Several months ago, I was looking in my closet and realized that, as I’m doing a lot more face-to-face meetings with clients, I really needed to get my wardrobe revamped looking little more professional.
I’ve been a work-from-home mom for the past 12 years so, up until now, I’ve had very little reason to get dressed up.
I mean, I’m really a down-to-earth, jeans and tee shirt kind of gal. 😉 But with the repositioning of my business, I knew that I needed to make a change to clearly represent my business in a professional manor.
That being said, I didn’t have a clue as to where to start. I’ll be honest, while I’m good at knowing what the design/style trends are for businesses and web sites, I am definitely not up with the latest fashions/style in clothing.
I needed help and I sought out the advice of a professional. Yes, I’m talking about my sister, she is up with the latest styles and she always looks great.
She was able to help me go through my current mess clothing and show me what is still usable and how to pair it with other clothes to create fashionable outfits. We also went shopping for “new” pieces to help expand my wardrobe (By new, I mean new to me – shopping at our local Savers for good/fashionable clothes/shoes ‘saved’ us a ton!)
She also consulted with me about what’s in and what’s out, so I’ll have a better understanding of what to shop for in the future.
“So”, you may be asking, “how does this relate to my business?”
The point of my story is that it helps to find “an expert” to help you in areas of your business that you don’t understand, may not be familiar in, or just don’t have the time to learn for yourself.
Find someone who currently is doing what you’d like your business to do, and ask for their advice. If you don’t you’ll end up struggling along doing the same thing you’ve always done or worse yet, get yourself into a bigger mess than you’re in currently.
When you get help, chances are that expert will be able to help you execute a plan as well as coach you in knowing what to do going forward, so you won’t be struggling in the future.
Do you have areas that could use some help? Give me a call and I’ll see if I can help you. If I can’t help you in a particular field, I can at least help you find someone who can. 🙂