When it Comes to Your Business, Don’t Forget to Enjoy the Ride

remember to enjoy the ride

Most of us spend our days (and nights) working.  A lot. we’re on this mission to create our businesses. Once they’re created, were on this mission to grow our businesses.  Once they’re growing, we’re on this mission to sustain our businesses.

We don’t complain, we love it.  We can’t imagine working this hard for anyone but ourselves. We work because we’re certain that we’d never be happy taking a job working someone else.

We’re always working.

But there’s one thing we all tend to forget: to have a little fun.  We’re working so hard, always thinks about what needs to get done, that we often forget that this fleeting little life we have, zips by faster than we could ever expect.  We need to pay attention to the tiny expected moments. You know, that whole “It’s the journey, not the destination” thing.

On a less poetic note, I simply mean, enjoy the ride.

My point?

Work hard, of course, there’s no way you’ll do what you want to do without hard work.  But remember not to be too hard on yourself.  Make sure that those little moments don’t go unnoticed.

Allow yourself to enjoy every moment of what you’re doing.  Because, if you don’t, you’re missing the point.

Nicole Giordano

Nicole is the founder of StartUp FASHION, an online resource and community supporting for independent designers around the world with building their businesses. A deep love for the craft of fashion paired with an adamant belief that success is defined by the individual, led her to found StartUp FASHION, where she helps independent designers and makers screw the traditional fashion business rules, create their own paths, and build businesses they truly love. More than anything else, she’s in the business of encouragement and works every day to remind makers and designers that they have something special to offer the world and that they can, in fact, do this thing!