coachings. Some of you are suing a couple of coaches. A couple of you were told to never talk to others in the group about the program because it would be negative to... 3362 info@omaroma.com (Angela Jia Kim) 2012-02-10T15:00:00Z My problem with many "high-level" coaches (and my list of trusted ones) http://www.savorthesuccess.com/blog/angela-jia-kim/my-problem-with-most-high-level-coaches-and-my-list-of-trusted-coaches Yikes. This is going to be a controversial one. But everyone sees it, and someone's gotta say it. There's a lot of funny going around, and it ain't Conan O'Brien.  I see so many "high-level" coaches out there selling programs for huge amounts of money. And that's fine... if you work with someone who gets and sees you. However, over the past two years (especially in the last six months... Woah! What's going on here?), I've had far too many women entrepreneurs come to me and say, "I've... 3358 info@omaroma.com (Angela Jia Kim) 2012-02-09T13:45:00Z What's Holding You Back? Pt 1: Competition http://www.savorthesuccess.com/blog/angela-jia-kim/what-s-holding-you-back-part-1-competition Competition is a funny thing, isn't it? It can be paralyzing or it can be healthy. I use it to fuel my fire.  I have always been one to thrive on competition. After all, I have Korean parents and was a concert pianist. Through extreme disciplined training, I learned the best way to deal with competition is to always surround yourself with the best of the best, play as hard as they do and don't pay too much attention to what's going on around you. Just outwork everyone e... 3323 info@omaroma.com (Angela Jia Kim) 2012-01-26T15:04:00Z Lesson Learned: Work/life balance brings inspiration to business http://www.savorthesuccess.com/blog/angela-jia-kim/lesson-learned-work-life-balance-brings-inspiration-to-business I admit it: work/life balance has been really hard for me. I love to work, and even when I get together with friends (many of whom happen to be entrepreneurs), we talk shop. One of my favorite things to do is to get together with a friend for brunch and problem-solve business challenges.  So you can see, when you are turned on by your profession, it's hard to turn off. My lesson learned this week: It's important to bring new and fresh energy into your life on a daily basis. Inspiration... 3303 info@omaroma.com (Angela Jia Kim) 2012-01-19T15:05:00Z Fun exercise to activate your money flow in 2012! http://www.savorthesuccess.com/blog/angela-jia-kim/fun-exercise-to-activate-your-money-flow-in-2012 I created a fun exercise that I wanted to share with you in order to spend money in a fun way... with maximum return!  This was recorded on a Saturday morning in late November in the middle retail mayhem so please don't let my appearance scare you. Just had a flash of inspiration and thought the info was more important than my look. :)(And if you have any advice for me on my daughter's bad deed at the end, I'm ALL EARS.)  xoxo,  AngelaAngela Jia KimFounder, Savor the Su... 3259 info@omaroma.com (Angela Jia Kim) 2012-01-05T15:05:00Z The sky is not the limit [VIDEO for inspiration!] http://www.savorthesuccess.com/blog/angela-jia-kim/the-sky-is-not-the-limit-video-for-inspiration I was up late one night with a bout of insomnia, and I happened upon a recent Diane Sawyer interview with Gaby Gifford. You may know of her as the congresswoman who was shot in the brain in a senseless act of violence.  I am sharing this beautiful interview in its entirety below with you because I think it's a testament for all of us who are building businesses, giving jobs to others, helping the economy, contributing to our communities. It's a message that with love, support, a positiv... 3222 info@omaroma.com (Angela Jia Kim) 2011-12-22T14:05:00Z Savor's Top 10 Holiday Gift Guide! http://www.savorthesuccess.com/blog/angela-jia-kim/the-savor-holiday-gift-guide This blog is happily sponsored by Farah Beliard of Virtual Mavrix.  If you still haven't finished your holiday shopping, today's your lucky day! We've come up with an amazing list of our top holiday gift picks for everyone on your list. We believe in supporting small businesses, so why not support a woman entrepreneur!  {If you are a woman entrepreneur and have a fabulous holiday gift to share with the world, please post it in the comments area so we can help get your name out th... 3208 info@omaroma.com (Angela Jia Kim) 2011-12-16T15:05:00Z One reason many businesses fail... and how to avoid it http://www.savorthesuccess.com/blog/angela-jia-kim/one-reason-many-businesses-fail-and-how-to-avoid-it In this week's vlog, I reveal what I have observed as one of the reasons many businesses fail. I had a huge Aha! moment this past week and found myself going down that path. After stopping myself short and implementing a very important challenge that turned the tide for me, I'm ready to share that lesson with you. There's one sentence that I say in there that is a very important mind-shift!  P.S. If you'd like to see our massive Om Aroma marketing promotion for the holidays, take a... 3187 info@omaroma.com (Angela Jia Kim) 2011-12-08T17:12:00Z 5 Red Flags To Look Out For Before Hiring a Coach http://www.savorthesuccess.com/blog/angela-jia-kim/5-red-flags-to-look-out-for-before-hiring-a-coach As you know, I am a big believer that we as entrepreneurs need a support team to we grow both professionally and personally. It's not always easy to sit as CEO, so having that support is such an integral of feeling supported and not having to do it alone. God knows that without my "Board of Advisors", I would not be a happy camper. :) Many of you have contacted me over the years to ask how to know if a coach is legitimate or not. While there is a plethora of amazing coaches out there, ther... 3169 info@omaroma.com (Angela Jia Kim) 2011-11-30T15:10:00Z Lessons learned from building my Dream Team + 2 words you must use with anyone you hire! http://www.savorthesuccess.com/blog/angela-jia-kim/operation-build-your-dream-team Do you have your Dream Team in place? If not, we have to talk. :)   Last week, I had to fire one of my employees because it became crystal clear that she was no longer part of my Dream Team. It was very hard for me to do because she was a fantastic salesperson, but even if she was bringing revenue up, her behavior was dragging the team down.  So how do you put your Dream Team in place? The first step is to create or update your Employee Handbook. Watch this week's vlog to see m... 3139 info@omaroma.com (Angela Jia Kim) 2011-11-17T15:08:00Z Reader Q & A: How do I get discovered by the "Big Wigs"? http://www.savorthesuccess.com/blog/angela-jia-kim/reader-q-a Every week, we receive a multitude of fantastic questions from Savor readers. We have decided to feature some of your questions, and I have also searched high and low to find some of the best experts to answer them. This week's question has to do with being discovered by the "big wigs". I have enlisted the help of Vanessa Ting, founder of Retail Path and a former buyer for Target.  If you have a question, please post it in the comments below, and you may get featured! Make sure to incl... 3125 info@omaroma.com (Angela Jia Kim) 2011-11-11T15:00:00Z Before & After Vlog - Improve Your Online Stardom in 60 Minutes or Less (without spending a dime)! http://www.savorthesuccess.com/blog/angela-jia-kim/before-after-vlog-case-study-in-less-than-60-minutes {Below is a fun homework assignment, and I have a gift for all of you that will help YOU to improve your online stardom!!} During a recent 7 Figure Club meeting, we were doing an in-depth branding exercise, and one of the assignments was to come up with branding words for one another and how to exude these words. Business consultant Laura Garnett's words were: pleasure, warmth, fun, delicious.  One of her challenges was to create a video to tell her clients about her amazing brand... 3095 info@omaroma.com (Angela Jia Kim) 2011-11-03T14:05:00Z TV Show Opportunity! http://www.savorthesuccess.com/blog/angela-jia-kim/tv-show-opportunity   Ladies, got this email from the fabulous Mike Michalowicz on Thursday... wanted to share with all of you and make sure you all know about this! Take advantage and GOOD LUCK!!! ----- Hey Angela - I wanted to call you, but can't find your phone number at the moment (do you mind resending it to me). I am dropping you a note, to see if you would want to spread the word on this.  