Let me first say that if you are encountering this challenge congratulations. You have worked really, really, really hard and things are taking off. Of course, with the good comes the hard. Growth in your business is a bit like a fork in the road. Maybe you started your business for the joy of creating (I hope you did!) or to make a bit of money or as a bit of therapy – or all of the above.
Now, you’ve esatablished a brand; a name for yourself, items are selling fast & you are getting new opportunities. In the beginning when your business was a pipe dream you would have killed for the recognition and the offers. If they have arrived then you have some big decisions to make that will literally change you quality of life.
You will gain and you will lose.
You will gain business, respect, recognition, sales, and more exciting opportunities.
You will lose time. Most importantly time with your family. Need I say more? I know many of us on this adventure have families and many more of us are mothers. If you focus on your business those hours are not focused on your kids. I realize it’s a different ball game if they are older and a bit more self sufficient. Or is it?
(Her angel wings were a gift from Miss Mustard Seed – thanks again, Marian!)
If you’ve started and own your own business it means you are pretty ambitions, a dreamer & maybe even a bit competitive truth be told. But what happens when your creative energy needs to turn into hiring employees, managing and purchasing larger supplies? This can all be done, but at what cost to you?
I don’t know. It’s a big decision to make when it arrives. I am up for a bit of risk and experiementation. But, I hate the feeling of letting anyone down – my new venture, myself & my tiny kids. I prayed for wisdom and I got it. And what is even better than wisdom? The peace that comes with making the right choice.