It’s going to get really busy in a few weeks, most of us are already seeing the increase in sales.
The adrenaline will kick in, sales will be good and it’s like our world is this very happy place for us.
Two things are probably happening right now or going to happen soon,
1) Our family and friends don’t often understand our business and why we are so consumed with shopping/shipping. Why we are so tired we don’t have the time or energy to cook, clean or visit. Decorating and gifts seem to take a back burner position if we haven’t planned or have someone else do it for us.
This is the reality of a retail based business. It’s our business, and to be successful we must do the work. Now, not later.
This will cause you stress… because you will be made to feel guilty by others or even yourself.
2) You are going to get tired – so very, very tired. You are trying to do everything that needs to be done, and do it all at once. Spinning plates or a juggling act is usually how I feel.
You likely will feel some overwhelm, because you are trying to bite off more than you can chew at one time.
You may have made it very clear to your family and friends that this is your busiest and most profitable time of the year, and have explained in detail what you’re going to need from them… yet it’s not happening.
Let’s dive into the difference between someone who comes from an entrepreneurial background and those that have jumped into this business from a job. Kids you grow up in a entrepreneur household are expected to learn and work in the business from a very early age. That… or they are expected to take on as much of the household duties as possible, because the bread winners work long, hard hours.
Charlene and I both grew up in family businesses and my kids worked in the family business until they went off to college. They know what it means when mom and dad are working when they call late at night or on a weekend. It’s part of our DNA.
On the other hand, say you came in to this business from a job loss, just leaving your job or retiring from your job. Your family and friends, will not know how to deal with the way things have changed and not really understand why it takes more money, time and determination to make this work.
How do we deal with this?
Eleanor Prior – has started a new Bolo Group. If you are interested check out her info here: http://bolomart.com/
Oh – we mentioned Charlene’s Private FaceBook Group at the end of the podcast. If you are interested here is the link:
I am in both these groups and often share tips and advice as well as learn from the experts.
That’s my story… and I’m sticking to it…
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