Don’t get in the way of someone’s dream.
It is never easy to see amazing people leave you. But, it is also your job to help amazing people leave you.
This post is about Lian.
This week she drove to London with a suitcase but no job to go to.
And I didn’t try to stop her.
I knew she wasn’t done with London. She had a taste of working in the fashion world when she worked for Victoria Beckham.
And that sense of unfinished business can eat away at you if you don’t listen to it.
She has a rare combination of creativity, a great eye and is super organised. She is a remarkable art director.
And her energy is special. The entire factory shed a secret tear when she left.
I can see her working for Burberry, or at LVMH or at Kering over in Paris or at Jacquemus.
My only advice for her was to wait for the right job, be picky.
Because she will shine at the best fashion brands, she truly has it all.
When you hire people, they give you their time. A small portion of their life.
They give you time they will never get back. How lucky we are.
Be happy for them. They leave you to chase their dreams.
If they miss you, you did good.
If you miss them, they did good.