Robin Bond: From Rock Star to Interior Design
Today’s show features a fantastic designer from Austin, Texas, Robin Bond of Robin Bond Interiors. Robin, like so many other interior designers, fell into the craft in a round about way. Her first career…Rock Star. Yep, rock star. She sang in a band traveling around, until she had a medical issue with her vocal cords, and fell into selling insurance. Talk about a change of directions. With no creative outlet, she found herself decorating spaces. First for herself, and soon for friends. Sound familiar? Today, Robin leads a team of five, also owns a drapery business called Draped, and writes a blog called Wine, Dine, and Design.
Lots of business learnings in today’s interview with Robin. Robin talked about the importance of systems. She learned about this early on in her interior design business journey when a friend recommended that she read Michael Gerber’s book called E-Myth. If you are new into your interior design business, I highly recommend you pick up a copy. It will be the best investment of time you can make.
One of the other things we talked about at length is the sales role of an interior designer. Most people who get into interior design, do it because they want to make spaces look and function great. But as a designer, you are a sales person that is getting paid to solve problems and find solutions. The better you are at this, the better your interior design business will be.
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