A 100 day blog of the journey of Peony & Magnolia
Alice, the founder of Peony and Magnolia, jumped in, feet first to setting the company up in September 2019. The opportunity presented itself as the company she worked for went into Administration and instead of finding, just another job, she decided to change her lifestyle and work for herself. With the core skill of HR behind her and a real love of working with leaders, it made sense to combine flexible working and do something she has a passion for; People.
Alice used the summer months to network and talk to people she knew could advise her. She wanted to hear from experienced freelancers, people who have built careers and businesses around doing what they love and she listened, drank up the knowledge and took the time to form a plan. The thinking space turned out to be invaluable as it allowed the time to answer the questions which were spinning around and form a proper plan.
In that plan was a 100 day blog. The inspiration from a personal 100 happy days challenge she had completed a few years ago, the idea to find something good in every day. This new journey was focused on the steps of setting up a new company, giving some insights into the every day and was timed to cover the last 100 days of 2019. The idea was to be honest, open and give snippets of how the company works and demonstrate the core values which the company will grow from.