Ready For 2019

Harriet Gilpin

Posted on January 10 2019

Ready For 2019

We're a little over a week into 2019 and the Hattie Banks team just wanted to stop by and say thank you to everyone who showed support to Hattie Banks in 2018. And...Happy New Year! We've got lots in store for you in 2019, starting with a New Years interview with Founder and Creator, Hattie Gilpin. Keep reading to learn more about her, the business and the brand's future. 

When you look back at your success in 2018, what comes to mind?

A: I’m so incredibly grateful for 2018. If I had to use only one word to describe how I feel…WOAH.

What if your favorite memory of working on Hattie Banks in 2018? 

A: Shooting my first campaign, it was such an accomplishment and really brought all of my work life. 

What’s the best way to start the day? 

A: With a cup of coffee and a great work out. 

What are your new years resolutions? Personal and Professional? 

A: Personal: To try new things, always say yes and to always put myself in uncomfortable situations. I have always thought in order to be successful in every aspect of life you need to be okay with being uncomfortable so I really want to practice that. 

Professional: To continue to design pieces that are apart of my every day life for my customers never take off and I’m also ready to grow the Hattie Banks team. 

What is coming in 2019 for Hattie Banks? 

A: Well. We’ve got new jewelry coming, as I’m sure you would have guessed, but we also have something else exciting in the works. Only hint: it’s in the fashion industry. 

Where do you go for inspiration? Books? Podcasts?

A: I am a huge podcaster. I listen to at least two a day, Create & Cultivate's WORKPARTY and The Tim Ferriss Show are my current go-to’s.

What are you most looking forward to in the next year? 

A: As scary as it seems, I love the idea of being put in uncomfortable situations and trying new things as often as possible. I feel like the new life experiences will take my jewelry down a new path I may not have known before stepping out of my comfort zone. 

Best advice you were ever given?

A: Stay in your lane, there’s a reason why racehorses race with blinders on. 

What keeps you up at night?

A: New ideas! I’m constantly thinking about new ventures and things I’d love to do. Many of what come to mind are great to try, but there are also plenty of comical ideas that pop up too. I have always been a dreamer and I believe in the saying: where there’s a will, there’s a way. 

Is there anything you’d like to start doing differently in 2019?

A: After a hard day at work, Nick and I sit outside with a glass of wine…sometimes two ;) and reflect on the day. I find it so important and helpful to talk it out, both good and the bad.

But moving forward, something I want to incorporate is having an “oops moment” each day, or whenever necessary. Sarah Blakely, the founder of Spanx, believes in and once I heard her talk about It on a podcast, I was inspired. For those of you who don’t know, Oops Parties are monthly - at least at Spanx HQ - where each employee says how they failed. It encourages them to break out of their comfort zone and take responsibility. Like I mentioned earlier, owning these characteristics are part of how a business can grow and new paths can be made. 

So whether it’s finally learning to skateboard or making a few silly mistakes that turn into new paths, I’ll be celebrating small, large, good and bad this year. And, I’ll be sure to update you along the way :) 

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Looking forward to another wonderful year. xo

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