...what if you’re not interested in a full business model? What if you just want to take your creativity and your talent and sell more product, to earn extra money for a trip to Italy? Or extra money for vacation with the grandkids? What if your goal isn’t to be a DBA (doing business as), it’s merely to make a little more money and have a little more freedom?
I started my full-time writing career more than a decade ago. I was working as an office manager for a drug and alcohol clinic and I hated it. I cried every day when I pulled into the parking lot. When the door closed behind me it felt as though I was in a prison and my sentence was to get through the next eight hours before I could go home. Once out of the office and breathing sweet freedom I cried again from the stress of having spent yet another day of my life in a job that sucked the very life out of me.
There is great business growth, where you have more customers than you know what to do with, and they are wildly enthusiastic about your brand.And, there is business growth where you are making do. You earn new customers but you lose old customers. You introduce new products that create interest, but not wild word-of-mouth attention. You aren’t failing, but you are only moving forward step by step.
Take the leap. Step out of your comfort zone. Make that money you want to make. Create the free time to visit grandkids across the country. Buy that new car. Whatever it is that is nudging you to take your magic to the next level, listen to it and go for it!
I think leadership is the face of the baby boomer woman. I think we will see more baby boomer women taking charge of their life, their free time, their income, and their future. They will work with their younger counterparts and share creativity and build innovative companies and contribute to their local community in ways we haven’t seen before.
Having a routine also eliminates decision fatigue. Hey, I eat the same breakfast almost every day simply because I don’t want to get up and try to decide what to have. Knowing I will have one egg, a half a bagel, coffee and read the paper before I start my day gives my brain a breather and lets me get to work without having had to fret about any decisions no matter how small.
Truly, as soon as Nov. 1st hits us, our brain goes immediately into holiday mode, doesn’t it? Women are the keepers of the holiday traditions and food and shopping and magic. I know. I know men contribute these days. I know your man might lend a hand here and there, but women love the color of the holidays, the joy, the laughter, the warmth of cookies baking in the oven, the decorating, and all the homey atmosphere that comes with our winter holidays.It’s family, wouldn’t you agree? It’s that deep emotion we feel about being with family in times of celebration. And if you have a little one at your house, as so many of us do, this year is going to be even more joyous for you.