Ah resilience, it’s an essential characteristic and also a practice! My mother always emphasized “stick to it-ness” when I was a kid, and she meant that one needs to “stick to it” in order to see results. This discussion came up when I was doing dance as a kid, and faced challenges with learning techniques and routines. Also this came up with studying for exams and writing college essays. So early memories of developing this quality laid the ground for this in my professional and entrepreneurial career. When faced with uncertainly, I make lists of previous challenges I overcame in the past. And the helps me remember how much power I have to “stick to it”, and what rewards have results because of this.
When Amy Tan, author of best seller The Joy Luck Club writes an review of Babos:
These were instantly comfortable the first time I put them on. A friend said that in the slipper style , the shoes looks very elegant. The soft leather and bottom of the shoe makes it great for long walks. And the lightness of the shoe makes them ideal for packing because space in carry-on only luggage is limited. In short, these shoes with its convertible styles are my choice for an upcoming stay in NYC and Paris. They’ll be perfect for a dressy reception and dinner, long 6 - 10 mile walks across the city and through parks, and informal occasions in casual clothes.
Babos is Booth 72 at West Coast Craft Los Angeles
Saturday, October 15, from 10am to 4pm
North Lot Row DTLA, 777 S. Alameda St, Los Angeles, CA 90021
Free entry and pets are welcome. . Parking is free for the first two hours.
What are the top tips you'd give to anyone looking to start, run and grow a business today?
- START: Just start! Try putting your product or service “out there” and learn from the reaction.
- RUN: Learn from your sales- why did they purchase, what appealed to them and how can you replicate that?
- GROW: invest in what can generate more revenue, be it products or systems. Keep your brain fresh to find new opportunists, and delegate or outsource tasks that take you away from that mindset.
Inspired by the traditional “genie” babouche slipper, and evolved for comfort with a bouncy, treaded outsole. An absolute joy to wear, and good for the sole. See the entire lookbook here:
Announcing our new name “Babos”! Our unique shoe design is an evolution of a traditional “babouche” slipper, into a modern and elegant sneaker.
We still love and embrace the Vision Quest. And the power of taking mindful and active steps on the journey.
“Babos” is a shorter, cuter and simpler brand name.
You can also provide a foot tracing and send it to us for a consultation. Download our FOOT TRACING TEMPLATE PDF here.
The French word “babouche” describes a flat Moroccan slipper so soft that you can flatten part that would cover your heel, and wear it under your feet. Deeper research reveals the word is Persian in origin, from “Papush”, Persian پاپوش with the “pa” referring to “foot”.
I don’t believe one needs to write a business plan in the traditional sense. Unless someone, an investor perhaps, has asked for one. And even the most important thing to know is the break even number, when your business will break even against the initial investment, and how many sales, or how much revenue is needed to break even. Read more here.