When the idea came to me to create an online store, I was expecting not bad everything except what I live now. I could not point you to a specific reason, but certainly, I've always been called by this need to do things by myself. I always loved the idea of building a life as you wish, at least of what comes closest to it. The online store is born of a need for stability. In the last years where I tried to do What I could do to break into the media, I quickly realized that it was such a hard and unstable environment that I knew that even if I was offered the most beautiful contract in the world, I was only going to worry at see the end of it. By cons, you can imagine that everything was not a snap of fingers. I did not choose the most certain domain: The sale of clothing online in Quebec. You should have seen the faces of the bankers when I tried to convince them that it was really a good idea to lend me money. They looked at me all as if I were the most cute of the naive in the world. Luckily, there was one who found me less naive than the rest.
I had observed, like any great dreamer, all that was going to be pleasant, noted some unpleasant things, I had made a kind of assessment of the various recurring things that were going to have to be done, but nothing more. In fact, I had underestimated the size of the project. I dare to believe that it's not bad the wall that all entrepreneurs encounter a certain moment.
When I created Womance, it was clear in my mind that I wanted to know everything. I wanted to do everything to make sure that when I was going to have to delegate, I was going to understand exactly what was going on. As much as in life I do not like answering questions: " in what restaurant are we going? "or" what do we do tomorrow, he announces supperrr beautiful? ", that for the rest, I like to control everything / to know everything. I like to know what's going on. Which causes, in business, pros and cons. I often try to control the uncontrollable (I already know, my father tells me every day that the uncontrollable is not controlled). And if there is one thing you understand quickly in business, there is a multitude of things that will be out of control, as most importantly, you. We can do all the forecasts of the world, cross 8 tables together, it is you who control everything.
To be frank, in this business, I make almost everything. Changes to photos on the site, montages, orders, purchases, find suppliers, wrap your orders, manage social networks, respond to your emails, do not forget to answer to all your nice messages, in short, I often take myself for a super-Womance (know that going in business, it is automatically become super-something). But we must also accept help. As Jules Marcoux. The guy, at 22 years, he already has writes his own book on marketing. Jules, that's what I usually call a machine. This guy showed me, taught me, took me in in the head: "You think it's okay. Look how it can go even better. " This guy a to he alone, changed my perception of business. When I submit an idea that I judge the base completely crazy, a blow that he spent above, I can call it 4 once in the day: "Are you on there? Are you sure that's going to happen? "
Because inevitably, I can not do everything and I can not especially try to master everything. Going into business is learning how to To be mistaken is to assume that you have taken the wrong decision, you have to become a better friend with insomnia, and you also have to know how to get on with the right people to move forward. Good people who respond to all your stupid questions that probably remind them of the same questions they asked themselves years ago (set to Jules, who is, I think, supernatural).
Going into business is full of twists, joys, stress and also penalties. It's a mix of emotions that confirms to me that I've probably made the best decision in my life. And when I go to bed at night, I'm proud. You make me really proud of the young woman I become. Life can hurt at times. It changes quickly, it surprises us for good or bad, but it can never take away pride to have created Womance. Entrepreneurship is not for everyone. You are not all made and do it so stop comparing yourself. But if you find that the weeks are getting longer, the work is redundant, so try to optimize what makes you proud. If you think you're running out of time, you'll soon see that the time comes when you set up a project, no matter how small. We live each our way a life that pleases us. Just know that nothing depends on where you come from the wealth of your parents, your entourage, your financial means, your situation or your studies. It all depends on your values. It will be these values that will bear on your shoulders your passions to guide you to success. I mentioned it in my last text : With our heart, we do not fail.
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