Coccole Jarvis

My biggest business lesson

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My biggest business lesson

Everyone that has ever started and maintained a blog knows that it’s not as easy as it seems.
There is a very long and strategic process for everything. From creating beautiful visuals, the editing, staying creative, being consistent with your content, knowing the audience and your readers to even writing down these words.

“There’s a whole lot more to it that just taking selfies.”

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Be kind to one another

Supporting another’s success
won’t ever
dampen yours.

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Success is for sure not an easy road (it is our motivation and what we all strive for) but for sure not the easiest sometimes. I have learnt the hard way that life isn’t about waiting for opportunities to come. You have to go out there and kind create them yourself!

In such a competitive world, like the blogosphere, it’s so important to create “different and inspirational” content, content that you clearly believe in.

The biggest (and hardest) business lesson I have learnt since I started the blog is learning how to network, in other words: “CONTACTS, CONTACTS, CONTACTS” you can’t just sit around at home and wait for brands, PR’s, designers, stylists, etc. to contact you. You have to go out there and actually meet people and show them what you are capable of doing → Always send a thank-you or follow-up email after a meeting with a business contact. Gratefulness and manners will always be remembered.

I believe that all efforts are always paid off, if your efforts are average you will get average results. But as an entrepreneur your efforts have to be 24/7 from 5ish till 11pm (or later) as you always have to be seeking for new opportunities, personal growth, maintaining relationships and ways to connect with the right people that will help you in your path.

You may not be able to control every situation and it’s outcome, but you can control your attitude and how you deal with it.

I send so many emails a day, some i’ll get a positive answer but the majority are no answer at all or a big NO NO.
Don’t get discouraged, keep on going. Find other ways to make a difference, something that makes you YOU and that other brands won’t even hesitate to say no to you and what you can offer them.

 

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Photography by Guillermo Galán

OUTFIT DETAILS

Dark green suit – The Stoat

Grey heels – Aquazzura (cheaper here)

White shirt – Zara

 

  • Oli

    My best advice whenever someone asks me how I manager to do all the things I do without ever giving up is… “Never give up on something you really want. it’s difficult to wait but it’s more difficult to regret”.

    Many do start a blog because of the money it can generate, but that’s definitely the wrong way to start a “business”. You need to have that will to share your daily life, experience and taste just because sharing is something you give importance to. Any other reason is a mistake.

    You found your way, and I can read how passionate you are in sharing quality content, keeping that creativity at the center of your passion.

    Nice post, looking forward for the others to come,

    Oli

  • Love your words Oli, thank you for sharing them too.

    You are the best,

    Nicole xx

  • First of all, looking gorgeous.. love the outfit! 🙂

    Secondly, very true words about keeping an active and consistent social media presence whether it’s a blog, Instagram or YouTube. It’s not as easy at it seems! And indeed.. always be pro-active and courteous! 🙂

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