“Business opportunities are likes buses; there’s always another one coming.”-Richard Branson
Wow!!!! If this wasn’t the quote I needed to read as we are ending 2019. I am tired. I feel like I’m going to truly take a little break over Christmas to take a step back from business life and focus on myself and my family. When something is nagging at me, I feel like I HAVE to listen to it. Something has just been telling me to stop planning events lately. I don’t mean that I’m stopping them because we do have a couple on the books for 2020, but I’m making an effort to stop trying to fill up my calendar. We’ve done at least fifteen events this year consisting of wholesale shows, retail shows, and speaking engagements. (I also feel like there are more, but my brain is tired.) Most of these events were put on the calendar because I sought them out, but some of the most rewarding events have been those unexpected ones that we were invited to attend. THAT has proven to me that I cannot stress on making sure I have a set amount of things scheduled. I tend to stress on making sure we have events scheduled, jotting down events I want to remember next year, and asking others which events they love the most. I know this is because I love our business, but I also feel like I must maintain these events to "keep up". So I want to be sure I'm participating in these events because it works well with our schedules and our sanity levels. I cannot focus on that other business who does eight Christmas events and we only did six. I cannot pay attention to anyone else’s path except ours.
We only have so many hours in the day. We cannot spend them doing things that don’t give us peace or that cause us anxiety. It’s okay to do something for yourself! Your family (and customers) will thank you in the long run! Therefore, when reading that quote, I can only think about how there will always be more buses, but no more babies!