My little salon Aphrodite Hair and Makeup will be two years tomorrow. I opened her doors on the 10 September 2018.
I remember the night before I signed my lease, I felt so scared. My heart pounding in my chest! My palms sweating!
What if I fail?
What if I am not capable?
Who do you think you are Jacqui, an African girl opening a business in a foreign country?
“Am I making the right decision?” I asked my husband and bless him, he is my NO. 1 fan, but he said: “It is all on you love. “When you sign that lease. “When you start your business, the buck stop at you.”
Nope, his answer did did not help my nerves so I called my life coach, and she asked: “What do you think Jacqui?”
The two people that I trust with guiding me left me to make that decision on my own.
I needed to be sure within myself.
So I asked myself these questions:
Do I have the courage? YES!!
Am I capable? YES! Am I supported? YES!
Am I ready to that that plunge? YES!
Two years later my shop is a huge success. It has become a community safe house where my clients come to self-care.
It is never the right time. You will never have enough money. You will not be in the perfect place but great moments are made through fear.
Happy Birthday Aphrodite! 🌹
Take your first time.
It might just surprise you!
Love and gratitude