Fashion Business Owner Musings: Let’s Talk About Regret

Dear Designer,

Do you have regrets?

It’s a bit of an unfair question, I know. Because, don’t most of us?

I do, certainly.

But here’s the thing, there is one kind of regret I was never going to allow myself to have– regret over not going after my goals with everything I’ve got.

I realize it’s a privilege to be able to chase your dreams.

But I also know that it’s often not nearly as impossible as some people give themselves permission to assume.

We say things like:

I don’t have the money.

I don’t have the time.

I don’t know where to start.

But what if you flipped that to say

How will I raise the money?

When will I block off the time?

Where can I learn how to start?

Because the answers to these three questions become the beginning of something great. They become, dreamer, the beginning of your fashion business plan.

Suddenly you’re no longer just dreaming, you’re doing. And that is a powerful combination.

You start down the road of becoming a dream-chasing, goal-getting, driven, determined bad-ass who transforms a wish into a reality and builds a life you really want to live.

Are you ready for that?

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No regrets, right?

Lots of love and encouragement,

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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!