TITLE: How diversified experience (and hard work) helped jewelry designer Mignonne Gavigan create her lucky break! (Episode 185)
TOPIC: We often think of “luck” as something that just happens. But there’s a different way to think about luck that’s illustrated so beautifully in today’s conversation with jewelry designer and founder Mignonne “Maggie” Gavigan. Maggie’s story shows us how diversity of experience and looking at challenges from different perspectives actually increase the chances that we can take advantage of that “lucky break” when it presents itself.
Truth is, much of what we often think of as luck is actually a product of preparation, hard work, and being open to possibilities that might otherwise have seemed unattainable.
A key to building and sustaining INFLUENCE requires that we be open (but also ready) when opportunities present themselves!
THIS WEEK’S GUEST: MIGNONNE “MAGGIE” GAVIGAN
Charlotte, NC native Mignonne “Maggie” Gavigan is the founder of her namesake jewelry company. Best known for her iconic, beaded, scarf necklace, the idea for Mignonne Gavigan was born out of both happenstance and Maggie’s need to pay her rent! But it’s Maggie’s commitment to and connection with her customer, as well as her innovative, playful, design aesthetic, that’s kept her business growing and thriving.
- HOW DIVERSITY OF EXPERIENCE AND PERSPECTIVE MAKE YOUR BUSINESS AND/OR PRODUCT BETTER
- ADVICE FOR PICKING A BUSINESS PARTNER
- HOW TO CREATE A CONNECTION WITH YOUR CUSTOMER
- THE VALUE OF PUTTING YOUR FACE ON YOUR BRAND
- EVOLVING, WHILE STRAYING TRUE TO WHAT MAKES YOU (AND YOUR BRAND) SPECIAL
- HOW TO NAVIGATE A WORLD THAT CAN BE CUT THROAT AND TOUGH
SPECIAL COLLABORATION SERIES WITH THE SOUTHERN C
This week’s episode continues our special collaboration series with The Southern Coterie — a wonderful network of mostly female creative founders and entrepreneurs. These women embody both a certain southern aesthetic coupled with a tremendous business savvy.
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