Thursday, March 31, 2011
Today is end of the month and bill paying day etc. for my business. Blah! Rather be quilting! But it is a necessity.
I'm having a problem and need to fill the hours. Nearly every day in my 27 years of business, I have been flat out busy with the phone ringing off the wall or going out to a networking event. I still network and this weekend I am participating in the Home Show at the Convention Center. The level of my business is fine, sales still about the same. But, after so many years of being driven by events, now I am kind of bored in between. I'm at a crosssroads. Not really ready to retire but not wanting to pursue every lead or drum up leads. I'm kind of happy with the business I have but I realize that I can't rest on my laurels as it will dry up.
I think I need to make a list and set some goals. I was talking to a client yesterday who is retired but she and her husband are so busy they can hardly have a day at home. She is an avid quilter and belongs to the quilting group that held the retreat.
What I'd like to do is still have some clients and keep my sales at a certain level but also establish me time for things I want to do, like quilting. Today I could have played bunco with the Republican women but I've never played bunco before and I'm just not used to taking a day off like that. It wouldn't have hurt me as I could have done my book work yesterday. I do have an installation today at 3:30 at my church which will take several hours I think. Installer has 6 blinds to install 20 feet up. Don't envy him at all.
I guess I need to sit down and set some goals, make a list, get a big calendar and fill it up. I keep my schedule on the computer but I don't "see" it. I do have my pretty Decorating calendar so I think I will fill up April so I can look at it.
Just got off the phone with my regional director. Now I have a little motivation to get moving. I forget to reach out to others. So I want to keep my business going, work less, and play more. Now just to figure out how to do it. Later.