We all have days when we wake up and things just aren’t happening the way we want. That’s when need to remember that things will always get better. There are times when people disappoint us and let us down, but those are the times when you must remind yourself to trust your own judgments and opinions – to keep your life focused on believing in yourself.
There will be challenges to face and changes to make in our lives. That is the process of life – ever changing and evolving. Remembering this is key. It also reminds us to keep on our path and headed in the right direction. It is not always easy. But in those times of struggle, you will find a stronger sense of who you are and what direction you want to go. Because all of this is what makes us who we are and helps us to define our goals.
Kat Merrick made her mark in the apparel world as an innovative leader and founder of Surf Chick Inc. With over 25 years of extensive experience managing worldwide capacity apparel facilities, companies and product, her superior leadership skills, practiced in directing cross-functional global teams to design, brand, source develop and marketing won her world-wide recognition and awards. She is considered an expert in the areas of trend studies, brand building and marketing. At 23 years old she opened her first successful retail business in the Ventura County, Since then Kat has owned and operated several very successful retail and wholesale operations and assisted numerous multi category small business´s achieve success. Highly respect by many local small business owners, growers, artists and locals. She is has been tagged as "the Shop Local girl". Kats extensive travels, strong business knowledge and desire to make a positive impact locally helped inspire her to create Totally Local VC. A Ventura County resident since 1978, single mother of two and long-standing advocate for support of local small business and all that is Venture. Founder and developer of Totally Local VC Kat bring her passion for our community to all she does. Her writings, posts and blog reflect her love of family, friends and community and desire to help.
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