Last week we look at a interview with several business women including Bobbi Brown. I wanted to give you further insight into Bobbie as a mom and entreprereneur.
Bobbi Brown’s business tips.
In another post I shared an interview with Bobbi Brown, Arianna Huffington and Tina Brown. Now we are going to take a closer look at Bobbi Brown.
Bobbi is the founder and CEO of Bobbi Brown Cosmetics.
Her products are sold many places including one of my favorite sites QVC.
Here’s what Wikipedia says about Bobbi Brown:
Born to a Jewish family in Chicago, Illinois, Brown graduated from Emerson College in Boston with a degree in theatrical makeup. Afterwards, she moved to New York City to work as a professional makeup artist. In 1991, she and a chemist released a line of new lipsticks under the brand Bobbi Brown Essentials, which debuted at Bergdorf Goodman in New York City. Today, the line is available at few fine retailers such as Lord & Taylor. The success of that makeup line led Estee Lauder to buy the company in 1995.
In addition to creating cover looks for magazines and make-up for fashion shows, Brown is the exclusive beauty editor of The Today Show and a frequent guest on the E! and Style channels. She is the author of Bobbi Brown Beauty, Bobbi Brown Makeup Manual, Bobbi Brown Teenage Beauty, Beauty Rules and Bobbi Brown Beauty Evolution. On 2006-10-24, Brown joined the Emerson College Board of Trustees.
Brown is partners with a charity called Dress for Success where she gives underprivileged women attractive clothes to wear to job interviews. Also, the women receive the basic makeup by Bobbi Brown Essentials. When they receive the makeup, they get their makeup done by volunteer Bobbi Brown makeup artists.
I think it’s wonderful that she has partnered with the charity Dress For Success. It’s so important for women to be able to make that great first impression. Having the right clothes for an interview will make these women feel more empowered and confident.
Recently I found an interview that was done with Bobbi on what business tips she could give. Below is what she had to say.
- Follow your dreams and passions. Have a vision of where you want to see yourself and figure out a course to take you there.
- Don’t take no for an answer. If one door closes, look for a back door or a side door.
- Have long term goals – and mini goals. Don’t get overwhelmed – it won’t happen overnight. Always have a plan and re-evaluate it regularly.
- Work on your craft, network, and always be nice. Hard work and niceness come back to you.
- Do things with integrity and always look people in the eye when you talk to them.
- Hire people who are great at what they do and let them do it. Don’t micromanage. It’s important to learn how to delegate.
- Listen to your heart – not always to your head. Instinct always leads us in the right direction.
- Prioritize and balance between the details and the big picture. Take moments to step back to clear and refocus your perspective.
- Take care of your personal well being – exercise, don’t smoke and drink lots of water.
- And finally, remember this: life is not a dress rehearsal, so do it 100 percent.
I watched a video interview where Bobbi Brown mentioned she was told she’d never make it. Why? Her style was the “natural” look and according to this person that was not what women were looking for.
Obviously they were wrong.
Here’s a great video I found. Listen to what she says about being a mom and an entrepreneur.
Bobbi took her own advice, listened to her heart and look where she is today!
What tips did you find helpful that Bobbi shared?
Leave your thoughts and comments below.
Be Savvy and Successful!
Toni Nelson – Author, Online Visibility Strategist, Award winning Videographer and Photographer