In previous blogposts I've mentioned Mastin Kipps newsletter The Daily Love. In some unexplainable way, he always writes about something that is affecting me at the time.
Like this week for example, there's been several small problems with my bags that have not come out the way they should have. You can't exactly say I had the most tolerable irritation level either. You want things to go they way thats planned. But then today, Mastin wrote about how problems that show up is a way for us to reach the right track.
I love this mentality, since problems approach us because we need to change something. It's when we take notice to the small problems, and focus on fixing them instead of changing what caused them, when the problems grow and grow, until we finally realize we need to change something.
A quote from Mastin's newsletter today is:
"Welcome big, tough and complicated problems. It's in them that the biggest opportunities are found."-Ralph Marston
The matter of the fact is, the worst crisis' I've experienced in my life has actually caused the best opportunities for me to radically change my life.
Luckily, the problems with the bags this week wasn't too serious, but these small problems force me to think about what I need to change before the problem becomes worse.
There is also another reason to how problems can be positive, and that is the joy we get when something goes right!
Like these wonderful bags with letters on them that I have received for the gift fair here in New York next week. I am in love!
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For today's New York tip...
Yesterday we went to Indochine (430 Lafayette Street). What's fantastic about this place is that it looks exactly like it did in the 90's (Back when we used to go at least once a week), the interior is the same, the menu is the same (always as good and wonderful - try the meatsalad if you go there). They live under the wonderful american motto: "If it ain't broken, don't fix it!". And this relates back to what I said in the beginning of this post -- that if something is working, then you shouldn't poke your finger in what's already good.
We went to Indochine with a friend, Tina Lund, who moved back to Stockholm after living in New York. If you want to meet Tina in Stockholm you can go to the lovely Milles Cantina on Strandvägen 1, where Tina bosses.
Pelle ordered a very cute little cake for Micke, who had his birthday a few days ago!!
The Bag-all Asia Tour is soon coming to an end. We are filled with energy and impressions from this beautiful continent. After meeting so many nice people and seeing amazing places, this trip has left us feeling extremely inspired.
Tokyo has been particularly inspiring and its with a long list of new product ideas that we will be heading back to New York. So stay tuned for new, upcoming favorites to our collections!
No rest for the wicked! We started off this year by traveling to Asia, where we've been visiting suppliers, customers and fabric markets in Guangzhou, Shenzhen and Shanghai.
Now it's time to keep on moving and our next destination is Japan. We're very excited, especially about visiting Bag-all Travel Pop-up stores in Tokyo.
If you want to know more, follow our trip on Instagram: @bag_all.