The other day, one of my readers asked what my dreams were for the future and I thought it would be nice to share the answer in a post instead of a comment. Before I share my dreams for the future, I’m going to share a bit about the past.
Many of you know my story. In short, my business was started out of the desire to add a little income to the family budget. I didn’t have any big dreams attached to it. I just wanted to make a couple hundred dollars a month to help with some bills. I’ve never considered myself an entrepreneur or a designer, writer, photographer…any of that. I was just a stay-at-home mom who wanted to do something more than what I was doing, but I wanted a job that would allow me to stay home with my boys.
About a year into my business, I started this blog and my business shifted from a decorative painting & mural business to a refurbished furniture & antiques business. Later, it sort of morphed into a blogging, freelance writing, book writing sort of business. When my friend and graphics designer, Laura, was working on the branding for my business, she asked a series of questions about my goals and dreams. I wish I had taken notes during that conversation! I do remember some of the goals and I recall feeling like they were pretty “pie-in-the-sky” at the time and I felt like I needed to qualify all of them by saying things like, “…this is waaaay down the road” and “…it would be really, really cool if this happened, but it’s just a dream, not really a goal.”
Every single goal I set out for myself was either met or completely blown away. I don’t say that in any sort of prideful way. I say that in more of a flabbergasted, dumbfounded sort of way. Remember that I felt like these goals were long shots at best.
So, what’s next? To be honest, I start to think bigger and take some steps towards growth and then I shrink back, not really sure how big I want things to get. Does that make sense? I’m not the type of person...