There’s a certain amount of craftsmanship in buying and selling things.
When I got my first big paycheck, I got an idea.
“I’ll buy a few pairs of bath robes and make some clothes that look like they’re made from bath robes,” I said to my father.
“That’ll make me look like I’m a professional.”
For years, my father had bought and sold bath robes.
I would sit in his living room and tell him about the latest trends, then he would say, “Well, what about you?”
I would tell him, “I don’t care, I’ll do this.”
And then I’d go buy the robe I wanted and send it to him.
But it wasn’t always that simple.
For the most part, it was easier to just say, you know, “Here, I want to make this dress that I want, but I can’t find any cheap ones.”
And he’d just say: “Oh, well, I don’t have any.
I’ll have to give it to someone else.”
Or, “No, I can do that.”
That’s when it started to get really hard.
I realized I was spending so much time thinking about how to make it look cheap.
“The best way to make cheap clothes is to not make them,” my father would tell me.
I decided to learn how to do it.
I bought a few cheap bath robes for $10 and sent them out.
One of them looked so good, I sent it to a friend who was on vacation.
And it was amazing.
The bath robe I had was so beautiful.
The fit and the design were so good.
And then the next day, my friend got a call from the clothing store saying, “You’ve just made $10 million!”
And he was very upset.
“It’s not worth it,” he said.
“How could you make that dress?
You should have made more money!”
But I had another idea.
So I went back to the store, bought some more robes and sent those to my friend.
Then I decided that I would go on vacation in my bathrobe.
“If I want that to look like a $1,000 outfit, I’m going to have to buy another $1.5 million worth of stuff,” I thought.
I was like, this isn’t worth it.
And that’s when I realized how easy it was to just go buy cheap stuff.
I spent $2 million on clothes in the last year.
And even though I had a great idea, I didn’t realize how easy my life would be to make the same clothes.
That’s what I’ve been working on over the last couple of years.
How do I make my life easier and get better at it?
And I started to realize, if I want it to look cheap, I have to do more than just buy it.
So here’s my journey: I bought the robes to dress up a friend, to go on a business trip, and to take her on a tour of Europe.
So what was I doing?
I bought cheap robes to go to a vacation.
I used my savings and used them on clothes.
I had bought cheap clothes and sent out them.
But the thing is, I wasn’t really thinking about what I wanted them to look good.
I just bought a robe and sent it out.
Then when I got home, I realized, what was the real deal?
Why did I buy so much stuff?
How could I sell this robe?
That’s why I started doing it.
But I’m still a beginner at this, so I still need to get better.
The problem is, it’s a constant learning curve.
You learn how a robe looks, how to tie it, how the fabric is made, how it fits, how you can adjust the fit, and all of that stuff.
But when you make it, you’re making it for yourself, not the clothes.
So how do you become a better entrepreneur?
It takes a lot of hard work.
I’ve tried to create a list of things that are worth more than $10 in order to get me started.
The top 10 are all things I’ve done and still do, like: I’m now a fashion designer, and I’m selling my own clothes.
And I’m teaching myself to sew, and designing custom clothes for weddings.
I’m designing bath robes, so that I can sell my own line.
I also design a fashion label, so people can go to my website and buy my products.
I have a website, and a fashion magazine, which I sell.
I do a lot more than I originally thought I could do, but still have time for when I can work on something more important.
I am currently selling my entire collection of handmade items, and that is a very big deal for me.
It’s worth more to me