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How to be successful in 2023: Businesswoman Iris Smit shares her growth hack to level up her life

An Aussie businesswoman who made the Forbes rich list has shared the ‘manifestation method’ she is taking into 2023 to ‘level up’ her life ‘for the better’. 

Iris Smit, from Perth, has built a $15million beauty empire comprised of The Quick Flick and Beauty Fridge and revealed the ‘growth hack’ she uses to manifest success in an TikTok video. 

The 27-year-old went through her process step-by-step and told her followers to write down their big life vision, list the obstacles in the way of that vision, set a 90-day goal and create a vision board. 

‘I promise you, if you do this, you will watch your life transform. Future you will absolutely thank you,’ she said. 

 

Businesswoman Iris Smit (pictured), who won a spot on the Forbes 30 under 30 list for the $15million beauty empire, has shared her hack for ‘levelling up life for the better’

To 'manifest' success in 2023, Iris told her followers to write down their big life vision, list the obstacles in the way of that vision, set a 90-day goal and create a vision board

To ‘manifest’ success in 2023, Iris told her followers to write down their big life vision, list the obstacles in the way of that vision, set a 90-day goal and create a vision board

‘We’re calling this the 2023 growth hack but you can do this every year, I actually do this every 90 days…every single time I do this task, it literally allows me to go to that next level,’ Iris said. 

Firstly, the young entrepreneur said to write out the biggest vision in your life, treating the exercise as if ‘absolutely anything is possible’. 

2023 growth hack: Businesswoman Iris’s steps for levelling up your life

  1. Write out the big vision in your life
  2. What is currently blocking you from achieving this vision and how do you get around there blocks? 
  3. Chunk out your vision into a 90-day goal and read every morning and night
  4. Create your vision board 

‘If you had nothing holding you back, what is that big vision of your ideal life?’ she asked.

The second step, Iris said, is to ‘chunk out’ what you believe is blocking you from achieving your big vision and how you’re going to get around those ‘blocks’. 

‘Now, a lot of the time these blocks or these limiting beliefs come from fear, so if you want to go a step further you can actually write out what is the absolutely worst that can happen if you screwed it all up,’ she explained. 

‘This exercise is really powerful because it allows you to identify that fear and essentially pull it out by the root.’

Thirdly, Iris decides on a smaller 90-day goal that will get her closer to achieving her big life vision. 

‘You need to write it out in the present, as if it’s already happened and as if you’re writing a journal entry. Make sure you really focus on what it is that you’re thinking,’ she said. 

‘Make sure you write it out positive and in the present and when I do this, I always end this with the sentence, ‘I am so grateful that all of this has occurred, if not better’.’

Iris added the reason she includes the last sentence is so she can be open to the possibly of other outcomes that may be better than what she imagined.

She said to read the 90-day goal ‘every morning and night’. 

The last step of Iris’s growth plan is to incorporate the vision into a vision board, either on a wall or as a screensaver on your phone or desktop computer. 

'I promise you, if you do this you will watch your life transform. Future you will absolutely thank you,' she said in an online video

‘I promise you, if you do this you will watch your life transform. Future you will absolutely thank you,’ she said in an online video

‘I’ve been doing this for a few years now and you can utilise this technique every 90 days for rapid growth,’ she wrote in the video’s caption. 

‘It has continued to transform my life (personally and in my business).’ 

Many of Iris’ followers were keen to adopt the method for themselves.

‘Love this idea. I’ll definitely be giving it a go,’ one woman said while a second replied: ‘Just made a vision board for 2023!.’  

‘LOVE!! I do this all the time too x,’ commented another. 

Iris went from rejecting a $300,000 Shark Tank offer to building a $15million beauty empire. She revealed her best-selling products are the two she launched in late 2021 containing SPF

Iris went from rejecting a $300,000 Shark Tank offer to building a $15million beauty empire. She revealed her best-selling products are the two she launched in late 2021 containing SPF

Iris has been encouraging the use of SPF for the sunny seasons with the help of her Quick Screen range, which has caused 'explosive, triple digit growth for the brand as a whole'

 Iris has been encouraging the use of SPF for the sunny seasons with the help of her Quick Screen range, which has caused ‘explosive, triple digit growth for the brand as a whole’

Iris has achieved great success in her life going from rejecting a $300,000 Shark Tank offer to building a $15million beauty empire from scratch. 

Previously, she revealed that her best-selling products are the two she launched in late-2021 containing SPF. 

Iris has been encouraging the use of SPF in the sunny seasons with the help of her Quick Screen range, which has caused ‘explosive, triple digit growth for the brand as a whole’.

Iris, who made her name with a range of eyeliner products dubbed The Quick Flick, launched the Quick Screen range featuring a three-in-one moisturiser and ‘finishing spray’ that can top up your sunscreen even when you’re wearing makeup.

