Okay, I got off the ledge - no no I was never that down on the company....I got a number of concerned friends and readers asking if all was okay with JPD. Yes, yes, yes - I am not doing ANY of the following;
Selling the Business
Closing Down the Business
Quitting the Business
Giving up on the Business
These are the facts:
1. It's funny this year with day light savings so early, and Easter so early, it's like 1/3 of the country is on Spring Break now, the other 1/3 is next week, and then the rest of us - our Spring Break is the week AFTER Easter (I know my fractions don't add up...math is not my strong point). it's just a strange slow time....
2. Last year a number of catalogs dropped before Spring, so that boosted sales and moral. This year one dropped in January, one just dropped and one has yet to drop....
3. Last year it rained, non stop for 40 days and 40 nights....maybe not that many days, well it sure seemed that long, now it's gorgeous in California, about 75 degrees as I write this....I would so be cutting school right now!
4. Be careful what you wish for. When you reach all of your goals and you have crossed everything off your 'what I want to accomplish' list....well what are you to do? (psst....make a new list, make some new goals) And I am pretty sure everyone else that works here would not be too thrilled when my only goal for the company left is get on the Oprah Show, or be in the Oprah Magazine....okay not my only goal left, come on!
And do know, I use this blog as a sounding board, a therapeutic device if you will. It's like a journal....except it's for all to read. If anything I am honest about what it takes to run a business. I think most business owners are NOT honest about their companies. It has ups and downs, it has highs and lows, good days and bad days - it is just like life. When you are all pumped up to start your business, these are not the things you think about.
Don't worry, I am working on some things....I'll be gung-ho crazy optimistic cheerleader entrepreneur again......I promise!