Every 6 months or so, I call up my dear friend Katie and we talk shop. It’s so refreshing to have someone in the industry whom you can trust and be candid with. She’s the type of friend I can bounce ideas off of and get good honest feedback because she gets it. She understands the weird work hours, the attempt to juggle it all and how you must change with the times.
But it’s tough.
You are the business. You can change anything you want at the drop of the hat. Yet, you have your brand and products set so you should remain the same day in and day out, right?
But shouldn’t you change with the times?
I’ve been asking myself that question all week. I feel like I need to shake things up. Being comfortable and in the same routine doesn’t work well for me or my creativity. I need a boost of excitement, something to get fired up about. Now I’m not going to do anything drastic as change my business name or entire product line, but I feel like the business needs to grow up a bit. You know?
I created this business from the ground up and in it’s infancy stage it was all about babies and being cute. But as I mature and my children grow, I want my business to grow with them. This business is a reflection of my life and my family and I’ve changed along with my family. So my business should reflect that.
I don’t have a concrete plan, as of yet, but I have some ideas brewing that I’m getting really excited about. One of the big item on my list is to be purposeful and intentional with my time in business, family, health and this blog. I won’t go into too much detail in this post but lately my schedule is non-existent. Some might say, you just had a baby, give yourself some slack! And yes, that is true but I crave routine and knowing what my next step will be. I’m most productive under a tight deadline. So in order to grow my business to where I want it to be, I need to be true to myself and accept change.