First take a deep breath.  I know the business of fashion is hard and accomplishing anything work during the holidays is super challenging.

Now, say this with me: We’re all right where we should be. Now, this doesn’t mean that you have achieved your full potential, can’t rise higher or are even stuck. Bruno Mars, along with Eminem uses “Lighters” to explain that life is a journey.

It can be hard, especially in the cut-throat business of fashion.  There will be negativity, haters, envious people and even well meaning people who just don’t get it who would rather tell you no than help you figure out how to get to yes.


Listen to that voice in your head, that feeling in your stomach which makes you just know, deep down in your soul that your dream is valid, you have the ability and passion to accomplish it.

As Eminem explains, draw your strength and resolve from obstacles and set-backs:

Or was it, cause them bitches wrote him off…..
Now let these words be like a switch blade to a haters rib cage
And let it be known from this day forward
I wanna just say thanks cause your hate is what gave me the strength
And believe me, I am talking from experience.  It has been a hell of a challenging year, but you just got to buckle down, focus, keep your eyes on your dream and keep it moving.

Bruno explains this better than me:

You and I know what it’s like to be kicked down
Forced to fight
But tonight we’re alright
So hold up your lights
Let it shine

Just in case you are as tired as me, I want to make sure you see that Bruno’s “lighter” is his dream.  What’s your lighter?

Do you want to be successful Fashion Brand?  Have you found your niche or defined your target customer?  How will you shine? What steps will you take to make your dream a reality?

And in those dark moments of self-doubt, pity or even unfair treatment, know you have my support, and that of the Fashion Law movement behind you.