When the famous Neapolitan tailor Aristide Tofani was a young boy, he dreamt of being one of the most sought after tailors in Italy. After learning the art of tailoring from the patriarchs in his family, Aristide has gone on to become a highly successful tailor in the world’s capital of bespoke tailoring, Italy.
This article sheds light on some of the life lessons Aristide picked up along the way and how you can apply them to your life too.
Aristide does not believe that the spirit of entrepreneurship is something that comes naturally, he thinks of it as something that develops over a period of growth. He believes that our various experiences together with the environment we were raised in playing important roles in bringing about an entrepreneurial spirit.
The development of an entrepreneurial spirit requires a lot of discipline and deliberate effort. According to Aristide, it is about pushing yourself beyond the limit. In his words, ‘How you do anything is how you do everything’
Because of this, he has picked up the habit of challenging himself to become a person who takes action. It is important to make a resolution every day of your life and to always take action.
Mindset and the fashion industry
Becoming successful as an entrepreneur has a lot to do with your mindset. Aristide shares that it is easy to access your chances at success from how you handle the obstacles that come your way, how adamant you are about pursuing your dreams, and how optimistic you are in stressful situations.
Every successful person has developed their mindset in this pattern, and you should too!
Aristide makes reference to the fact that everyone wants to be successful but not everyone is willing to put in the work. He says that there is no shortcut, there is just hard work. There is always more work to be done, cease to tell yourself otherwise.
In the words of Aristide, ‘The difference between successful and unsuccessful people is the successful people translate their ideas into execution and they take action.’
Achieving success requires some form of effort on your part. With this in mind, Aristide set out to groom habits that will help him attain his goals much faster. One of the key contributors to his success was the habit of making routines. Aristide believes that routines are important to anyone striving for success should adopt this habit.
“You have to understand the routines to perfection and stick to them with affection and happiness. People who diligently follow their routines are some of the most successful individuals in their industries.” – Aristide.
When asked what drives him to become better at his craft, Aristide responded by saying passion. Aristide shares that he constantly works on improving his craft daily and this process required him to stay away from his comfort zone.
” The comfort zone is a dangerous place for entrepreneurs. With this in mind, I plan to spread my family’s craft all around the globe.” – Aristide shares.
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In this regard, Aristide states that there is no aspect of his business that he would change. He would do the exact same things over again. He appreciates every mistake that he has made during his journey and goes further to say that success is not created on the good days.
Learning from his failures has helped him to attain success. He believes that the only reason we experience failure is for us to learn from it and head on to the next milestone.