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No one promised life would be smooth sailing!

30 December, 2016

Lqd Skin Care

Well 2016 has been anything but smooth. We’ve ridden some enormously high waves, followed by some incredibly low troughs, and then there have been the constant ripples that you tread water with, wondering which way the tide will turn. But at the end of the day, what we can say is that it has been the most thrilling ride of our life.

Has everything gone to plan? No, not always, but it’s important to not only focus on the negative, but the positive as well. So often in life we spend all our time focusing on what went wrong, that we often miss out on enjoying all the things that actually went right. In fact, without making mistakes you either aren’t trying hard enough, or you’re not creating something that is new and unique. A life without mistakes is also one that lacks risks, rewards and history breaking achievements, so never be afraid to say you tried and failed, as every one of those failings is a potential learning experience. Embrace what went wrong and walk away knowing you are stronger because of it.

I’m a big believer in the saying “that everything happens for a reason”, and you can either chose to believe and accept that, or you can forever grieve and wish for what might have been. One perspective holds you frozen in time, where the other allows you to move forward knowing that life is full of twists and turns, ups and downs.

2016 with the overabundance of work; the challenges with managing a family, keeping up with our fitness goals and trying to keep a sane head when there are not enough hours in the day – certainly did challenge us as, we crawled our way into December. Having said that, without that personal sacrifice, we could never have achieved what we have, going from less than 5 staff to over 50, with successful launches into Bloomingdales in the USA, David Jones in Australia and continuing success in Sephora, while sowing the seeds for further expansion of our business across the UK in 2017.

It’s also the right time to thank all of the amazing people that have supported us this year both online and in the real world, who’ve helped build our business into a global success story. Without you guys buying our products and engaging with our brand, Lqd would never have made it onto the shelves of these big international retailers.

As we prepare for 2017, we also think about what we want to look back on this time next year, while never forgetting that life is a fickle beast, with us one minute but can potentially be taken away from us the next. It’s great to prepare for the future, but at the same time, remember the saying; Yesterday is history. Tomorrow is a mystery. Today is a gift. That’s why it’s called the present.

So enjoy the gift of today, and spread the positive stories of your life with others, while trying to play down the negatives – if I could ask for one thing in 2017, it would be that people spent more time inspiring others around them and celebrating their success – That’s the 2017 I’d love to look back on. We’ll be trying to do our part!

Wishing you an awe inspiring 2017 – Go chase your goals!
Anthony & Chris