Third generation tailor Aristide Tofani is the manager at Sartoria Tofani; a bespoke tailoring firm founded in 1954 that offers completely handmade menswear for its prestigious clients.
An interview was conducted recently with the celebrity tailor and during the interview, he discussed ways by which individuals striving for success could attain their goals and still lead fulfilling lives.
Inspiration can be defined as a force that drives us to do incredible things with our lives. Ever since he was little, Aristide has looked up to the patriarchs in his family and seen them as huge role models.
As a matter of fact, he modeled his life after their teachings and principles. Both Aristide’s grandfather and father had an excellent work ethic and ensured their goals were accomplished, no matter the cost.
Aristide also shared with us that his grandfather was the first child out of eight sons and was raised in poverty. Instead of succumbing to the obstacles which life threw at him, he chose to tailor as his means of escape. With the art of tailoring he was able to soar through life and attain the status he has today.
Aristide also learned about the importance of customer service.
“One of the things I learned from my grandfather and father is the power of effective customer service. My grandfather and father also cautioned me to keep my word; sticking to the promise that I made to a customer is the only way to build a good name.”
Pushing Through Obstacles
As a business owner, Aristide has faced a lot of challenges, most of them ranging from medium issues to much larger problems that threaten his way of life.
As a perfectionist, Aristide discloses that the obstacle he had the hardest time surpassing was the learning process involved in being a world-class tailor. Back then, he sought ways to help speed the process but ultimately learned that there is no easy pass to the challenges that come your way. Once you come to this realization, you will have more confidence in yourself and go on to greater heights.
“To overcome your obstacles, you have to build your self-confidence and trust your judgment. Self-confidence is crucial when it comes to the subject of success.” – Aristide shares.
In this section, Aristide warns individuals about the dangers that lay ahead on their path to success. On your journey to success, you will experience a lot of problems and will have to overcome a lot of roadblocks.
One thing Aristide recommends you do during tough times is to keep your eyes on the prize and don’t give up. If you keep fighting to attain your goals, you’ll definitely achieve success. Another thing you should remember is that obstacles are only there to teach you lessons you wouldn’t learn ordinarily without failing.
So keep your chin up and keep moving forward!