It’s day two of a week off from work. (God bless the generous vacation benefit I receive!)
I took a nap and binge-watched the Real Housewives of Orange County. Partway through episode three, I asked myself:
“I wonder what productive things I could be doing right now instead of this?” Then, I watched episode four.
I am procrastinating. There is much to be done in the land of the MN small business. Like making an actual business plan, for one. There’s also
- tax registration to be filed
- MN state and county licensure to be applied for
- website design quotes to be gotten
- conference vendor fees to be planned and paid for
- inventory to order
- screen printing to price out
- etc, etc, etc……
So, if you’ve ever felt like starting a small business, my best beginning advice is to lie down and see if the feeling goes away. (This is also how I approach marathon running, by the way. The feeling always goes away there.)
The thing I cannot ignore, though, is that my ENERGY shoots straight up whenever I delve into this project. Even if I have to cattle-prod myself into gear at the beginning. I start to strategize in my head about launch events, instructor sponsorships, marketing schemes (even though I kind of suck at marketing), and general leadership of maybe, one day, my very own staff.
I cannot do all this other stuff, though, unless I take care of the un-fun details like, oh, making sure I can LEGALLY sell stuff in the great (currently gray, cold, and windy) state of Minnesota.
So, my broader message to all today is: The Wobble is in the Details.
Tell me, small family of readers, what details are getting under your skin today? What are you procrastinating? What do you suck at but have to do anyway? I want to hear about it all…..
Below is a pic of my son ironing out the details of his gender identity. I’m not sure which detail he liked best….the pink color or the texture of the thule. At any rate, he tried a new thing. Good job.