As we have grown to know each other over the years, I learned that one of the central passions of your life – interior design - empowers you to delight your clients and enrich their lives, creates an excellent body of work, and dependably sustains your livelihood.
Others want to know how you do it but I am not about to ‘tell all’. However, I have been asked to present a keynote address on my Top Ten Tenets to Take Charge in September, so as I draft what I am going to say, I thought I would share the drafting process with you. Chime-in if you like.
The title is “Design Entrepreneurship: Money and Mojo Matter. It starts with setting your intentions with confidence and taking charge of your future. That's mojo. Alice in Wonderland said, “If you don’t know where you want to go, you will never know which road to take.”
I have asked many of you to write letters to your self describing your vision for yourself and your business as thought it was 2020. A lot of those letters say the same things over and over:
- “I want to do design: I’m tired of doing administration, and expediting orders.”
- “I want to have better clients: fewer bigger projects.”
- “I want to make more money.”
- “I want to be part of a design community, re-energized and restored, not isolated in my studio.”
What would your letter to yourself in 2020 sound like?
How’s this for a start to the presentation? Post your thoughts, too. I'll keep drafting until we get it right.
best for the summer