Every day when I heard the post come through the letter box, I would stop whatever I was doing and run downstairs. But each time I would be disappointed to find only bills, or yet another pizza menu. But then two days ago, the post dropped through the door, and Ian came upstairs hiding something behind his back, and I knew instantly what it was. Jasmine Star ‘Exposed’ had FINALLY arrived :). You have no idea how much joy I felt!
A tad over dramatic some people might say, but I’ve said this many times before and I’ll say it again: I heart Jasmine Star! I know many people who don’t agree with her ideas or the way she built her business, but I can’t help but find her so inspirational and relatable. There was no magic formula; she did what was right for her at the time, and stayed true to who she was. Jasmine figured out what made her unique, what made her stand out from the crowd, and used it as best she could to her advantage.
When starting a business, it’s difficult to say what’s right and what’s wrong. Some things will work, and some things won’t. What’s right for one person isn’t necessarily right for the next. You learn from your mistakes and hopefully don’t make the same mistake twice!
Once I started reading Exposed, I found it difficult to stop. I already knew a lot of it from following Jasmine’s blog, but I found it so inspiring to see her whole story written down; page after page in her unique style of writing.
As I was reading, I was constantly thinking about what I have to offer and what changes I want to make to my business, and how to go about making those changes. I know it’s not going to be easy, and things won’t happen overnight, but I know in the long run everything will be better. Certain changes I’ve been thinking about for a while, but now I know I just need to do them. What’s the worst that could happen? If they don’t work, I try something else.
As Jasmine states, it’s about getting uncomfortable. Sometimes it’s just too easy to stay within your comfort zone, change is never going to happen if you stick with what you know. I think I read Exposed at just the right time, as 2011 is drawing to a close, the beginning of 2012 feels like the right time to start making some changes. Out with the old and in with the new!!
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