Today I am inspired, I dont know why, but I am just stoked and feel like I have a ton of energy! Love getting up early on Saturdays and work hard as I feel like I get a head start on the new week! haha
In todays post I thought I would do a little self analyzing and let you know how I look at myself and what I think I am good at and what I need to work on!
In the Douchebag organization my main assignment is marketing and brand strategy, but I keep finding myself deep in the product development questions every day even if its not on my table. I would honestly say that analyzing things and figure out what works and what does not is my main strength as an entrepreneur. I spent 2 hours at the luggage department ot Harrods yesterday looking at every single pocket on every single bag. I think its the best place to find inspiration as a lot of these bag companies have bags in the 10-15 000€ range, so they have not kept any production costs in mind, they have just done what they wanted and priced the bag thereafter. I was however happy to see that there is a lot of things to be improved even on these bags, but some of the details they have are SICK! It really made me increase my standards for what Douchebags should be, but I need to find a way to produce it at a reasonable cost!
When I was walking around there I realized how lucky I am that I am able to work with something I truly love, I had looked through a million stores in London and nothing really excites me, but when I get to the luggage department I fire up and feel like I just entered a candy store!
I do think I am good at marketing as well, but I think that just as with product development my strength is to know what works and what feels right, I honestly think I am really good knowing how people will react to a certain message or picture. I have a lot to work to do when it comes to coming up with concepts and making them happen happen as i am very critical to most ideas and shoot them down way to often. But I of the opinion that no marketing is better than bad marketing. Its a bit weird how my brain works, no matter if I walk down a street and look at a sign or watch TV, my brain automatically analyzes everything which is a bit weird, but I think it teaches me a lot at the same time.
Kind of nice sometimes to sit down and analyze yourself, so now when I am done with that I should probably let go of the product side of things a bit more and get my marketing hat on!
Flying over to Sthlm this afternoon to meet up with Bakke and Fabian Wester who are both joining me and Janni to Bali on Tuesday, can't wait to get on that flight!