Let's see now, where did I leave off? Oh yeah, me & my BIG ideas was now a legit corporation with award winning products! What? You mean that little company that I had hoped would provide me with some extra Target spending money was now a well-respected and industry leading brand? Yes it was. And while I was surprised at how fortunate we had been, it didn't come without a LOT of work and a LOT of lessons. We worked REALLY hard and were SO passionate about what we were doing.
Although my mom brought many years of valuable experience with her, this journey we were on was a new adventure and we learned so much along the way. We ventured into the world of overseas production and dealing with mass market chains. We learned the importance of building our staff with people that did all the stuff that we didn't know how to do. That's the plain and simple truth. I could make it sound super fancy...but that's really what it boils down to. What we did know how to do was come up with lots of BIG ideas! We work really hard to keep our team inspired and HAPPY so the ideas keep flowing. Over the years, we have gone on some really fun adventures and spent time bonding as a team!
No matter what we encounter, be it successes or challenges, we just keep growing and learning. It makes us stronger as a team and stronger as individuals...and that shows in our products. I hope that you can tell how much we love what we do. I could go on for days about the past 18 years in business but I'll save that for another blog post.
Until then, I encourage you to find what you love to do and pursue it with all your heart. It will be hard work but when you have a passion for what you do, there is joy in the journey.