On November 3rd, Head of Sneaker Chic and creator of Chicks N Kicks Channing Beumer joined us for the second #PowerHour Slack Chat. As our special guest, Channing shared lessons she learned balancing her career while building her business.
Below are just a few of the many gems that she shared during our conversation. For more exclusive Her Agenda content, be sure to subscribe to #theAgenda today!
On how networking played a huge part in the growth and success of CNKDaily:
“The key is making sure you’re networking for the right reasons. Be sure to keep in mind these three things:
1. Understand the history behind the brands and where you fit. You never want to completely change who you are to meet the set-in-stone mission of an established company.
2. Don’t be afraid to introduce yourself and follow-up.
3. With both new and established relationships, I always ask [my]self and [my] brand partner, how I can help THEM. When you field interactions from others constantly looking to be put on, it’s refreshing to come across people who have found a way they can be of service.
A lesson she has learned from having full time job + growing a business simultaneously:
Having a full-time job while growing your business will force you to learn the art of time management in a way that really prepares you to work for yourself full-time. I’ve finally learned how to put myself on a schedule and stick to it.
A quote that keeps her motivated when the going gets tough:
“Freedom is waking up in the morning and deciding for yourself what to do with the day. Imagine that.”
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