I enjoy the simplicity and happiness of life, free from manufactured unhappiness and stress. I review these quotes every day as part of a daily affirmation. Earlier this year, I discovered the Ralph Waldo Emerson quote as part of a...
"That's it. We're never going to sell anything ever again. No one likes our products. We should just give up." - Me after getting 0 orders in one 24 hour period
"GREAT HORN SPOON!
We're going to CRUSH this year! WE ARE UNSTOPPABLE!" - Me after getting 10 orders in one 24 hour period
When people think of entrepreneurial life, they often envision a happy, self-assured pioneer! If they've met any actual entrepreneurs, they also probably know about the long hours and unsteady income, sleepless nights, abandoned family, and sometimes financial ruin.
And that's all superficial stuff...
We probably will never have a sale on the above products.
Here's why: we have to stay in business.
It comes down to pricing.
Side note: I wrote an article about product pricing for Pyragraph and you might be interested in it if you're interested in our business.
Our production is 100% handmade...
I'm not whining. It just is really hard.
But, as I'm sure you've picked up by now, it's also one of the most rewarding and magical experiences of my life.
This will be the first real vacation we've taken since we started the business and I'm kind of anxious... I mean, what if orders come in when we're gone? What if we get a big PO and can't make soaps in time because we're out of our workshop? What if... nothing happens, no one orders anything, we get no more wholesale inquiries, and we have to close the business ALL BECAUSE WE TOOK A VACATION?
I take a lot of risks in my life. I risk financial security, career stability, stability of my heart and mind, and a stability of living situation.
To me, life is messy and unstable.
Whenever I have made decisions based on what is the most stable, I have always reflected on that as a bad decision in hindsight.
- she was one of the famed "Bassett Sisters" who helped out the Wild Bunch frequently (and was romantically involved with them off and on)
- her and her sister's association with many famous (and deadly) outlaws meant neighboring ranchers trying to run the ladies off their land couldn't hire anyone to do their dirty work, and even the local police wouldn't convict them of various crimes of which they were accused (mostly rustling)...