what got you to start your own business?
What made you decide to just do it? I’ve been thinking about this for so long. I’ve done all the research, created a business plan, identified my strengths and weaknesses, and except for marketing and having a complete line ready, I seem to keep procrastinating. Why? I have no excuses – I’m healthy at 50, the kids are older, I’m single, pretty much a loner, own my home, have a dedicated sewing room, and work full time.
Have I become so complacent with my current life that it scares me to change it? Am I haunted by negative-commenting ghosts? Do I fear failure? Success? I so want to be a business owner, to earn my own income. I don’t expect to earn millions, or luck out like Cabbage Patch or Beanie Babies, I just want to supplement and if it turns out that I can go into production – great. I’ve worked in manufacturing since 1980 and have a pretty good idea about planning, production, and quality control. I feel like I’ve been working towards this but something is harnessing me. Am I lazy? Or do I just not want to blame myself?
What self-talk will get me going? What creative kick in the fanny will jolt me out of this? Fortune-cookie advice, anything?