MOVING FORWARD MONDAYS:
So many things are keeping me busy right now. And yes, at times I feel frazzled and I want to pull out my hair. But, the bottom line is... I love what I do and I love the experience I'm having of building a brand from the ground up. It's an incredible learning journey through my strengths and weaknesses.
There are some days when I feel completely stuck; like I just can't figure out how to get one foot in front of the other. There are moments when I wonder how I got myself into the world of e-commerce in the first place. There are times when I wonder if life would just be simpler as an employee rather than a business owner. But then there are days when the sales come pouring in, I get a new person in my Pilates mat class, I meet other really cool instructors via this BLOG or MySpace page or I wake up to e-mails like this:
"I just received my very first order from your company. I just LOVED the pretty tissue wrap and ribbon - kind of like opening a gift... just for me! And the personalized note was a great touch. Keep up the good work! I can't wait to wear my tees." - D. Hadley
"Words cannot express how much you and your teaching have inspired me! You are so gifted and talented... I admire you wholeheartedly... your knowledge and masterful technique of "Joe's work" is a testament...you are indeed one of his very special "disciples" if you will... he is looking down upon you with admiration and respect!!!!!!!" -- B. Nock
Both of these e-mails arrived on the same morning. Hello? Was the Universe trying to tell me something? Was it trying to reassure me that, although I've chosen a challenging path, that I'm on the right one? Well, I can't guarantee that the cosmos were involved. But I do know that those testimonials came at the perfect moment. They came on a day that I was questioning everything. You know, one of those "what am I doing with my life?" days. They gave me the boost I needed to take a few more steps forward and not give up on my dreams (even when they don't seem to come true fast enough).
Rock Your Powerhouse!