Yesterday is history, tomorrow a mystery… but today is a gift; and that’s why they call it the present! – Eleanor Roosevelt
I woke up way early this morning and had the hardest time falling back to sleep. I had too much on my mind.
We’re putting out a video today or tomorrow that is the second in a series of videos all about Etsy shop marketing. We’re teaching Etsypreneurs all the secrets of online marketing that we’ve learned over the last five or six years and even though we’re weeding out all of the non-essential garbage… the important stuff that’s left is still a major ton of information representing a whole LOT of stuff to do for anyone who decides to “go for it”.
I woke up worrying that by showing all those marketing steps in one place, we might make some viewers just want to give up. It might seem like too much and, if we catch someone at the wrong time, just feel like more than they can ever get done.
“Big Picture” explanations often do that. By their very nature, overview teaching shows a very high level view and if you’ve ever looked out of the window from an airplane at 30,000 feet you know that those high level views show a lot!
But when we look at our business from that level we have to realize the difference between planning our work and working our plan. Planning our work happens in advance so that we can go about things in an order most likely to yield the results we want. We can’t do the entire plan at once, we have to work it! Over time.
Which brings up a favorite saying of my Aunt Lindy.
“Love the Journey!”
It’s her signature. Literally… she closes all communication with this phrase. Birthday card… Love the Journey. Email… Love the Journey. Thank You Note… Love the Journey. She repeats it over and over and over again and I’m glad she does.
As a creative business owner you have so much to love in the very act of doing anything with your business each day. Look at what you do! To think that there is even a remote possibility that you could make it (or have already made it) into an income producing venture is crazy wonderful! Who can even dream of such things?
Most people don’t get to create much of anything, ever. But you do.
Enjoy that… each day. Love the Journey while working that plan and, if you don’t quit, you’ll find yourself in a place you never dreamed of… and even then you’ll be reminding yourself to live in the present and love the journey!
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