The path to a better future begins with being able to see yourself as more accomplished, more successful. When you open yourself up to possibilities and allow yourself to embrace a larger vision, you start to identify the steps you need to take to get you there.
In today’s podcast, Gail and Erin talk with multi-award-winning designer Lisa Gielincki, principal at Lisa Gielincki Interior Design in Jacksonville, Florida, offering both residential and commercial interior design services. A long-time client of Gail’s, Lisa is also a member of one of our Boardroom Groups.
Lisa recounted how after years of working extremely hard at her business, she had plenty of clients but was not making money. She thought there must be a smarter way to work and turned to Gail to help her make her business more profitable. Today she has realized her goals of growing the firm into a $1 million-plus company, building a strong team, and earning more while still bringing in sufficient revenues to have money set aside in the bank.
Looking back, Lisa realized she had placed limits on herself and what she could achieve. “One of the things I sold myself short on was I didn’t have a big enough vision,” she said. Her biggest challenge in growing her business, she recognized, was to get past her image of herself and to believe that she could do more, do bigger, and achieve more. Being part of the Boardroom Group with other successful designers has given her the confidence that she, too, is capable of accomplishing more.
Another insight Lisa shared was that the way to achieve her vision was to go at it in a stair-step approach, starting with what needed to be attended to first, and then tackling the next thing. “You have to take things one at a time,” she said, “challenge yourself and then move on to the next thing. It really does get you where you want to go.”
To hear more of the lessons Lisa has learned along the way and why she recommends that everyone should work with a coach and the sooner the better, listen to the entire podcast.
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You can find out more about Lisa and her firm, and read her blog, on her website at www.lisaginteriordesign.com. You will also find her on Facebook and Instagram.
Erin asked Lisa what were some of her favorite books she had read recently. She mentioned the following business books:
- The 80/20 Principle by Richard Koch (available in bookstores and online)
- The Miracle Morning by Hal Elrod (find out more at miraclemorning.com)
- Eat That Frog!: 21 Great Ways to Stop Procrastinating and Get More Done in Less Time by Brian Tracy (find out more at briantracy.com/blog/time-management/the-truth-about-frogs/)