Diary of a #Mompreneur, Day 4
Date: August 4, 2018
YTD 2018 Product Sold: $1261.50 Finished Inventory Currently on Hand: $11,638
Hours of sleep: 7 Caffeine: 2 venti white mochas with an extra shot
Now that I have spent 20 minutes searching for my bullet journal planner and finally found it in the bedroom of my sleeping son, I feel like I am settled enough to write today’s blog entry.
Today was a bit of a whirlwind, but a good one. Spent some time today with the family visiting my Grandma, which we haven’t done in far too long. We had an excellent visit which included my Grandma’s family favorite dish of spaghetti and meatballs. Also talked shop a bit. Almost never fails that a visit to my Grandma’s includes a discussion about my great-great-grandfather who built furniture. I enjoy these conversations. I’m sure I enjoy my love of working with wood and making in part to him and growing up with pieces he built around me. Including my baby crib and dresser, which I still have, and intend to refinish at some point so I can hand them down to my daughter, just as they were handed down to me.
After our lovely visit it was time to head home and get me in the shop. Worked in the shop until dinner time and while I gave the kiddos their bath and got them to bed, my lovely and wonderful wife sanded some coasters for me. We are definitely at the “all hands on deck” stage at my house, eeking in sanding, dying, or other pop-up product related items every spare moment we have. Pop up is next weekend. My first ever, I’m a bit nervous, trying to stay focused right now on just getting all of the product done in time!
This week I have been spending time listening for my second time to the audiobook of “Crushing It” by Gary Vaynerchuck, or Gary Vee as most people call him. I have also listened to his first book, “Crush It” two times as well. I definitely get something new out of every time I listen to each one. Right now, the vibe that is coming through loud and clear is to work my ass off. So that is what I’m doing. I put highest priority on time with my family, making sure I am meeting my obligations there to the best of my ability. Next on the priority list is the full-time job. With every other waking moment available I am either thinking about my business, strategizing, interacting on social media or building product. And you know what, you would think I would be exhausted with only getting on average 5 to maybe 6 hours of sleep a night. Here is where it’s awesome to become an entrepreneur AFTER becoming a Mom. For real, my daughter, my youngest did not sleep more then an hour and a half at a time during the night until she was 14 months old and had tubes put in her ears and adenoids taken out! I was getting, if I was lucky 4 hours of sleep, and that was interrupted sleep, every night. At the time I had no idea it would be perfect preparation for me to be taking care of my 3rd baby, my business. It may seem crazy to some, but I can honestly say I have never been happier!
Wins for the day: Spending time with my Grandma and family AND getting workshop stuff done.
Fails for the day: The wins get it for today! Feeling good.
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