10 Things Working in Cosmetics Taught Me

1. Routine is everything. 

Whether it’s a good skincare regimen or your tactic to prioritize, a routine is consistent in the best, most productive way possible.

2. Just because someone else is upset doesn’t mean you have to be. 

The most important thing I learned and quite frankly still struggle with was personalities. Don’t let yourself be the rain cloud. The most successful people are those who know how to be happy

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3. “Put on your lipstick and attack.” 

Straight from Coco Chanel herself. Need a confidence boost? Invest in a good lipstick and actually use it.

4. In the working world, people are everything. 

One of the things I am most proud of about my first job was the relationships I formed. From vendors, to my own team, to the facilities, maintenance and cleaning crew.

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5. You’re only as good as your team. 

Play on the strengths of those around you for the best result then dedicate time to learn how they got so good at what they do. If they want to learn from you, schedule time for their development, too.

6. More expensive skincare is totally worth it. 

I know I have blogged about La Mer about 290736 times. If you don’t believe me, visit Cindy at the La Mer counter at Crabtree for a 2 week sample. You’ll see results almost immediately.

7. Passion pays off. 

Even more than hard work does.

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8. When you’re comfortable, you aren’t learning. 

That’s when you know it’s time to start thinking about your next move. But…DON’T move if you don’t know almost all of it yet. That’s a missed opportunity.

9. Put yourself out there. 

Not just within your job description but beyond the boundaries. Acting as a co chair on Belk’s Women’s Leadership Network has provided me with just as many networking and development opportunities as my assistant buyer position did.

10. “We learn too much everyday to be satisfied with yesterday’s achievements.”

Stay humble. Stay kind. Being a good person is more important that being good at your job.

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