We're excited to introduce you to Canadian business owner Lindsay from Backwood Design Co. based in Stayner, ON. Backwood Design Co makes handcrafted wood and epoxy art inspired by the four season living of Georgian Bay.
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What would you say is the #1 thing it takes to be successful?
What's one thing you do everyday that contributes to your success?
- Be better than I was yesterday. Note I said, I. Don't compare yourself to others. You're on a different journey.
What's one book that's contributed to your business success?
- The Secret.
What is your favourite productivity tip?
What inspired you to start your business?
- The determination to be an entrepreneur and work for myself.
Do you have a morning routine that you swear by? What is it and why does it contribute to your success?
- Taking time to reflect and be mindful in the morning. Be grateful, present, and set goals for the future before the noise of the day has a chance to enter.
Do you have a favourite business podcast? Why do you love it?
- The Social Focus - Nat and Ang are amazing! So much great information whether you're just starting out or you already have an established business.
How do you relax and recharge?
- Travelling for a vacation is the only thing that stops me from working, otherwise just time spent outdoors.
What advice would you give to someone just starting out in business?
- Don't "announce" things are coming- just DO them! Don't give up! Most importantly. Just START! Things don't have to be perfect right away - your business will get better and grow along with your experience.
How do you maintain a positive mindset in business and life when those inevitable challenges arise?
- The only thing that is inevitable in life, is that things are going to happen - both good and bad. Don't be concerned with the things that are out of your control! We all have moments we want to give up, but when I was just starting out, I would always ask myself one question, "If I was already successful.. would I still consider quitting?" The answer was obviously.. NO :).
Thank you so much to Lindsay for sharing some of her greatest success tips and general business advice. What an inspiration for us all!
To learn more about her business and explore her art, check out her website.
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