Taking 10 ...Festive Flash

Taking 10 ...Festive Flash

Sunday 2nd December 2018

By Michelle Hammond

In our first FESTIVE FLASH we zoom in on two incredible ladies. The wonder business woman that is Samantha Sweet, Co-Founder of Sweet Squared and Lesley Bacon, Hand Picked Hotels Group Health Club & Spa Manager who was recognised and awarded as Spa Professional of the year at this years Cateys.

We asked the following questions from our series....

Q2 - What do you believe the principles of a successful business are today?
Samantha Sweet said:

Passion, Honesty, Integrity, Accountability, Communication, Love & Respect! If you carry all these principles, you simply can’t go wrong!

Lesley Bacon told us:

I believe a successful business has to have integrity and be ready to take stock of their actions and review the good and the bad on a regular basis. We learn from both - try to build on the good, reduce the bad and always be able to look at yourself in the mirror and feel you acted with integrity.

Q6 - What would you say was the single most advantageous character trait for success?  

Samantha Sweet told us:

Honesty! Most decisions made with your business hat on are not personal or meant to be a slight on the person you are dealing with. Decisions should be made that benefit your customers or your company. So many choose to act like kids in a playground if decisions made don’t go their way! Being honest and upfront should explain your decision making and, even if there is disappointment – respect should be given for honesty!! I loathe and detest the mentality of underhandedness.

Lesley Bacon said:

The trait I think you need to have is, Go for it, Give it a go and Be positive in your ability. If you believe in yourself others will too. Stand tall, wear some colour (I find this gives me confidence) and don’t be late.

Q10 - Finally,  what’s your favourite quote or the best advice you’ve ever been given?

Samantha Sweet said:

If you can see it in your head – you can hold it in your hand!!!
One customer a day, one day at a time!

Lesley Bacon told us:

My best piece of advice is from my dad (he is a Humanitarian Aid Worker all over the world) you can’t save everyone but that does not mean you should not save someone. I think you can put this to good in business, but actually it is just a beautiful mantra on how we should help others.

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