Mommy Needs a Business is all about the joys of running your own business. You never drafted a complete business plan, you couldn't be further from your law school degree and you are now referring to your 12 years of law enforcement as your "former life." But you get to screen print tee shirts in your pajamas while pulling your toddler and preschooler out of vats of ink. What more could a mom want?
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Oh, who am I kidding?
You know this post is about how I’m putting off until tomorrow what I could have gotten done today. Or what I should have done two weeks ago. I blame it all on my lack of design skills. I had postcards to create (and send out) before the trade show. I went on the printing website about 6 times and calculated out the production schedule. Every day I delayed, the production completion time went later and later.
Guess who is getting her postcards delivered on her vacation next week? That’s right. I am. Go ahead and feel sorry for me. I have had 7 months to order these cards. That’s right. Seven. Now I will be putting address stickers on while I am basking in the Idaho sunlight. If I’m lucky, I will be putting address stickers on them. To be honest, having address stickers means I will have sorted through the address list and picked out potential customers I want to target. I have three more days to go through a list of thousands. But that isn’t the kicker.
The kicker is that someone on the staff contacted me today to let me know that I hadn’t properly followed directions properly. There were directions? I had read them. Honest, promise. It just got very complicated. I thought I had done it right. The girl was so nice. She walked me back through the directions and I fixed my problem.
At the last minute I caved and upgraded shipping. I can’t have these bad boys floating around Idaho. No good can come from that. I have learned my lesson. Next time I will just get it done when it needs to get done. The stress isn’t worth it. Trust me.
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