In this week’s interview, we have the pleasure of introducing you to Low Lai Chow, creator of Art for Tinies and Author of various children’s books.
An inner knowing. For as long as Lai Chow could recall, she had always wanted to be a writer. She cut her teeth with snappy entertainment pieces in the mid-noughties, went on to helm a youth magazine portal soon after, and then said goodbye to office life as a commissioned journalist. In 2019 or so, the irony of the byline became glaringly apparent to her – nothing of what she wrote truly stemmed from within. The author pivoted and commissioned herself to work on her own writing projects instead. Now, Lai Chow writes children’s books and hasn’t looked back since.
Connect with Lai Chow
Let’s start with the timeless 60 seconds ‘elevator pitch’, what’s yours?
Hi! I’m Low Lai Chow, and I write children’s books that are all wrapped up in a warm hug of words. My books serve as an open invitation for us all to infuse casual magic into the world we live and breathe in – especially for those of us lucky enough to share our lives with little kids in our care.
At one point or another, it is inevitable that challenges will pop up in business. What’s your approach to overcoming challenges?
Walks, walks, and more long walks, preferably in the sun. Also, lots of yoga. I also enjoy being with my daughter, even when we are doing the most mundane of things. Challenges usually boil down to mental blocks, so a mind reset through just being and not going into mental overdrive, works wonders for me.
Sales and marketing are two very important, but different, functions within a business. What is your number one sales tip?
Never underestimate the power of the people you know. They see you for who you are and what you do. Word of mouth quickly gets around.
What is your favourite business tool or system?
Wave. It makes invoicing and tracking payments a breeze.
It is important to celebrate your achievements, particularly during the difficult times. How do you celebrate your achievements?
More walks, yoga, sun, and being with the daughter.
Being in business is like an education in itself, what are the three most important lessons you’ve learned in your business?
Lesson 1: Anything you do leads to an answer, or at the very least, clears the smoke to give you clarity on what’s a clear no.
Lesson 2: Rest is underrated. If you’re restless. you must rest more. (Ha! The irony of typing this at 2am in the morning…)
Lesson 3: Worrying is unnecessary and a waste of energy. It is far more effective to act from a place of inspiration.
What business-related book or podcast has inspired you the most?
This may seem out of left field, but Eckhart Tolle’s A New Earth resonated on so many levels in my life, including in my creative business.
The purpose of such an interview is to promote your business. Please tell us, who is your dream client?
Phaidon, for sure. Their repertoire of published children’s books is ridiculously good. It would be an absolute dream to work with them… I can dream, right?
If you are Lai Chow’s dream client, please contact her through her website, www.lowlaichow.com
Thank you for taking the time to connect with us Lai Chow. We are delighted to showcase you on our site.
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