This film has a twist; watch it and see if you see it coming. I won’t spoil it for you but if you are that sticky stage of deciding whether you set up your own business, you’ll recognise it when it happens..
Watching Charlie at work is to see a dream in action. I’ve travelled into London on SWT and seen the big sign past Vauxhall for Pimlico Plumbers, I thought it was a catchy name and I had only heard good things about them, so it was great for me to find out more about the man behind the business.
Another entrepreneur who’s caught my eye recently is Sharmadean Reid, Founder of WAHNAILS (http://instagram.com/wahnails)@WAHNAILS.
She was featured recently in a London newspaper and told a story not dissimilar to Charlie’s. Hailing from the West Midlands as part of a large Jamaican family, she was surrounded by love and positivity all of which gave her to confidence to believe in herself. She was unfazed at the idea of setting up her o
wn business and even describes it in four easy steps which makes it sound easier than baking a cupcake!
What struck me most reading about Sharamdean was her passion in achieving the impossible, and then simply getting on with it.
“People bog themselves down in the process of growing, it rather than just doing it,”
If you think about that sentence there is a lot of wisdom in that. As an entrepreneur or business owner to need to be fleet of foot, as flexible as a ballet dancer to response to the changing pace of the business drum. Social media facilitates this type of speed beautifully as is probably why there are so many solopreneurs who use social media to great effect. It’s generally light and unencumbered.
Q: What did I learn from the stories of both of these talented, hardworking business people?
A: Flex your muscles, take that call, act on your intuition, believe in you!
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