We are beyond grateful for all of you who have so avidly supported our business over the years, especially this year. We have learned and grown so much as business owners, friends, and family. At the beginning of the year, my goal was to focus…wasn’t that everyone’s goal? 20/20 right?! Little did I know what that goal actually meant, and looking back on it now I believe we did just that.
We focused on time together as a family.
We focused on the good.
We focused on what we could do better.
All in all I think we arrived at the end of this year stronger in our business foundation and with a clearer picture of what comes next. We have also grown stronger as a family. We take better care of each other and have been overjoyed to bond and spend time outside working on our COVID family project … @lapetitjardin!
So many lessons have come out of this year. I’m grateful that I worked for Dermalogica and for Jane Wurwand. She shared so many words of wisdom with me over the nine-plus years I spent as part of her tribe. Two of these lessons that have stuck with me the most that I want to share with you are as follows:
When someone asks you to think outside the box, you should ask “what box?” In other words, don’t limit yourself. You are capable of ANYTHING you set your mind to.
“Businesses are made during a recession.” Now, I realize we weren’t in a recession this year per-say BUT we all faced challenges similar to those of a recession. So the lesson here is to go back to your foundation and build a better structure. Pivot, get scrappy, and don’t quit. Be resourceful!
I took this advice to heart when I first heard it, and have ever since. If you know me (Better put - as you will GET to know me more this year…one of my goals is to be more present in stories and really share our brand with you.) you know that I live for this Walt Disney quote…
“Around here, however, we don’t look backwards for very long. We keep moving forward, opening up new doors and doing new things, because we’re curious…and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.”
We wish you a happy New Year! Don’t look back, just keep moving forward!