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Lindye Galloway: Connect Your Why to Your Interior Design Business, the Success Will Follow

Episode 854 of A Well-Designed Business®

Today With Lindye Galloway:

Welcome to A Well-Designed Business. Today’s episode features Lindye Galloway, of Lindye Galloway Studio + Shop. Lindye is here to share the inspiring story of how she followed her heart, creating a business model for her e-commerce shop and Designed by Lindye collection that does good for others by giving a portion of the profits to provide microloans to entrepreneurs in underserved parts of the world. Lindye encourages us to find meaning through our own business ventures by exploring our whys and living our truths.

Pick It Apart

[1:39] Lindye tells the story of how she and her husband Winn started the e-commerce shop alongside her design studio in 2020 as a way to make a meaningful impact and help others.

[17:47] Lindye and LuAnn examine the logistics of running an e-commerce site.

[22:08] Lindye talks about the importance of offering unique, custom products in her shop to set it apart from other e-commerce sites. 

[28:00] LuAnn explains the importance of having your mission, vision and values established and how that can impact the success of your business.

[32:35] LuAnn and Lindye discuss knowing your truth and recognizing that your truth can shift during different seasons of life.

[36:21] Lindye reveals why she doesn’t believe the common phrase “if you love what you do you’ll never work a day in your life.”

LuAnn Nigara and Lindye Galloway’s Ah-Ha Moments

“I wanted to somehow find a way to help people, I want it to be able to create a business that, yes, could serve me and my family and create a lifestyle, but also that could have more meaning.” -Lindye Galloway

“[Prepare] yourself to know that there’s going to be so many logistics involved and allowing that to be okay on the journey.” – Lindye Galloway

“In everything that we do here in our studio, and in our shop that it’s a part of our  core values is generosity. And that comes with each other. And that comes also with giving away.” – Lindye Galloway

“As you go up the ladder and the people that actually build the business that they want to build, whether it’s big or small, it’s because they’ve decided what it is first that is important to them.” – LuAnn Nigara

“There will always be days that feel like work. And if you know what your truth is, you’re gonna get through those days.” – Lindye Galloway

More About Lindye Galloway:

Lindye Galloway is the Founder and Chief Creative Officer of Lindye Galloway Studio + Shop. As an interior design tastemaker, she delivers an effortless take on a California style that perfectly juxtaposes a tailored sophistication in a laid-back setting. 

Entrepreneurial in spirit, what started as a solo passion project, has quickly grown into a successful interior design studio and team serving an exclusive list of clientele across the US each year. 

Lindye joined forces with her husband, Winn, to launch The Lindye Galloway Shop. This online destination for home furnishing and decor was launched to help design-lovers easily achieve their own take on The Lindye Galloway Studio’s signature California style and sophistication in their own homes.

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