How do you keep a positive attitude?
I’m proud to be a wedding entrepreneur: I’m in charge of my schedule, I’m in charge of my business decisions, and I work for my success – not for someone else’s. Of course, being an entrepreneur (or a solopreneur, like me) brings responsibilities because your success depends on you and only you can make it happen in order to keep your business open. Sometimes we face adversities or difficult times. We need to fight these adversities and a positive attitude can help. It’s all about visualizing positivity that changes you. Having a positive attitude makes you happier, stronger, more creative therefore, it gives you the ability to make better decisions and making sure you are taking the right steps. It makes you look at your future in a completely different way.
In my specific case, having a positive attitude can be very challenging. I design and plan weddings and these are extremely stressful celebrations where not only the event production needs my attention but also the emotional component plays a very important role. This is not only happening at the actual wedding but throughout the planning process and even when I meet prospective clients for the first time. I consider myself a “problem solver” for my clients: I help them lower their stress and overwhelm during the planning, I help them keep their finances on track, and I help them deal with family relationships that can become more tense during the planning. And, maybe some difficult situations at the wedding such as… The biological father doesn’t get invited to the wedding but he somehow shows up and he sees the stepfather walking the bride (his daughter) down the aisle… What does he do? He goes to the ballroom where the reception will take place and ruins the wedding cake with his finger (Yes, it happened!). So, I’m not only the wedding planner but I’m a