As 2015 comes to an end, it is the perfect time to reflect on the last 12 months. This past year has been pretty busy one, and seemed to go in an instant. I had so many incredible opportunities and dreams come to life in 2015, and have spent some time thinking about all the lessons I’ve learned. We are not only a new year starting in just a couple of days, but 2016 is also the year when I go my 20 back.
With that said, here are five of the most important lessons I learned in 2015 …
Patience pays off
‘ve had some projects last year in which worked for months and months. I’m not going to lie, when you’re so excited about something that designed or created, it is difficult to wait many months for the world to see. With my Collection LC Lauren Conrad Track , the design team started designing Kohl and the line at the beginning of the year … and we had to wait until September to debut in New York looks Week Fashion. But let me tell you, it was worth the wait. Showing a collection at Fashion Weeks has been a dream of mine since I was a child, and see my designs walking down the runway in September was a very special moment for me. While everyone wanted to see the collection when it was designed, patience paid off when all you have to do each piece down that track.
Commitment is key
This year William and I celebrated our first wedding anniversary . And if there’s one thing I’ve learned over our more year of marriage, it is that the incriminating is crucial. I also learned how much I love being married and I have the luck that I found my husband. But there are some things you have to recognize when it’s not just about you anymore. And this applies not only to marriage either. I pledge daily either in my relationships with family and friends or my business. Be open and willing to work with someone to make sure they are happy once is a great quality in any kind of partner mind.
Collaborate, do not compete
I’ve been learning this in recent years, but has become very clear to me from 2015. with all my businesses, I am of the mindset that there is room for everyone. I love collaborating with like-minded companies, brands and people. I feel I can create amazing results, and build lasting friendships this way. With The small market , our whole business is based on collaboration: We partner with artisan groups around the world to sell their handmade products so they can support their families. In LaurenConrad.com, we partner with our favorite bloggers bakers catering and brands to create beautiful, original content for all of you. Not to mention Shop for holiday gifts , where Book Crown and The small market associated with Gray Malin Ariel Gordon jewelry Ilia beauty and sugar paper to create the last day pop-up tent party. I have not only gained many new friends through these collaborations, but I also learned that there is enough room for all of us to succeed … and supporting each other is the best way to make this happen.
Who you surround yourself Affairs
I feel very fortunate to be surrounded by people I have in my life. My family my friends my team, I found people I love and trust. And when you surround yourself with people who support and are positive influences, which makes all the difference. I have the privilege of working with some of my best friends, who do not feel like work at all. I encourage you all to take stock where it really matters to you, which supports you no matter what, and that makes you happy. It will show people how much they mean to you, and spend as much time with them as possible. Life is too short to settle for less.
Returning is All
I have been very fortunate in my life, so I’m very grateful. I am also aware that there are many, many people who need a helping hand. And there’s nothing that makes me happier than to be able to give back. Whether women we work through The small market Crafting with children in Children’s Hospital Los Angeles or make lunch for the ladies in the early Downtown Women refuge, giving a hand is one of my priorities. It really brings me so much happiness to help the needy.
Now I would love to hear from you …
What are the most important lessons you learned in 2015?
Also, I just wanted to say thank each and every one of you who comes to LaurenConrad.com and read our blog. I feel very fortunate that the community we have built here, and love to chat with you every day. You’re the best!