Magazine article Management Today

Decisions: Marcia Kilgore - Soap & Glory and FitFlop

Magazine article Management Today

Decisions: Marcia Kilgore - Soap & Glory and FitFlop

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Health and beauty entrepreneur, Founder of Bliss Spa

MY BEST ...

Was selling the last shares in Bliss when I was going to have a baby, because when I'm on my deathbed, I don't want to regret not having spent time with my young child. Prioritising and accepting the sacrifices is something I'm pretty good at.

Whenever you read articles about what people would have done differently, they always wish they'd spent more time with their children when they were young. I didn't want to make that mistake, and, with Bliss, it had got to the point where I could do the job with my eyes closed: it wasn't a challenge any more. It was now part of a bigger company and I was having to justify my decisions all day long. I found it really boring and I knew that other people could do it as well as I could, because they were still excited by that everyday stuff. I did consultancy for them for a year.

It was the best decision, because you only get that time once. Now I'm back in the office every day, I'm sad that I don't see my son all the time, but I know that I like to keep my brain stimulated.

MY WORST ...

The problem I've always had is that I hire someone and I compromise too much to meet their demands. …

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