Ahhh! I’m excited to announce Glamorous Planning, a brand and blog born out of the desire to bring structure & organization into busy lives through stylish, easy-to-use planners and office supplies. I’ve been holding this secret in for over two years. Yes, I can’t believe it either. The past six months has showed true persistence, dedication and hard work. Late nights, lots of iced coffee, 40 hour work weeks (from my day job) and tons of research is the true definition of a hustler. There is no normal in entrepreneurship. Everyday brings new challenges and victories.
As a planner lover since high school, I’ve purchased several planners but each one missed something, whether it were accountability, financial strategies, health components, more writing room and most importantly a community. I wanted to design a planner with both function & style. Between working a demanding full-time job, attending graduate school and maintaining a personal blog– starting a business seemed far fetch. But with the help of my super supportive fiancé, an awesome mentor and loving family &friends, my vision was born. In the early days, I had no clue how I would design, manufacture, and finance my product. With no experience in photoshop, a couple thousand dollars saved from my paychecks (two jobs combined) and a shit ton of ambition, I started sketching and working on R&D. I found my mentor/designer online a year prior to actually starting my business– the power of social networking is REAL. I scheduled a 30-minute consultation special she was running and chatted with her about my idea and mission. A year would go by before I could actually afford her services. She helped me with design, overseas production, and business advice. Seriously I can’t thank my support system enough. Lots of sacrifice: limited eating out, no shopping, and soaking up as much knowledge as possible. *Pro tip: Build structure and find balance
To me, empowering and educating women to live a more organized life means a better future. If you ask me, female entrepreneurs have been breaking barriers, running companies and making change, Women are creating their own future despite the expectations of the world. Nothing is more rewarding than seeing my friends and family plan & execute an idea they put their mind to. The Glamorous Planning blog features an interview series with inspiring women from all over the world called “An Organized Life With…” If you’d like to share with other women your story, goal planning, organization expertise, challenging moments or business advice submit through the contact form.
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Entrepreneurs are simply those who understand that there is little difference between the obstacle and opportunity and are able to turn both into their advantage. – Seth Godin