As you know I am seriously trying to figure out how to get this business( with my recnac (cancer) gifts) out there and more available? I was studying about where to really begin. I guess we have begun some, we are already selling from our home and the hospital, but we are slowly coming to a division in the road on how and where to take it from here?
As I was looking up strategies, I found this one... and I have to admit, I believe if we followed these suggestions that not only will we have a thriving business but we will have a thriving life too!
The first one is to know where you are. Concerning life I would add, where did I come from?.
Next is you need to know where you want to be. Concerning life I would add, why am I here and what type of life do I want?
The last is to figure out how to get there. Concerning life I would add, what type of life do I have and where am I going with that type of life?
Strategy is very simple:
You need to know where you are
You need to know where you want to be
You than need to figure out how to get there.
"The starting point is easy, you are about to start or have just started a business. The problem with a lot of start up companies is a very poor definition of where they want to be. So you need to define where you want to be and be as specific as possible in the form of targets and milestones.
The targets are specific and measurable, the milestone are the key things you need to achieve in the first and second year and illustrate the highlights in the “story” of your business. "
I couldn't help but think life is a lot like a new adventure or investment. You will get exactly what you put into it, effort and time. I think no one can start over... but we can make a whole new beginning, that's important to realize so that you don't feel stuck and without a vision. With this simple exercise for our business, I realized that we should all do these same exercises with our lives. We need to have targets and goals that are specific and measurable. We need to accomplish certain MILESTONES in our lives, in order to progress.
Remember "HOME IS WHERE OUR STORY BEGINS"
Hopefully we can all take a minute to evaluate our life, and see if we know where we are? See if we know what we want in life? And last but not least, study, pray, search to know exactly how to obtain the life that we want. I personally know, it can make all the difference in the world to find the answers to all 3 of those questions.
Now many of you have asked when my blog or web site will be up and running ...with photos? Well, I do appreciate you patience, computers are not quite my thing and so I have to rely on dear friends and family to help me and guess what? They have lives too, so I have to wait my turn.
I did however include photos of 2 of our gifts. The first one is our tea/coasters. Many times with cancer you are encouraged to drink more tea. This package comes with two and the coaster has a cute pocket in it, that holds the tea and you just flip it over and magic...you have a coaster too. It's a neat gift and of course my favorite part is the inspirational quote that comes with it ...
"A woman is like a tea bag. You never know how strong she is until she gets into hot water." ~Eleanor Roosevelt
The next gift is one of my favorites and one that I still use...the Seat Belt Covers. I couldn't believe how much it hurt to have the pressure of the seat belt against me after my biopsy and it got even worse, after surgery and radiation. These are important too, not just cute. I asked many woman in the hospital waiting room with me (remember you are there every day for 7 weeks) what they did to find comfort while wearing a seat belt? I was shocked, one woman said that she uses a blanket shoved in under the seat belt, another lady said she shoved her coat or a pillow under there. But the worst was, many of the woman just flat out said... they don't wear their seat belts at all, it hurts too much. I felt sad that a woman would survive cancer and then get seriously hurt in a a car accident. So these were created.
Thanks for your constant help and support, I couldn't make it without it!
"My path has not been determined. I shall have more experiences and pass many more milestones"
"It's when ordinary people rise above the expectations and seize the opportunity that milestones truly are reached."
"I can't change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination." ~Jimmy Dean
"A goal without a plan is just a wish" ~ Larry Elder