July 17, 2006.
I know, I know I have not posted in over a week - shame on me. YA, BUT....(cue whinny voice) I have been very, very busy. I am still up to my arm pits with developing new products, signing a contract, working on exclusives for another company, changing way we produce products, train new artist (she is SO talented!), send company information to existing boutiques, figure out what products to send to media for possible press, get photos ready for photo shoot........did I miss anything.
I honestly always thought I was pretty good at multi-tasking, but um, adding more things to do at the same time pretty much does NOT guarantee you do any more, or do it any better. My work gets sloppy. Oh, did I forget to mention the vacation I am going on....this weekend and another one next weekend?
So - my plan to drink Red Bull all day long and not sleep for the next 72 hours...ya I wish, is not working out the way I planned.
I have to focus and do what HAS to be done immediately. I have gone back to lists, but I am happy to say number 1 (develop new products and painting prototypes) is almost finished. Each day I cross one or two things (do JPD blog) off my list, and am able to serve left-overs (again) for dinner or last resort start crying and ask for help. Running your own business does NOT mean you have to do it all.
This is hard for me, I am a perfectionist, and I am also someone that believes I can do it all. I had my daughters 4th birthday this past Saturday (over 30 toddlers, siblings and parents oh my!) and I had decided I would paint her bed room before the party. I was serious, I even bought the paint, tore her room a part and had planned on painting before the party.
My husband made me have the 'come to Jesus' meeting on Thursday, and I quietly put the paint in the garage, and put her room back together Friday night.
These days people are actually offering to take things off my plate, I think they know I am on the brink of a nervous break down from stress....or they are reading my blog ;).