What is the number one skill you need to succeed as a start-up business in 2021? Focus. Moving in a straight line towards your goals and not giving your attention to any thought or distraction…
Agne Svitinskaite has been moving in a straight line with her permanent makeup business since she launched her first academy in London of 2015 called Agnes Permanent®. Agne and her team are a community of highly respected permanent makeup artists that certify and train grand masters of the industry, but it was not always smooth sailing.
Nothing Worth Having Comes Free…
When you are in business you can not stop, or the business will stop with you.
Agne said, “It wasn’t easy, even today I can’t relax and not think about my business for a day, because once I am relaxing someone might take my place any time. I constantly have to improve my skills so that people would be interested in following my example. Also, I understand that competing with others is not the most important thing in this industry, so I have to close my eyes and move towards my goals. It is also important to quit talking and start doing. The Pandemic gave me a lot of time to understand what I can do differently in this industry and what I can do more,” said Agne.
Running a successful brand is an obsession, and the truth is 95% of businesses fail in the first 5 years. Moving in a straight line towards your goals needs to be an obsession and for Agne her business can not escape her mind even today. The constant need to improve does not come free, but is required for an entrepreneur and innovator impact so many people in the permanent makeup space.
“Everything depends how hard working you are, as no one gives anything for nothing.”
The Secret To Agnes Permanent® Success
Everyone wants to know the magic formula for success and rightly so. Everyone has a different formula for success, but Agne’s secret to success is that…
“In my opinion you need to work hard because there is no shortcut to success. People don’t get something for free, so if you want to be successful, you would need to put in the efforts. You need to put in the hard work required to get things done. Also, passion can really help you a lot in achieving your dreams. Make sure that you put in the best efforts for the task at hand. Working on something with full passion will give you contentment of working and trying really hard for it from your end. Also, giving your best would encourage you to do the task at hand better and would fill you with a sense of confidence”— she said.
After building up a successful clientele of London influencers and Lithuanian celebrities, then launching world famous Permanent Makeup training academies, Agne firmly believes the secret formula is hard work and mastering your craft by giving your best efforts. You put in what you get out and to continue to grow you need to have an open mind and work with passion giving every day your best. That confidence from putting in the hours to learn a skill carries with you in all you do.
Agne also emphasizes the importance of family for entrepreneurs and how building out your routine helps develop good habits and structure for entrepreneurship. “As I am not only an entrepreneur, but also a mother, so my daily routine is not only my business, but also my family as well. In my opinion family gives a routine in our life and rules, but that is what I like about it, because I like to plan everything and to know every step by step. Also, routines help you prioritize what’s important. When you schedule your day a certain way or work hard to build specific habits. Routines and habits force you to think hard about your priorities and make choices.” While many struggle running a business and raising a family at the same time, Agne firmly believes it makes her stronger, providing routine, which enforces daily habits, and brings purpose. Managing a business and a family is not an easy task, but if done successfully it is a powerful force to be reckoned with.
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