“Let us be grateful to the people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.” – Marcel Proust
If you’re new to the Abby Young Styling blog, welcome! I’m Abby Young, professional wardrobe stylist and CEO of Abby Young Styling. I lead a team that aims to equip clients with the necessary tools to feel beautiful, confident, and have a positive self-image. I wanted to take a moment today to share the key to my successes as an entrepreneur so far. Come behind the scenes with me, and read on to find out how I continue to perform at such a high level.
Embrace the fact that you can’t do everything.
You might be thinking, ‘what? But I have all these hats to wear! I have to do everything and be everywhere, all at once.’ I’ve been there. The entrepreneurial life, especially in the early years, absolutely demands the most from you. What I came to find out is that no one person is capable of doing everything: but it’s when people come together that an almost magical synergy can occur. It’s absolutely essential to recognize what lies outside of your abilities or capacity, and learn to outsource what isn’t your zone of genius. Not only will this give you more bandwidth to accomplish your high priority tasks, your support network can also drive you forward with their energy, positivity, and refreshing ideas that you had never thought of before.
To my fellow entrepreneurs: be open to any networking opportunities that come your way.
I know the feeling of not having enough hours in a day to do everything you want to do. During the busier seasons, every minute counts! Before you pass up on an unpaid collaborative opportunity or event, consider that there is a world of people that don’t know your name and talent yet, and that you have no idea who the people at the event might know. It takes diligent marketing, persistence with the quality of your work, and that one client to help take you to the stars.
Having “made it” is to reflect on your successes, to continue to make it, and to see others make it too.
I am so proud of how far Abby Young Styling has come. I now have a team of three assistants that help me serve more and more clients and push me to reach new heights every day. I’ve been blessed with a network of business coaches, creatives, and healthcare professionals that help me take care of everything non-styling related.
To all of you reading this, thank you! We are so grateful for your support, for visiting our website and being ongoing blog readers. A very special thank you to the following people who make it all possible — my successes are your successes, and I am so grateful to have you in my life.
Rebecca Cafiero | Business Coach | The Pitch Club
Rebecca Cafiero is an International Forbes Business & PR strategist, TEDx Speaker and top ranked podcast host, and two-time Best-selling Author.
As the Founder + CEO of the Pitch Club, a for women, by women company, Rebecca works with hundreds of female entrepreneurs to increase their credibility, visibility and profitability in business. Her PR team consists of Katie Passarello & Marisa Sachau, who support Pitch Club members with business pitches and marketing management.
Emily Kim | Branding Photographer & Coach | Emily Kim Co.
Emily Kim is a Branding Photographer, Business Strategist, and Operations Coach for Creatives. Emily and her lead Bay Area Photographer & Videographer Emily Sooy work closely with coaches, authors, speakers, & entrepreneurs to create photos and videos that elevates brands to the next level. Emily takes her clients’ work a step further with business coaching for creative photographers, stylists, and makeup artists.
Elise Cruz | Copywriter
Elise Cruz is an online business Designer, Builder and Integrator. Drawing from her experience in copywriting, consulting, and brand building, Elise equips entrepreneurs, solopreneurs, and small business owners with the tools they need to share their message in a way that actually converts and people love.
Lisa Whalen | Creative Photographer
Lisa Whalen is a Creative Brand and Fashion Photographer. Her whimsical-realism-photography-style brings out the personality of her subjects, and evokes key brand messages through her visual storytelling.
Bernadette Marciniak | Solhaus Media | Videographer
Bernadette Marciniak is the Founder, Principal Videographer, & Photographer at Solhaus Media. Her extraordinary visuals aim to turn her clients’ dreams and messages into powerful content that elevates their image, amplifies their message, and maximizes their brand’s impact.
Monina Wright | Moderne Beauty & Aesthetics | Makeup & Hair Artist & Esthetician
Monina Wright is a Boudoir and Branding Hair & Makeup Artist, Esthetician, and Wax Specialist. Using high quality skincare and high pigment Custom Blend makeup, her products serve as healthier options than traditional high end makeup brands.
Michelle Montes | Makeup & Hair Artist
Michelle Montes is an internationally acclaimed Makeup Artist and Licensed Cosmetologist with a unique eye for color and skillful application. Her experience ranges from runways, photoshoots, commercials, movie sets, weddings, designer collaboration, teaching makeup classes, and having previously worked extensively with the royal families in India.
Velia Ramson | Hair Color & Cut Specialist | Velia Beauty Co.
Velia Ramson is a Color Specialist, Hair Product Expert, and Founder of Velia Beauty Co., a hair care line made using weightless, cruelty-free, natural minerals and plant proteins created to deliver nutritional benefits to all hair types.
Jen Vazquez | Pinterest Marketing Coach | Jen Vazquez Media
Jen Vazquez is a Pinterest Marketing Coach, helping female service providers use Pinterest to book more clients and increase their income and impact using her proven, signature Pinterest Marketing Method. Jen has been acknowledged by Pinterest and Tailwind respectively as a Pinterest Pioneer and Tailwind Pinterest Expert.
