EP 109 | 3 Random Thoughts and No Place to Park Them with Kimberley Seldon

April 23, 2019

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About this Episode

Occasionally we have snippets of great conversation which don’t make it past the editor to air on a podcast. Why waste great information? In this episode Kimberley shares random thoughts that have not yet been explored on the show.

In this episode we learn:

  • don’t be afraid of failure, embrace the learning
  • accepting responsibility for everything that’s not working in your business will allow you to fix the problem and move forward
  • being vulnerable, even admitting failures can be freeing
  • the power of a mature business network
  • when it’s time to hire, don’t hire a mini-you


Take Aways

Dare to Lead by Brene Brown


Design Intervention

Martha Rossellini says: “Believe in yourself, take risks and don’t be afraid to fail. Failure is discovery. It’s discovering what doesn’t work.”

About Martha Rosellini

Custom Window Treatments and Motorization must be more innovative and informative than ever before. With architecture’s challenging nature and the changing landscape of the design industry, we strive to work harmoniously with and support Interior Designers, Builders and Architects in our specialty. Using my core values to lead my company ensures my (trade) client’s experience is nothing less than excellent. This strategy also reflects their artistic beauty, high standards, and irresistible charm unique to their brand. Our knowledgeable team collaborates with some of the most respected architects, builders and designers in the country, offering fine sewing and leading-edge automated technology. We also recognize natural light and how it is filtered or diffused through materials and effects toward temperature control. The combined effects can be magical. Our clients’ story, vision, concerns and budget will be heard and supported. Proud to be trade only and profoundly grateful for the treasured business/friendship relationships I have made through the years. Born and raised in Oakland, CA, Attended Bishop O’Dowd High School in Oakland, studied textiles and interior design at UC Berkeley, mom of three sons, grandmother of three, avid seamstress, passionate Italian, world traveler, and cherry pie fanatic, I call the San Francisco bay area home with two cats, one English Golden Retriever and my dog loving, hiking enthusiast and very kind husband! martharosellini.com  

About Carly Nemtean

Operating Carriage Lane Design Build Inc. for 8 years, we have grown our company of 2 founders, to now over 10+ full-time associates and tradesmen. We focus on full home renovations and additions. We have built our business by client focused design and experiences, where commitment, passion and integrity are our core values. Since our company’s existence, we have grown to recognize our unique position of sharing a 24,000 sq. foot building with our staple vendors in the stone and millwork sector. We have been able to manage our overhead fees through co-working, friendship, and community. These are just some of the benefits of co-working, and we are excited to take our experience to the next level of sharing with our new venture, The Collective Workspace. www.carriagelanedesigns.com www.thecollectiveto.com  

About John Hopper

For over 200 years the basic dynamic between employer and employee has not changed. Way back in the 1700's when someone was hired to come work on the farm is was "do as I tell you and I'll pay you for it". That is the same basis we're working on still today and it no longer works. John Hopper created a system, The Greatest on the Planet, to assist employers in creating irreplaceable employees. The Greatest on the Planet  

BOD & You

As interior design professionals, we LOVE our work because it matters so much. We want our clients to get our best every time, because it’s going to affect the way they live for years to come. But doing our best work isn’t possible if we can’t dedicate ourselves to it. And we can’t dedicate ourselves to it if doesn’t earn us a living.

Business of Design™ is the best professional advice and business coaching available, and it’s just for you. Our mission is to liberate your talent and skill by showing you how to run a business that supports you, empowers you, and lets you love your work again.

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