I am doing a pilot for a new show (a pretty major cable network) and they are starting casting early ne... 3083 info@omaroma.com (Angela Jia Kim) 2011-10-28T14:32:00Z 3 Phenomenal People to Follow on Facebook http://www.savorthesuccess.com/blog/angela-jia-kim/3-people-to-follow-on-facebook How do you use Facebook to brand yourself and attract followers... who eventually buy from you?  Facebook can be confusing! Do you use it for your personal or business purposes? What if you are your business? How do you let others know about your products or services in a way that doesn't annoy them? And how do you post in a way that attracts more fans and doesn't make people run for the "hide posts" or de-friend button? I have found three phenomenal people on Facebook who naturally at... 3052 info@omaroma.com (Angela Jia Kim) 2011-10-13T15:10:00Z What's your Resilience IQ? http://www.savorthesuccess.com/blog/angela-jia-kim/what-s-your-resilience-iq When entrepreneurs ask me what it takes to build a business, after addressing the obvious questions of business model, financing, and scalability, I always ask this question:   How fast do you bounce back after a set back?   Resilience is what gets you up when you've been knocked down. It's what keeps you going when you feel like quitting. It's the difference between if you succeed in business or not.  I've created a fun little quiz for you to tak... 3038 info@omaroma.com (Angela Jia Kim) 2011-10-06T14:30:00Z Did something alter you as a child? (Listen to it!) http://www.savorthesuccess.com/blog/angela-jia-kim/did-something-alter-you-as-a-child-listen-to-it Did something alter you as a child? (Listen to it!)I have this strong belief that children know much more than we think they know. There are experiences that happen in our childhood or young adulthood that alter us... and you can often use it in your life's work. This week, as I take Ella Fitzgerald (my gorgeous yellow lab!) for a walk in the West Village (NYC), I share how my father's sudden death changed me forever... and how your own childhood experience has meaningful impact the... 3023 info@omaroma.com (Angela Jia Kim) 2011-09-29T15:25:00Z O, the drama of running your business! :) http://www.savorthesuccess.com/blog/angela-jia-kim/o-the-drama-of-running-your-business O, the drama of running your business! :)This week, I document my different emotions from hope to frustration to feeling like giving up to slight depression... all while trying to hire my Personal Assistant. Learn what key questions you must ask your potential hires, watch as I give you a peek into my life as I continue this process, and see if I actually find someone. :)Oh, and you will also see what Paula Abdul and I have in common!!P.S. I also have a... 3008 info@omaroma.com (Angela Jia Kim) 2011-09-22T16:30:00Z What's the point of owning your business if you're not having fun?? http://www.savorthesuccess.com/blog/angela-jia-kim/one-important-thing-that-my-daughter-taught-me-about-business-this-morning So this morning, my 23-month-old daughter decided to lock herself in the bathroom. {Oh brother... is that happening already? Didn't we do that when we were teens?} :)Anyway, watch this short & sweet video to see how we struggled to get her out... and how this taught me a very important lesson about our businesses.  RT @savorthesuccess: What's the point of having your business if you're not having fun?? (super sweet story!) http://bit.ly/oyFgri Angela Jia Kim is... 2989 info@omaroma.com (Angela Jia Kim) 2011-09-15T15:04:00Z How do I hire an employee? Plus red flags to avoid! http://www.savorthesuccess.com/blog/angela-jia-kim/how-do-i-hire-an-employee-plus-red-flags-to-avoid   Quick links: For reader's questions on "How much do I pay my Personal Assistant", go here!  I'm wearing jewelry by fabulous designer, Vanessa Coppes, a Premium Member of Savor the Success!  For the Craigslist posting, scroll down.   