I feel like I’ve just been tested in a major way.
Before starting this studio, or really revamping my former endeavor, I was a Small Business / Creative Life / Freelance How-To Junkie. All day and all night I read nothing but how to get my studio off on the right foot and sustain forward momentum; I could very well be a small business coach by now given all of the knowledge I took in. What I’m learning now, though, is that one small but very important bit of information was left out:
What do you do when things go a little too well?
To start this studio, I spent hours contacting other business’ and people I wanted to work with and for a while it was nothing but dead-ends. Then it happened. I got a client. And then another client. And then my first client referred me another client, and so on. Before I knew it I was (very gratefully) swimming in clients! And that’s where my pursuit of knowledge left me high and dry. What do you do when you get exactly what you’ve asked for and worked so hard to obtain?
The short answer is work. And work some more. And then probably work a little more after that.
And then unwind in what ever 5 or 10 minute break you can carve out for yourself.
Case in point:
This is what my everyday looked like-
I did get to enjoy some time outdoors by working on my front porch(that bistro set was the best $30 Craigslist find EVER!). A neighbor’s cat, Moesha, tried to help me out from time to time.
As I mentioned earlier, the only way to get through such an intense workload to make little breaks here and there a priority. Frozen treats don’t hurt, either.
I guess on a semi-related note, I found this over the weekend:
Initially I was drawn to the type, but once I actually read what it was I was a little less(or perhaps more..) interested.