How a Florist Designed A Life With No Regrets – Emma Elizabeth Bates



How can you create a life with no regrets? Emma Elizabeth Bates, floral designer at Steelcut Flower Co. was stuck at an architecture firm, worrying that life was passing her by and she would never have the chance to add beauty to the world. She shares how she heeded the signs of her wakeup call, why you don’t always have to start from scratch, how to make the transition from your day job when not everyone supports your vision, and how to keep stepping forward through the fear. 

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  1. Surround yourself with the people who believe in you, even when you don’t believe in yourself.

  2. If not now, then when? Don’t live with regrets.

  3. Put one foot in front of the other.

  4. Do it scared. Do it before you’re ready.

  5. Just start.

  6. You don’t have to build from scratch. Get in the trenches with someone who is already doing what you want to do.

  7. Give back to the world in a beautiful way.

  8. Put yourself in your customers’ shoes. Give them the treatment and care that you would want.

  9. Carve out any time you can to work on your passion. That little moment will give you incredible energy to keep going. You just have to put the keys in the ignition first.


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