Everything I have ever really needed to learn, I learned through the power of mistakes or, to be fair, from making mistakes. Big or small, these mistakes are the reason I have learned what my true calling is and for that I am forever grateful. These slip-ups which, I must admit, at times did feel that it was game over, the end of the world.
We often call ourselves failures when we err in life, thinking it is the worst of situations, but, as Janet Fitch has so elegantly quoted, “The phoenix must burn to emerge”, so must we feel the burn of failure in order to emerge as successful. In my humble opinion it is far better to regret the things you did than the things you didn’t do. This is a motto I have lived by my entire life.
It was the freedom to blend and pair spices and flavors that cooking gave me, and the countless mistakes I made, thatopenned me up to the idea of applying similar concepts to cosmetics. In the process, my cooking drastically improved as well! *wink*
Of course, all of this would be impossible to achieve if I had given up after my first setback! Even if you fall, even if you stumble, get back up again and do your thing! The entire struggle is only making you better, stronger and helping you keep moving forward.
Success is only as near as you want it to be, so keep on trying till the end!
Until next time,
Lots of love,
But the passion for creating something wonderful urged me to take that first step, so I took a big breath and jumped into the deep waters. With a leap of faith that one night, I turned these notions into a real life product and without really realizing it, started the journey of Hermann cosmetics.
More people started getting involved and before I knew it my team comprised of some of the most brilliant and empathetic people I could ever wish for. Joining forces, we attempted to create this Cypriot brand, Hermann Gourmet Cosmetics.
As simple as it sounds, creating a brand name and reputation is no easy feat. It takes time, effort, teamwork and commitment to build something beautiful. The key is to never give up in what you truly believe in, success will ultimately follow. There were people who tried to dissuade and discourage me, that I was kind of crazy trying to create a brand right in the middle of a terrible economical crisis. But again I took an even deeper breath and blocked out those voices and listened to my instincts to move forward with my dreams.
Overwhelmed, I nearly dropped the phone and just then heard that our new eye cream, Bee Eye had been voted by beauty bloggers in Germany as a product of the year! Words cannot describe my gratitude, truth be told, I feel like so many people have worked hard to make this happen, from developing the ancient recipe to combining the natural ingredients with innovative technology. From flowers of Cyprus inspired illustrations to graphics, printing, and every other department, Hermann Cosmetics is a combination of the efforts of its entire team!
I look forward to sharing more great news of the Hermann cosmetics story.
Wishing you all a great day and sending positive vibes your way.