For me, life is about passion. Doing what you love, creating what you love, listening to your instincts and following them.
If you share this philosophy with others, then it's contagious. Don't take no for an answer, just have a plan and figure out a way. No excuses.
Go for it.
Lately, I've been involved in the process of promotion for my Etsy shop, thinking of ways to branch out and create more exposure & not to mention, I'd like to have fun while I do this -(which I am!) But, I've realized that this only works once you have created a vision for yourself. And I don't just mean a plan. I mean visualizing yourself doing what you want to do and creating that reality, on your own terms. I recently took a weeks vacation and instead of going away, I stayed on the homefront to help out a family member with some issues she was having. (Hey, my sister needed me and I am pretty good at playing shrink too). However, I had a bit of free time to play in the Bluepie Studio and I realized that's where I belong! That's where I am happy. That's where I thrive. It's my passion. It's also me, creating my own reality, creating my vision. So, since then I've been super busy spending all waking hours planning, thinking, sewing and dreaming. But I am also taking action. I joined the NJ Etsy street team today (yeah!) and decided to ship international too. Tomorrow I will think up some other new ideas to move things along. (I think in my sleep too. I know that's not good since I need those brain cells to recharge at night, so I am working on that too.) So- the last few weeks were pretty good to Bluepie too..I had some sales and great feedback from buyers who are happy with my products and customer service. Yup- it all starts with a vision! to be continued.....