Thursday, July 25, 2013

I'm Back!

I am writing this blog installment on my iPad on our way back from the Chicago Gift Show (making the most of my time since I don't do any of the driving - thanks Barb).

I know it has been months since I posted any content here, but I have been feeling overwhelmed by all of the demands of running a business, well as, making inventory for the store, wholesale customers, retail craft shows and custom orders.  I'm tired just thinking about it.  And that doesn't even include time for any of the "social media" networking I'm supposed to do which includes this blog.

So, while riding today I've been searching the Internet for inspiration:  blogs to follow,  good stuff to tweet, Facebook pages to like, etc.  In the past several hours I have been to so many sites that I have lost count.  But this last blog has stuck in my head and I just have to share it you you.  Even if you don't have a business per say to run, Marie Forleo has a lot to say about getting things done.  Kids need cupcakes tomorrow and you have an 8AM meeting?  Son has soccer game and you have a presentation to prepare?  If this sounds anything like you,  you need to read Marie's blog.    


I had come to terms while we were away that I need to have a daily schedule.  I have already off loaded some of the social media work to, and they are doing a fabulous job with Facebook and twitter.  I have also given up some of the bookkeeping to my side kick Barb.  I also have a tentative schedule that I will be tweaking over the next couple of weeks in order to relieve the stress of never having time to be "creative".

I will let you know in the coming weeks how things are progressing.