Small business isn’t for the faint of heart. It’s for the brave, the patient and the persistent. It’s for the overcomer. – Unknown
It’s been a bit over two years since Farmhouse Frocks has been established and it has been a whirlwind ever since. It seemed the idea went from “0 to 60 in ten seconds.” I have had a lot to learn and have learned by doing and having successes or failures then picking myself up by the proverbial bootstraps and trying something different when things haven't worked out.
I receive questions in my inbox and in the comments on social media all the time. Questions about clothing, about business and even inspiration. I've compiled a list of questions I've been asked and will be answering those today. Grab a cup of your favorite something warm and let's get started.
I don't take goal setting lightly for Farmhouse Frocks. It is a crucial element in the success of the business. Although 2017 was very much on the upswing I look back and I can see where I didn't always put enough weight on goals. Our goals weren't set high enough and we were able to almost effortlessly achieve them. I want to change things for 2018, pushing ourselves with bigger goals and better strategy. In this post I will try to map out what some of that looks like for our company.
As I was thinking about planning out my goals and achieving them from last week's post it led me to my post for this week. If someone asked me how I balance everything and remain productive I would have to point to a few disciplines I have for myself.
Three categories that help me keep it simple.
Prepare For My Day
Doing My Day
Every business has its own set of challenges and upsets and the past few weeks have been no different for Farmhouse Frocks. Between hiring a new pattern maker and working with her on our new line for the Spring Release, to being sick and needing to go on a business trip and every other little fire in-between, life got a little bit hectic and maybe even overwhelming at times.
You've probably heard it before that resting is essential to your success. But have you ever put that into action? For me, this one has been a hard pill to swallow because I thrive when I get things done. I've always been goal-oriented so stopping for a minute to rest always felt kind of weird. As time goes on and I learn more things, I've learned that resting is absolutely essential for success.