[HIGHLIGHTS] The Deals in High Heels Show with Sarah Jones
So you've been thinking of starting your own business? Want to know the difference between corporate and startup life? What are the challenges? When is the time right to jump ship? What’s it really like on the other side?
‘A true entrepreneur is a doer, not a dreamer’. Sarah Jones is living proof of this. Bitten by the bug at just 14, Sarah set up a profitable eBay business importing items from across the globe and selling in the UK, igniting a love for e-commerce and developing an acute business mind in the process.
This was held at our beautiful venue, BiCE Bar, Hilton Jumeirah in JBR.
I wake up every morning knowing what I steps I need to take that day to craft myself a successful future. I know I have to work for it, go out there and GET IT. My future is my responsibility and with some hard work, perseverance and some guts, I can create my life by design.
A special THANK YOU to everyone that supported us in 2018! To all of our clients and partners through Briar Prestidge International, and to everyone who attended our Deals in High Heels events! I feel so lucky to be an entrepreneur in Dubai and to have such a supportive community. Wishing everyone an awesome 2019.
I’m not going to sit here and sugar coat things; many people have a perception of entrepreneurship as ‘glamourous.’ It’s not. I know entrepreneurs who have eaten nothing but pasta for a week, been kicked out of their apartments and become so late with payments that they got put in prison.
Success. We all want it. But, few are prepared to put in the hard graft required. Bill Gates didn’t just wake up one morning lying on billions of dollars – it took years of learning, strategising and hard work. Yep, those 5am morning wake-ups and weekends spent indoors working were AWFUL, but they sure were worth it to now be working for myself.
We have watched the rise of Influencers. "Joe Bloggs" started crafting an online brand and has grown an online community of thousands of followers. Even I created my own alter-ego, Deals in High Heels. But, now everyone’s creating content! Authentically BORING content! Why not be memorable? Here are my tips to get you started.
Jumping out of your comfort zone requires you to make mistakes, to learn, to feel scared at times, TO THROW YOURSELF INTO THE LIMELIGHT AND TO FACE THE CRITICISM OF OTHERS; but that’s where the magic happens..
Snarling and unimpressed by the reflection before him, the Voice hurls insults at the mirror. One after the other. The same hatred that was thrown yesterday, and the day before that. Stopping negative self talk had a hugely positive impact on my life. But, it didn't happen overnight. Here are my tips so you can have a more positive outlook too.
I think I've heard every objection under the sun! And I used to feel defeated. When I changed my mindset and practised, my business started to increase. Through practice, I started to realise that objections were actually opportunities to further convey how great my service is! So you can make more sales, here are my top tips.
Because it feels so good to get validated, other people’s opinions suddenly have more value than our own. Often, especially in our professional lives, we hide in the trenches rather than take risks to share our true thoughts; afraid of what others may think. Afraid of losing business and relationships. Afraid of appearing as 'wrong.' Here is why you should speak up.
"Why do you work so hard?!" is what people my age ask me. They can't fathom why I'd rather stay home and work on strategy for my clients, read a book, or learn something new. I CHOOSE to have my business. I could go to bunches every week if I wanted too! Here is what I say back.