How do you know if your business will succeed?
OK well you don't and you won't....but if you have something you think you might want to do you owe it to yourself to at least explore the opportunities! And um well I can with much confidence tell you will NEVER know if your business is going to succeed unless you try....
I am not very scientific about things, OCD maybe with my lists upon lists (thank gawd for my note app on my Droid phone, shhh I still keep my paper pad in my purse too) but when I am interested in something I sort of just go for the gusto....
I did not start checking out books on businesses quite at first or even websites for that matter, first I needed to gather my thoughts on exactly what and how I wanted to work balancing the needs of my family at the same time because as a homeschooling mom that is my first job.
Pilfering supplies from our school stuff in the form of an unused notebook, a blank journal, sharpened pencils with good erasers, my favorite ball point pen, etc.. During down time in the bleachers at swimming or even in the car while waiting for a kid to get out of a class, I wrote down goals and random thoughts about this journey I was undertaking. I sketched out some ideas I wanted to create. Lots of randomness.
Goals were what really has made the difference or I should say goals AND expectations. I know all this will change as I grow and learn but that is part of the fun right? Succeeding, failing, scratching out old goals and squeezing in new ones. Maybe it is just me but I like to fail or do something wrong-I would not feel like I was learning if I didn't. LOL So make sure you rise to your expectations or realize they need to change. Pay attention here--->>> Changing goals and expectations is NOT a FAILING!! If this is not a part of your plan you are NOT doing it right!
Take a month or so to do this, talk to supportive friends and family, listen to the naysayers too but don't let those voices get in the way of how you want things to work. It might turn out that after thinking it all through you are not ready to take the next 10 million steps and that is OK, really OK, you have not lost anything by inspiring yourself!
What writing all this stuff down has made me realize was that I could go forward....and you can too...go on, be inspired.....just go sit on a rock (especially if you have a loverly Japanese garden like we do) and close your eyes with your face to the sun oh maybe even a nap (I dream of naps)
Tomorrow some amber beaded goodness teaser of my fairy tale quilt block....hey sewing on individual seed beads takes time but I find it very relaxing EXCEPT when I spill the teeeny beads on the floor-SIGH always happens no matter how careful you are...and remember when I said there would be needle pricks well I jabbed my finger tip pretty good yesterday luckily NO BLOOD on the fabric ya know it's like spaghetti sauce blood is flippin magnetically attracted to white fabric.....but you can always use ye olde Quilter's trick of spitting on it (if it is a teeny drop not a CSI spatter--ask me sometime about how I was going to have a career in Forensics BEFORE the cool show started) to get it out just--enzymes, proteins blah blah blah.... make sure you WaSH the item before selling or gifting lol
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