Loose Transcript:Hey, it's Angela! So a lot of you know that Im on a  quest to find my perfect personal assistant and I was on the phone with my Time Millionaire coach the other day, who told me I've got a lot of great p... 2965 info@omaroma.com (Angela Jia Kim) 2011-09-08T15:00:00Z Question from Readers: How much should I pay my Personal Assistant? http://www.savorthesuccess.com/blog/angela-jia-kim/question-from-readers-how-much-should-i-pay-my-personal-assistant   Dear Angela, I am hoping you can share some insight with me... I have found that I need much help and with the economy now, don't particularly have the finances to pay top dollar for what I really need. Your compensation is confidential, but would you be willing to share with me some sort of range? I would like to get some help with this as I tend to overpay what I'm unable to afford, or underpay and then it causes me to miss the good ones. I'd appreciate your tips, hints or ex... 2966 info@omaroma.com (Angela Jia Kim) 2011-09-08T15:00:00Z How to find an assistant with your Vision Book (I fire my new assistant at the end of vid!) http://www.savorthesuccess.com/blog/angela-jia-kim/how-to-find-an-assistant-using-your-vision-book   Loose transcription (with dramatic ending of me firing my new assistant!): Hey, Angela here! I wanted to share a fun project that I've been working on called "Project: Find My Personal Assistant". It's something I've been meaning to do all summer long but honestly, I dread the hiring process because my life's so complicated and there are so many systems to teach. So I developed a method to make the hiring process fun, which you can also use to find your "perfect" partner, assistant... 2948 info@omaroma.com (Angela Jia Kim) 2011-09-01T15:00:00Z How do you manage employees without being B**** Boss? http://www.savorthesuccess.com/blog/angela-jia-kim/how-do-you-manage-employees-without-being-b-boss   Loose transcript: Hey! Angela Jia Kim, here. So one of my employees called me last minute because she couldn't get to work on time (she had to fill out an application for her new apartment). So now I'm rushing to fill in for her because we have a VIP client coming in to pick up some product. (Grrrrrrrr.) This is the part of the business that I have not mastered! I want to have a super chill and relaxed, wonderful culture at work and yet I want to extract excellent from my e... 2913 info@omaroma.com (Angela Jia Kim) 2011-08-25T15:25:00Z How to pump up your business with Mac & Cheese http://www.savorthesuccess.com/blog/angela-jia-kim/how-to-pump-up-your-business-with-mac-cheese Okay, okay... I admit it! I'm a Mac & Cheese-aholic. I love, love, LOVE pasta + cheese together. At our July Potluck dinner, Dr. Susan Meyer brought the most delicious Mac & Cheese, so I've asked her to share her secret with the Savor community.Oh, go ahead... be naughty with me. Take time off from working. Make it and SAVOR. :)  Savor July Potluck Dinner 2012  4 Cheese Mac & Cheese (for serious Mac & Cheese Lovers)Thanks to Dr. Susan Meyers for submission! Prep T... 2875 info@omaroma.com (Angela Jia Kim) 2011-08-11T13:55:00Z How I got on MSNBC + PR Opp for You http://www.savorthesuccess.com/blog/angela-jia-kim/how-i-got-on-msnbc-pr-opp-for-you I have always been a big believer of these three things:  Give, Give, Get Meet face-to-face Become a true expert in your field Those mantras are what ultimately landed me a gig on MSNBC's Your Business. In case you missed the show on Sunday morning, here it is. We talk about how to market yourself in a crowded market, if you should do LLC or S Corp, how to use social media to make money, etc. Oh, and I also have a major (and fun) PR Opp for you so make sure to read it at the... 2843 info@omaroma.com (Angela Jia Kim) 2011-07-27T16:20:00Z My Top 3 Picks of Women Who are Rocking Their Brands http://www.savorthesuccess.com/blog/angela-jia-kim/my-top-3-picks-of-women-who-are-rocking-their-brands I have long admired the branding of these women entrepreneurs for three specific reasons. One has an incredible sense of a visual story (and she sticks to it), the other has extraordinary contagious energy, and the last woman has her unique voice that no one can copy. They also have one thing in common: The river runneth deep. There is no disconnect from their professional and personal branding.  1. VISUAL: Grace Kang of Pink Olive is the Queen of Visuals. She understands the impa... 2796 info@omaroma.com (Angela Jia Kim) 2011-07-07T15:00:00Z