Lia Garvin | Team Operations Consultant
Lia Garvin is a Team Operations Consultant, Best-selling Author, Podcast Host, and Founder of The Workplace Reframe organizational strategy firm. With her experience leading team operations at large-scale companies, Lia equips innovative organizations of any size and industry with the tools to cultivate inclusive, motivated, high performing teams resulting in higher retention, more efficiency, and better business results.
Alejandra Marqués | Productivity & Business Strategist
Alejandra Marqués is a Productivity & Business Strategist and Best-selling Author who aims to empower others by creating a non-judgemental space for clients to shed old, limiting beliefs and step into the version of themselves that takes complete ownership over their time.
Tracey O’Malley | Enneagram Coach
Tracey O’Malley is an Enneagram Coach, Leadership Coach, and Podcast Host who guides leaders and teams towards effortless communication and productivity through a combination of the Enneagram framework along with her unique performance coaching style.
Nicole Laino | Human Design Coach
Nicole Laino is a Human Design Coach; combining the Hindu Chakra System, The Kabbalah Tree of Life, Western Astrology, the Chinese l’Ching, and Astrophysics, Nicole helps entrepreneurs and ambitious women harness their feminine energy and break free from subconscious patterns of perfectionism and over-analyzing so they can sell and serve at their highest level – without the burn out.
Jessica LaMarre | Spiritual Scholar | Love Personal Growth
Jessica LaMarre is a Spiritual Scholar, Healer, and Best-selling Author. Jessica teaches conscious, high-achieving women how to awaken to their soul’s purpose and infuse spirit in their business, relationships, and daily life to live intuitively aligned.
Daisy Mack | Breathwork, Soundbowl & Stress Management Expert | Spiritual Mixtape
Daisy Mack is a Breathwork and Stress Management Expert, Certified Integrative Nutrition Health Coach and Yoga Teacher. Her custom approach blends breathwork and stress management techniques to help her clients create harmony in their lives and find their unique spiritual rhythm.
Alessandra Caprice | Money Breathwork Coach | Alessandra Caprice Coaching
Alessandra Caprice is a Breathwork Coach, Keynote Speaker, and Best-selling Author. Using her signature Money Breathwork method, a holistic approach to financial and spiritual freedom, Alessandra’s programs aim to heal, deepen, and expand her clients’ relationship with money.
Michelle Joy King | Breathwork, Personal & Professional Development Coach
Michelle Joy King is a Personal & Professional Development Coach, Speaker, and Best-selling Author. Michelle aims to teach others how to harness, navigate, and create impactful change that leads to true fulfillment and freedom that lights up the mind and soothes the soul.
Kate De Palma | Candlemaker | Scented Designs Candle Co.
Kate De Palma is the Founder & CEO of Scented Designs, a small-batch soy wax candle company, generously scented with phthalate-free, paraffin-free, and lead-free fragrance oils. Her candles make for perfect client and employee gifts from business owners looking to make a lasting impact.
Dr. Anjali Agrawal | Chiropractor | Back in Balance Health
Dr. Anjali Agrawal is Chiropractor, Functional Nutritionist, and Craniosacral Therapist. Dr. Anjali uses Chiropractic and Nutrition to provide a holistic approach to health care, with a focus on pediatric care and women’s health care. Her methods combine gentle hands-on-technique with physiotherapy procedures and vitamin and mineral supplements.
Heather Morse | Personal Trainer | Good Habit Fitness
Heather Morse is the Owner of Good Habit Fitness LLC, a Certified Personal Trainer, and Certified Health Coach. Heather aims to empower others to thrive in their body and to embody strength and confidence with consistency and the right tools.
Amanda Malkin | Integrative Nutritionist | Amanda Malkin Health
Amanda Malkin is a Certified Integrative Nutrition Holistic Health Coach who helps high-performing women reduce bloat and tummy troubles, incorporate balanced eating, and boost their energy levels. With special attention on gut health and food freedom, Amanda guides her clients to identify digestive triggers so they can create a sustainable lifestyle that is inspired but not controlled by health.
Ali Fiorella | Integrative Nutritionist
Ali Fiorella is a certified Integrative Nutrition Health Coach who empowers driven women to prioritize their health and understand their bodies in order to feel more energized, elevate mood, & gain confidence in making the right decisions for their health. By focusing on gut health, Ali helps others navigate through their own personal health struggles and find creative solutions that improve their health and their lives.
Nina Tran | Tailor | The Tailor Maid
Nina Tran is Store Manager and Lead Tailor at The Tailor Maid. Nina aims to bring professionalism, consistency, and creativity to the alterations business, offering custom-made clothing, in-home tailoring services, and clothing alterations.
Vogue Cleaners | Dry Cleaner
Vogue Cleaners offer dry cleaning services for shirts, delicate blouses, pants, dresses, suits, jackets, and other specialty garments. They take the time to press their clients’ items to perfection before returning them.
Happy Thanksgiving, everyone! Until next time, hold your loved ones close and remember to show your community some love this holiday season. If you’ve been seeking support in any sector of your business or personal life, I could not recommend any of these specialists more. They have all made such a strong, positive impact on me, and I can’t wait for you to witness their talents.
Until next time, happy shopping! Check out Integrative Nutritionist Ali Fiorella’s 2023 Holiday Wellness Gift Guide for some feel-good gift ideas.