Ever had to pivot? Start over? Sometimes things that are out of our control will happen and there is nothing that we can do about it except regroup and figure out the next step.
As an independent brand, I have gone through this a few times myself and it never gets easy. It is a heartbreak that makes me feel as if I am doing something wrong. The thought of failure comes to mind and I begin to doubt my talent, voice and direction all together. It is not easy to pick yourself up when plans fall through. Fortunately we are human, these feelings are valid but what we cannot allow ourselves is to stay in that negative mind state. We have to just make peace with the fact that when things don’t go according to plan, it does not mean that it is our fault completely, but circumstances just happen and we have to learn to roll with the punches.
The talented, famous and style icon Rihanna had plans to launch a ready-to-wear line when her company Fenty partnered with Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton. They released a statement that when there are better conditions the line will be re-visited for a later launch.
Covid in the year 2020 placed a lot of people out of a job, cancelled plans and forced every single person to re-visit their original life plans. The testament of the population of entrepreneurs who not only survived but thrived during a global pandemic, where no one was safe is something to applaud. Parents had to adjust their home as a work place & even school. Folks who were laid off started new businesses, learned new skills & looked to different places to start over. The message here is don’t give up. The road may get tough but the human spirit has proven time and time again that we are tougher as long as we are not so hard on ourselves. Give yourself a break, take some time to self care and then get ready to tackle this world once more. You can do it, nothing is ever really a failure but lessons to grow and restart. You are worthy of your potential and just so you know, it happened to Rihanna!