It's been a long time since I posted, it's been a busy few months. It's also five years since I launched Gem PR & Media from our dining room table in Guernsey. And sure, we have 250 #FiveYears of #LipSmackingService Serious Lip Balms to gift to our friends, family, and clients (let me know if you’d like one and I’ll make sure it happens), but I also wanted to share a few thoughts with you.
It’s been vital to our survival that we love what we do. That’s what it comes down to. If money is more important than doing what you love that’s ok too. But for small business owners, we do it because it’s what we're meant to do.
Celebrate the good times. Do not dwell on the bad times, they will pass, and you will get through. If you mess up admit it, apologize, and move on. Know that if something isn’t your fault, and you did a good job, you can’t win them all.
Listen to advice from your peers. Not all advice is good, but in time you will discover those whose advice is invaluable.
Stay true to yourself. That gut feeling has always been a strong indicator for me. If I feel something is off it usually is.
Do good. As a business owner, you have the power to leave this place in better shape than when you found it. Give your time wisely and use it for good.
If you can’t stand up for your industry then help make it be a better one. Lead by example. It’s ok if others follow I genuinely believe that.
Go the extra mile for your clients it will make all the difference.
Finally, recognize your accomplishments and those that have helped you along the way.
So thank you to everyone that has supported us over the years we appreciate it, we really do!