We are officially one week away from when we leave Maine and head to the Big Apple to participate in the Indie Beauty Expo! This expo is a HUGE opportunity for us. Indie beauty brands from all over will come together for 2 days to highlight and showcase their products to potential buyers, bloggers, members of the media, and industry insiders and leaders. It almost feels so surreal that we are going to this and I keep having to pinch myself to make sure I’m not dreaming!
I also cannot express how fortunate I feel to be able to participate in the Indie Beauty Expo. It feels amazing to have a vision come to life! It is so rewarding see things come to fruition after spending a lot of time and energy putting plans into place while trying to stay on track and not let it fall through the cracks. Typically I’m not a naturally organized person and I can be a bit of a procrastinator.
However I have learned that personally that is a recipe for disaster for me. It makes me stressed, frustrated, and lose sight of what I’m trying to accomplish. When I’m in this state, I’m not the person I want to be. That is why I have to create small goals to meet in order to accomplish big ones. So, two months ago I started creating the project plan for IBE and I’m excited to say that we are on schedule and within budget for this event!
By being so prepared, it not only feels good, but adds to my confidence as I prepare for this experience. I have taken measures to exercise my confidence through this project plan and with one week left to go, I feel ready to take on IBE and the upcoming challenges we will face as we work to become a nationally recognized skincare brand. It’s almost funny to think that in a way, the stakes are higher than they have ever been for me and yet I feel amazingly calm. Maybe it’s because I am actively practicing my word for the year and finally trusting my journey and with that understanding there is no need to worry.