Chris-Tia Donaldson propelled her beauty business from the trunk of her car to the Inc. 5000, persevering through a breast cancer diagnosis to emerge as a powerful advocate for women.
Chris-Tia’s tips for leveraging challenge to build and improve:
- Lean in to your team. Trust reinvigorates accountability.
- Prioritize self-care.
- Be creative. Think about how you can turn a setback into an opportunity (e.g. press, speaking engagements, etc.). People love a comeback.
- Be an advocate for those imperiled by the injustice you see.
- Build emotional stamina. Running a business is like being on a roller coaster. You have to buckle up and enjoy the ride.
A self-confessed “workaholic,” Chris-Tia was unsure how her medical leave would impact her bottom line. She found the trust she placed in her team made TGIN a better company — with sales doubled.