I spent the day drilling, sanding and pounding in pegs – not the most creative part of my gig. But I’m not complaining because making CraftSanity Looms helps me afford to work from home and be available to my kids as well as take on other low-paying gigs that make me exceedingly happy including producing my podcast and publishing CraftSanity Magazine.
So while I don’t love the loom assembly part of my independent business (I’d much rather be weaving on the looms or teaching weaving workshops.), it’s important to note that most independent business owners have to do stuff they don’t absolutely love some of the time. What makes this bearable is that we get to decide when, where and how we’re going to get this less exciting work done.
We get to wrestle with the big questions about hiring help and considering possible manufacturing options. The decisions are challenging, but a high level of satisfaction comes with developing an idea into a viable business.
Cheers to all of you who rolled up your sleeves and did some grunt work today. High five!
Looking ahead… I’m scheduled to do a segment on WZZM Channel 13’s “Take Five & Company,” Friday morning about crafty/DIY organizing ideas. Let me know if you have any good ideas to share. I always credit my sources and, as a chronic clutter bug, I’d love to hear what works well for you.
Now to muster up the will to exercise and de-clutter a bit…