Often in life we get so caught up in pursuing our goals, we lose track of what is really important. Today on the Self-Love Breakfast Club we are joined by Nicole J. Palmer, mom, wife, entrepreneur, and self-love stylist. Nicole and Chrystal share notes on what it’s like to be an entrepreneur. They talk about how being so focused on sales goals, comparing ourselves to other entrepreneurs, and caring what other people think of us can throw us off course from our original mission. Having both experienced boutique-life burnout, Chrystal shares how she scaled back her business even though it was successful, while Nicole talks about how her mindset shifted from her sales goals to her mission, and she transitioned from ‘boutique owner’ to ‘self-love stylist’. Tuning in you’ll hear about the importance of slowing down and being grateful about where you are, the necessity of being authentic with your community in a filtered glamorized world, and how when you love yourself, you discover a freedom that you want to share. Find out how through simplifying things, focusing on her main mission of self-love, and returning “back to the basics”, Nicole’s life has changed for the better, and yours can too.
Key Points From This Episode:
- An introduction to today’s guest Nicole J. Palmer, self-love stylist.
- Learn about Nicole’s goal of time freedom in goals, gratitude, and badassery.
- The power of not caring what other people think and how Nicole overcomes those triggers.
- Thoughts on Boutique-life burnout and why Chrystal scaled back her business even though it was successful.
- How in trying to learn about business from watching others, we often get distracted from what success looks like for us.
- The importance of slowing down and being grateful about where you are.
- How Nicole’s mindset shifted from the money and sales goals to her mission.
- How Chrystal has always felt uncomfortable with the word ‘customer’ because her customers are her community.
- The importance of being authentic with your community in a filtered glamorized world.
- How Nicole transitioned from being a ‘boutique owner’ to a ‘self-love stylist’.
- Chrystal and Nicole talk about how being in fashion led them to wanting to help women love themselves, not just how they look.
- How when you love yourself, you discover a freedom that you want to share.
- The pros and cons of being an entrepreneur versus working a nine to five.
- The quote that Nicole lives by, “back to the basics” and how simplifying things has impacted her life over the past year.
“I think this whole entrepreneur journey can be lonely in a sense. When we’ve had people doubt us, you do have to get into the space of just truly believing in yourself, like you said, and making praise and being proud of yourself, and not expecting it from those around you.” — Nicole J. Palmer [05:31]
“We can’t be truly ready for what’s next until we are absolutely grateful for what we already have. Because at some point in our lives, what we have now, is something that we wanted before this.” — Nicole J. Palmer [11:59]
“When I let go of the idea of what my monthly sales goal was and was more focused on my mission to serve my community in a greater way, that’s when things started to align for me.” — Nicole J. Palmer [13:30]
“I can style my customers from head to toe, but until they’ve done the inner work and have learned to love themselves, it doesn’t matter what kind of outfit I put them in.” — Nicole J. Palmer [20:16]
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