Have you ever done that? I do it frequently. Raking the leaves, I congratulate myself for the surprised and rather pleased look on my husband’s face to see a job completed. When cooking a new recipe, I imagine the yummy sounds that only a fine tasting meal brings. I thought of the new business I could start simply because I purchased some material to make a hoodie for my dog (incidentally the material is still sitting untouched in a cupboard). I caught myself doing it again tonight. I had a great idea for a story line but instead of actually writing the story, I was already trying to figure out how to market my new and, as of yet, unwritten book.
I always have some new scheme up my sleeve. If anyone needs a new business idea or marketing campaign, I’m your gal. I have designed several different small businesses right here in my own home town, everything from a taxi service to a mobile sub shop to a bookkeeping business. My husband has been very supportive with all my endeavours. The only one he drew a line at was when I attempted to start my own housecleaning service. He absolutely refused to back me in anyway, with good reason I might add, I have a terrible time keeping my own house in tiptop shape. Each business was carefully constructed, researched, and modeled until I was sure it would not fail. None of them actually got off the ground however. I simply was not the right person for the job. The right person usually comes along a couple months later and I go around telling everybody that I was right because I saw the need for the business first!
See, all of these businesses never actually made it to the business stage. Armed with a shaky grip on reality, head-in-the-clouds syndrome, and a hefty fear of failure, I could not complete the final phase. Each enterprise had its own reason for self-destruction, very valid reasons. So I spend my weeks devising the next great adventure complete with a humble attitude about my great success. When my doggie clothing line becomes the “in” thing for dogs, be sure and drop me a line. I just might have a special prize for my loyal supporters!