Meet Nat Tucker from Make It Look Easy

 

We’d like to give a big, warm welcome to SA Woman Member, Nat Tucker, from Make It Look Easy who steps into the Business Spotlight for October.

For those who haven’t met Nat, she is the style guru who has mastered the science of personal and interior styling. From finding your perfect personal colours, to nailing your wardrobe staples – Nat & her Make It Look Easy team are here to cure your wardrobe overwhelm.  

Nat first joined us here in the spotlight earlier in the year, and this time around, Jess from Jess McEachen Copywriting was keen to dive even deeper into Nat’s expertise, as well as the many lessons she’s learnt to become the business powerhouse she is today.  Here, Nat reveals the hot springtime trends, why SA Woman is her kind of community, as well as the real secret to scaling

 

// Thanks for chatting with us again Nat! With Spring in the air, what styling tips can you offer our SA Woman community? What do we need in our wardrobe & how we can dress to feel our best as the weather warms up?

Hey Jess, thank you so much for having me again! It’s so exciting!!!

This spring is all about the shoulder pads on our muscle tanks. The chunky gold necklace chain and the platform sandals. Now, we don’t have to do all three but by golly do they work so well together.

Longline blazers are still hanging in there so give those a go with your platform sandals and a pair of ripped into jeans – add the gold chain if you are feeling up to the challenge. Square toe heels (so yummy) and tie dyed tees – wear these together for sure!

And, add a boiler suit if you dare…

 

// Then, we can’t forget about where we live. How can we style our home to get the most from the season?

It’s spring and even though there are flowers and colours bursting out everywhere outside, it’s time to ground our place of comfort by bringing in more earth tones.

Clay, terracotta and rattan furniture. Mix your clay colours with crisp whites to lift your spirits. Fabric wall hangings can be added to change up your space easily (swap out your current wall art just for a bit).

A Drink trolley (bar cart) always becomes popular around this time of year as we start entertaining and if you happen to find a glass and gold more glamorous style, it’s totally on trend and will not date as long as you surround it with a more Zen environment. Group your alcohol (or cordigal) on one side within a round tray and your coloured (op shop found) glasses on the other.

Big, fat floor cushions placed on the edge of and in the middle of different sized smaller rugs add the feeling of deep snoozes and a good book wherever you may land. It’s even fun to layer three books on the floor right next to a big fat floor cushion to be used as a mini coffee table.

Native flowers in clear vases with a piece of string for simple decoration. Branches from your own garden work just as well.

Layer your rugs. One big one with lots of smaller ones around in the same room, some covering just the corner or one even right smack bang in the middle.

 

// We love your ethos of “We should all own less so we can live more.” Have you found that this has become even more important or prevalent during the Covid pandemic? What other key lessons have emerged during 2020 in your space?

Oh my gosh! The biggest lesson I have learnt during Covid was that I had, in fact, closed myself off from way too many people.

I had stopped making the effort to go and see friends and colleagues physically because (I thought) I was too busy.

Yes I’m busy (we all are) but feeling and seeing with all of your senses is what truly enriches the soul.

It’s amazing how many brain cells grow through a simple touch, a simple feeling and a connection through actual in person eye contact. The importance of these things will never be lost on me again.

I stopped trying to do it all on my own about two years in and have been growing my team ever since.

Every time I see myself spending way too much time on something, I look for someone who could do it better and much quicker than me.

It’s through letting go that you truly grow. I encourage everyone to reach out and find those who are talented in the areas that you aren’t. This is how you really scale.

Nat Tucker

Make it Look Easy

// You’re well known and very much loved for transforming women’s wardrobes, homes and lives through ‘Make it Look Easy’. But as you told us in our last Q&A with you, there is no such thing as an overnight success!

How did you know when to evolve and pivot throughout your business journey?

You can’t do it alone – you just can’t.

We are not all good at everything and it’s important that we recognise this and hire the help or team needed so that we can concentrate on what we are really good at.

I stopped trying to do it all on my own about two years in and have been growing my team ever since.

Every time I see myself spending way too much time on something, I look for someone who could do it better and much quicker than me.

It’s through letting go that you truly grow. I encourage everyone to reach out and find those who are talented in the areas that you aren’t. This is how you really scale.

 

// Which leads us beautifully into our next question. In a recent post, you said “My biggest lesson through owning my own business (now a company), you can’t do it all – and you can’t do it alone. I’m only as strong as those who are building walls right beside me.” Sounds like a powerful lesson!

Today, you have your husband beside you in your business & other fabulous consultants. Did you ever think that’d be the case? For other members striving to scale and not do it all themselves, what tips do you have for them?

Start slow and easy, don’t grow too quickly. Find someone who will help to ease the pressure and then wait to see the extra skills needed to help ease the pressure for you both. Keep growing on that with every team member having a different skill. Your team must be developed with everyone knowing their specific role before they enter.

It has taken me 7 and a half years to have 12 team members (consultants) and then my Husband as my full time Employee – number 13 (3 and a half years for him but much longer for the rest of the team).

 

// Looking ahead, what are you wanting to learn and be inspired by to run your business successfully?

I’m looking forward to learning what else I can help everyone with. I have personal styling, interior styling, brilliant colour combinatons (my best selling e book) and feng shui for the southern hemisphere covered.

Now, I’ll wait to see what else my community needs for me to learn more about. I love developing systems that make life easy.

 

// You have your own thriving community through Make it Look Easy. Stepping out of that leading role, what do you love about being part of the SAW community?

It’s so fabulous to be able to relax into a community run by other women where I can watch, listen and learn just like everyone else. I love the bonding and encouraging SA Woman provides but what excites me the most is the growth which seems to be happening so quickly now.

Women loving on women in business and wanting to generally encourage and support other business women. That’s my kind of place.

 

// Lastly, a question we do love to ask everyone – where are your favourite spots for a delish working lunch?

Oh Froth and Fodder at Kurralta Park (just behind Kmart) for sure!!!! So very yummy and the service is exceptional.

 Thanks for chatting with us Nat!


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