Iris has been encouraging the use of SPF for the sunny seasons with the help of her Quick Screen range, which has caused 'explosive, triple digit growth for the brand as a whole'

Iris has been encouraging the use of SPF for the sunny seasons with the help of her Quick Screen range, which has caused ‘explosive, triple digit growth for the brand as a whole’ 

‘The instant popularity and huge growth of the Quick Screen range demonstrates a need for better suncare and skincare solutions in the Australian beauty market,’ Iris told FEMAIL.

‘Even with these products there is still a large gap in the market for SPF products that act and feel like skincare – our results prove that the Australian customer is seeking out better options than what has previously been available.

‘Traditionally, brands that created SPF products hadn’t considered the consumer’s entire beauty routine i.e. having a full face of makeup on during the day and this being a barrier to reapplication, or layering cream and powder products over sunscreen which can cause the sunscreen to pill or split.

‘Growing up in Western Australia, I have seen first-hand the damage that excessive UV exposure can do to the skin, and in the experience of my friends and family, skin cancer and UV damage does not discriminate based on age.’

Not only does the sunscreen shield your face from the sun, but it also protects your skin against blue light damage from digital gadgets

Not only does the sunscreen shield your face from the sun, but it also protects your skin against blue light damage from digital gadgets

The Quick Screen set (pictured) is the ultimate facial mist that acts as a finishing spray over makeup while providing SPF50+ protection

The Quick Screen set (pictured) is the ultimate facial mist that acts as a finishing spray over makeup while providing SPF50+ protection 

Not only does her sunscreen range shield your face from the sun, but it also protects your skin against blue light damage from digital gadgets.

Her line features two brand new suncare products – including a facial lotion and an invisible-finish mist – costing $45 each. 

‘I wanted to challenge myself to really innovate and improve upon the existing products available to consumers’, the entrepreneur said. 

‘I’m really proud to bring not one, but two products to the market that perfectly blend skincare and suncare and solve a lot of the problems that consumers face when using suncare products.’

During the two-year process, Iris said the new collection ‘really tested’ her.

‘It was certainly challenging developing two new products at the same time, in the middle of a pandemic and going through all the requirements to get Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) certification,’ she said. 

The Australian-made Quick Screen range, which are are vegan-friendly and not tested on animals launched online and in Priceline and Coles stores across the country

 The Australian-made Quick Screen range, which are are vegan-friendly and not tested on animals launched online and in Priceline and Coles stores across the country

‘Let’s just say Australia is the hardest country to get a sunscreen product approved. We were so determined to challenge traditional sunscreen products that it took us two years to get these formulas right and hundreds of rounds of samples.

‘I think our manufacturer hated us by the end of it but you have to be fussy and particular when creating a totally new and innovative formula.’

The Australian-made Quick Screen range, which are are vegan-friendly and not tested on animals launched online and in Priceline and Coles stores across the country.

Iris first found herself in the beauty world after she launch her brand The Quick Flick, which offers women an easier way of ‘stamping’ a perfect winged tip onto your lids in just seconds.

Iris first found herself in the beauty world after she launch her brand The Quick Flick, which offers women an easier way of 'stamping' a perfect winged tip onto your lids in just seconds

Iris first found herself in the beauty world after she launch her brand The Quick Flick, which offers women an easier way of ‘stamping’ a perfect winged tip onto your lids in just seconds

The young entrepreneur – who invested $10,000 of her own money into the brand – appeared on Shark Tank in May 2018 just three months into starting her business.

The sharks were hugely interested in her $35 product with Andrew Banks offering to invest $300,000 – a deal for 25 per cent of her company.

But by the time she had to sign the contract, five months had passed, Iris realised her business was worth more than the offer.

‘When the Shark Tank show was filmed I had only really been in business for about three months. It was early days, however I was already turning over $100,000 a month by that stage,’ she told Daily Mail Australia.

‘My business was valued by the sharks on the show at $1million, however by the time the show aired in May, its valuation had already tripled. I wasn’t in the position where I really needed the $300,000.

The then-university interior architecture student launched her brand in her humble apartment

At the time of her launch, she was working out of her two-bedroom apartment - and delivering orders via a shopping trolley

The Quick Flick first made headlines in December 2017 after Iris, the then-university interior architecture student, launched her brand in her two-bedroom apartment – and dropping off orders at the Post Office via a shopping trolley

‘I was cash flow positive and I already had plenty of retail deals lined up. Signing the deal would have also restricted me from starting other brands such as Beauty Fridge.

‘I had so many ideas for other products and brands, I didn’t want to limit my career and lock myself in. Despite having so many friends and family pressuring me to sign the deal, the thought of it gave me anxiety. I trusted my gut, so I knew it wasn’t right.’

The winged eye-liner queen went out on her own – and within 12 months, she turned over $10million dollars.

‘I didn’t ever imagine that The Quick Flick would blow up like it did after the Shark Tank show. The publicity we received was invaluable,’ she said.

‘I honestly believe the company grew overnight what other businesses would grow in a few years. It was definitely tough and I had to put procedures in place pretty quickly to ensure we could keep up with the demand.’

She won a spot on Forbes 30 under 30 list after expanding her brand to include the Beauty Fridge and a range of other ‘quick’ products like brow lamination. 

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