As the plane left the runway in Oakland headed to Las Vegas, I pulled out my notebook and wrote my goals for the week. What exactly did I plan to get out of my week in Las Vegas? I’m very task-oriented. I get joy out of checking off the boxes on a checklist (nerd). So I make checklists for everything. Some of the things I needed to get out of my trip: sourcing the fabric for a bustier jumpsuit, lining for the bolero jacket, and the perfect lightweight lining for my dresses. Once I had my goals written, I was a woman on a mission! With laser focus, I walked the Sourcing floor until I had all items on my list checked off.
Besides sourcing the fabrics, I also attended some seminars at both MAGIC and Sourcing. I learned the importance of trademarking, branding strategies, and how to use social media. I met several inspiring entrepreneurs who started from the bottom (and now they’re here…LOL). I came home with a renewed energy. I can do this!