be a go-getter.

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so. why did i start jay-elle.com?

a. for the love of everything beauty and fashion and
b. because I’m a go-getter.

nothing in life is free. hate to rain on your parade, but it’s absolutely true! if you want something, there is a value for it whether you realize it or not.

thus far, i’ve realized that my success depends on where i spend my time, focus, and energy. i’ve run a successful (spa) business in NYC for ten years, and not by having it handed to me on a silver platter:

i started as a technician, while multi-tasking as a manager. (started from the bottom now we’re here 🙄) i learned the business inside and out. after hurricane sandy, i rebuilt and reformed the business after we lost it all. i became my own HR, accountant, planner, handyman, and anything else you could think of. the seventy hour work weeks were paying off, and it just simply felt amazing to see the business grow.

after being fulfilled by the growth of the spa, i knew i was ready to move on to the next “dream.” i wanted to live the dream of having my own clothing boutique. i also wanted to live the dream of being a professional blogger. so i told myself, if i want it, i’m the only person who can make it happen. and here i am, investing in myself.

at the end of the day, it comes down to this: if you want something, you have to go and get it.

your dreams aren’t going to chase themselves, and God is most definitely not going to deliver them to you in a FedEx box.

go. get. it. (whatever it is!)