Marketing guru Seth Godin reminds us that
“it takes about six years of hard work to become an overnight success”.
Like we all do, Alice said she avoids the tasks she hates most (planning) by doing other things first, but then, that sensibility kicks in and she knows that to make her vision come to life, she has to suck it up and get it done, so she makes the time and effort to just sit down and do it! (Check out our Blog on (terrible turn of phrase here, and it’s not literal … eat the frog! It’s based on Mark Twain’s saying “If it’s your job to eat a frog, it’s best to do it first thing in the morning. And if it’s your job to eat two frogs, it’s best to eat the biggest one first.”)
Along her journey, Alice has been a sponge for insights, lessons learned and getting advice – she highly recommends this to others. Invest and drive your own learning – it really helps. On reflection, building financial literacy at school would have been a huge advantage and Alice encourages us all to do so, not just in theory but by getting hands on and applying the learning, taking the lead on managing your own personal finances is a great start. If you’re launching your own venture, to build your knowledge, Alice says: go to a workshop, ask questions and educate and inform yourself about being an entrepreneur.
The workshop she visited when forming Angel Food, encouraged her to find an overall goal for the business. Her goal was to make veganism mainstream … here we are in 2018, and arguably, that’s the case now!