This curly headed whirlwind of a woman took the wellness world by storm when she decided to create a hub for all the health and wellness enthusiasts in Egypt. Fayrouz Eid the founder and CEO of The Daily Crisp is an example of how strong a woman can and should be a force to be reckoned with.
What do you do consistently for time management?
I have a notebook that I carry with me all the time where I write my priorities. I find that this works best for me because when I used to just depend on my memory I used to forget things all the time. Now, writing things down really helps me get everything I need to get done along my day.
What is one resource you wish you knew about when you were starting out?
I wish someone would have told me that all the answers I’m looking for were not in business school, as much as they are in books. One book, in particular, that was truly on pointe with where I am right now with my company is “Start With Why”, this was a game changer for me. If you don’t have time to read, my next resource is perfect for you. I’m talking about Podcasts. They’re so helpful for anyone in whatever field they’re in. They have different channels to benefit different fields, so whether you’re an entrepreneur or professional photographer, you have no excuse not to educate yourself more and grow in the ways that you can.
What’s the best career advice anyone has ever given you?
That was actually my dad. He told me that I should know that the real reason people work with me is because of the relationship I have with them. That’s why I should always be kind to those around me. People don’t usually work with you because you give them the best price or best product, it’s that genuine connection you have them that makes them want to work with you. I see how true his words are every day and that has been the best career advice anyone has ever given me.
What do you do to motivate yourself when you feel like giving up?
I do two things. I imagine how I want my life to be, physically, emotionally, financially, everything really. I try not to leave any detail out. Then I remember where I used to be, how my life was just a year ago and how far along I’ve come. This helps motivate me to where I want to get in life and at the same time feel proud at how much I’ve accomplished.
What piece of advice would you give someone too scared to take the entrepreneurial leap and go for that crazy business idea?
Don’t wait to start.
Don’t wait to learn everything you can learn about the business you want to start. Not knowing all you can at first is not actually a limitation, it’s the opposite of that. When you know so much about how things have been done before, you’ll be limited by all the rules and guidelines of those that ventured into that business before you. However, if you don’t know how things are “normally” done, you can create a whole new way of doing business simply because you didn’t have anything limiting you. You’ll be going into it with your heart, and the mistakes you make will be the best lessons you learn, and that is basically how you succeed.
I’m not saying you shouldn’t do the research first before entering a new business proposal. I’m saying you shouldn’t wait until you feel like you know everything you need to know to start Just start and you’ll learn as you go.
Photographer: Khaled Marzouk
MUA: Randa Tawfik