6 Lessons from Vietnam on Entrepreneurship and Life

6 Lessons from Vietnam on Entrepreneurship and Life

Across an ocean, across the supply chain, we piled into small workshops and lush courtyards to watch some of our favorite pieces come to life. In the Artisans, and on noisy streets and quiet beaches with friends, I encountered wisdom I want to emulate in my own business and life, and share with those I coach. And as our Artisan business partners commit so fiercely to their work, I’m compelled to step up in mine so that together we can grow this movement. I hope these six takeaways will inspire you along your own path too...

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What Hanoi motorbikes taught me about goals

Sometimes we have to “go scared” and stay focused on a path toward our goal, anticipating but not panicking at the noise, dangers, or setbacks that make us think maybe we're doing it all wrong. We have to learn from others. And we have to believe that a well-planned path to a worthy goal is worthwhile even if it's scary. See what I learned, while traveling to Vietnam with Noonday Collection, about boldness and guts in entrepreneurship and life.

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Handmade in Vietnam: Calypso Earrings

Handmade in Vietnam: Calypso Earrings

The making of Noonday’s Calypso Earrings: these airy, lightweight statement earrings are handmade in Vietnam from ethically sourced, recycled water buffalo horn. Shop the style, explore behind the scenes of their creation, and learn how fair trade is helping this 800-year-old crafting tradition continue to provide dignified jobs in Vietnam. Want to support ethical businesses and travel to see artisan work first-hand? Join my team at juliegodshall.com/join-my-team.

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Ethical Business at 30,000 Feet

Ethical Business at 30,000 Feet

Next time you’re traveling, snag some snacks and other goodies from ethical brands. B Corps, or Benefit Corporations, are companies with proven adherence to high standards of social and environmental justice, and the list of B Corps includes some of my favorite brands, like Warby Parker, Dansko, Patagonia, Beauty Counter, Dang, Numi, and of course Noonday. When business is done right, it has immense power to change the world. Read all about the snacks and comfort items that helped me survive flights to Vietnam and back!

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