Friday, November 9, 2012

Go For It

I have been thinking a lot about where I was in January and where I am now.

I decided to make a go with this business without really knowing how to do any of the things I would need to do.  I was SCARED.... but I didn't let that fear keep me from trying.

I have come an extremely long way with my small FLIPZLES company, but I still have a lot farther to travel and not an easy road ahead of me.  It is clear to me that this is going to take hours and hours of work.

The designing is the fun part that I look forward to, but I am not very good at marketing. Everything I do in that area is something I haven't done before.  I don't know if it will work or not. I still get scared and sick to my stomach everytime I have to make a telephone call.

I am rejected or ignored everyday -- but I know with all of the no's there come a few yes's and when I get those happy replies it makes it all worth it.  And on days when no positive replies come, I just keep sending out more emails and messages so that more people can learn about my product.

I don't know what the future holds.  I hope that I get to make more puzzles.
That is what I am working for -- if that doesn't happen though I know I won't feel like I didn't succeed.
This week I made phone calls that I wouldn't have had the guts to just a month ago.
After I made the calls I read a book to my 2 year old and sang songs with him.
Next week I will be trying new things and learning even more.
For me that is a wonderful thing and a success in itself.

Remember  -Nobody who is currently doing anything knew how to do it when they started out.
They had to start somewhere...

So -- I guess the point of this post is....

If there is something you are dreaming about trying/making/doing/being --
DON'T LET FEAR WIN!  Go for it :)
You'll be amazed at how the PIECES start to FIT TOGETHER.


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  1. good for you :) Thank you for being brave enough to share your work!

  2. It's a TON of work whether you are starting a franchise business (like what I did) or start with a brand new original idea like yours. But so very rewarding and exciting!! Keep moving forward! I do one thing every single day to grow my business, and you are right. Some days you get a response, some days you hear nothing. I would love to partner with you to share your Flipzles with our member families! Send me an email at gena.schneider (at) :) Looking forward to hearing from you!!

  3. Your idea is fabulous, and your artwork lovely! Great job. Keep it up.