The Vogue Festival – Life Lessons form Natalie Massenet

There is something about Natalie Massenet. She is a different type of women, one that inspires and challenges you. So here are some of her life lessons, they might just give you an edge!

The Vogue Festival – Natalie Massenet 3

The Vogue Festival – Natalie Massenet 3

  1. People think success looks like a direct line but actually it’s a very wiggly line.
  2. There is no recipe for success – it is as unique as you are.
  3. The harder you work, the luckier you get.
  4. Why be like everybody else? Try to be like yourself.
  5. You only get one chance to make a first impression.
  6. Make yourself indispensable.
  7. Follow your instincts: I was told by a very respected American buyer that my first idea – to launch a range of luxury scented candles – would never work because nobody would ever spend more than a dollar on a candle. My other idea was a coffee bar chain. Eventually I realised I had to go with my instincts.
  8. Why walk when you can run.
  9. Everything has to start somewhere and usually it’s small.
  10. Sometimes it’s easier to get something big if you divide it into small amounts – I started by calling 30 people and asking them for £10,000 each.
  11. As long as you put your consumer first there is no tension.
  12. There is no “I” in team.
  13. Don’t be afraid of what’s on the other side of the mountain.
  14. Sometimes the plan you have for yourself doesn’t always turn out to be the plan.
  15. Plan the best you can and then jump in and go for it. Adapt as you go. That’s how progress happens.
  16. When you visualise something with self-belief the universe conspires to help you – you still have to work hard but it can happen.
  17. Be nice to everyone because you will come across them again.
  18. The only limits are the ones we put on ourselves.
  19. Once you start a business you have to grow it and grow with it.

Natalie Massenet’s Essential Reads:

  1. Creative Visualisation
  2. The Popcorn Report
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