I was fighting off the flu a week or two ago. And it has taught me a valuable lesson.
Doing a blog post was a real challenge after a full day at That Day Job. I was tired and feeling horrible. I wasn’t sure if I could focus enough to write something clearly. But I am trying to be consistent with when I post. As discipline for me as well as reliability for those of you reading. Luckily, I had partly typed up a post, so I only had to do some edits and add a photo. That was hard enough. It was a struggle. But it has taught me a valuable lesson.
Be prepared ahead of time. Schedule blog posts a week ahead. Pre-package my products. Put address labels on envelopes. Have extras for parcels ready to go. I am hoping this will be a big help when I need it. If I get sick. If I get more orders than expected (fingers crossed this one actually happens). Commitments to friends and family. Or even to make time for a holiday – wouldn’t that one be nice.
If I had done this already – I could have just laid on the couch feeling woeful. Some lessons I learn on this creative business adventure are big ones. And sometimes, they are little ones like this.